Linkages Among Asset Markets in the United States : Tests in a Bivariate GARCH Framework

Author/Editor:

Parha Deb ; Salim M. Darbar

Publication Date:

November 1, 1999

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper develops a bivariate GARCH model that allows for time-varying conditional correlations and simultaneous testing of two Granger-causal linkages: the impact of return volatility in a market on intermarket correlation and the impact of return volatility in one market on the volatility of another. Using daily data from stock, bond, currency, and commodity markets in the United States, the paper finds evidence of each form of linkage. Furthermore, the conditional correlations change over time and exhibit considerable persistence. The estimated time-varying conditional correlations provide insight into the nature of the stock market crash of 1987.

Series:

Working Paper No. 99/158

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451857566/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1581999

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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