Unforeseen Events Wait Lurking : Estimating Policy Spillovers From U.S. to Foreign Asset Prices

Author/Editor:

Tamim Bayoumi ; Trung T Bui

Publication Date:

August 1, 2011

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Summary:

Event studies are used to analyze the impact of U.S. financial, fiscal, and monetary policies from US to foreign asset prices across a range of G20 countries and Switzerland. The initial announcement that the Administration supported tighter regulation of banks led to a generalized fall in advanced economy bank shares compared to local equity markets. For later Dodd-Frank announcements, however, falls in U.S. bank equity prices were accompanied by increases in U.K. and Swiss valuations, implying a potential for regulatory arbitrage. Turning to macro policies, the 2008/9 fiscal and monetary stimulus packages generally supported foreign activity, while the impact of similar stimulus in 2010 is less clear.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/183

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781462309290/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011183

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

45

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