Global Contagion of Market Sentiment During the US Subprime Crisis
12 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2014 Last revised: 14 Sep 2021
Date Written: February 1, 2014
This paper investigates how global market sentiment propagates among the markets and how the interdependency through the propagation changes during the course of the US subprime crisis. We adopt a bivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) model, and use a sample of eight global markets: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and the Eurozone in our investigation. Our results identify that (1) a long-run equilibrium relationship existed between market sentiment in the US and other major global markets during the subprime crisis period; (2) a global contagion of market sentiment occurred from the US market on September 15, 2008 to Japan, Korea, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and the Eurozone; and (3) the major global markets are all interrelated.
Keywords: Subprime crisis, Volatility indices, Market sentiment, Bivariate GARCH model
JEL Classification: G12, G13
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