The Dark Side of Global Integration: Increasing Tail Dependence
Michel A. R. Beine
University of Luxemburg; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Université du Luxembourg
De Nederlandsche Bank
February 13, 2009
We measure stock market co-exeedances using the methodology of Cappiello, Gerard and Manganelli (2005, ECB Working Paper 501). This method is based on quantile regressions and enables us to measure comovement at each point of the return distribution. First, we construct an annual co-exeedance probability for the 5, 10, 25, 75, 90 and 95 percent return quantiles using daily data from 1974-2006. Next, we explain these probabilities in a panel gravity model framework. This analysis shows that macroeconomic events asymmetrically influence comovement of upper and lower tail returns. Financial liberalization has a positive impact on comovement across the return distribution, but its effect is strongest on the left tail quantiles. Trade competition weakly impact the 5%, 10% and 95% quantiles, but has a stronger influence on the other quantiles. Industrial dissimilarity has a strong effect on both tails, but not on the 25% and 75% quantiles. Exchange rate volatilities have a strong effect only on the 5% and 10% quantiles. However, the introduction of the euro has its most pronounced effect on upper quantile comovement.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: stock market comovement, trade integration, financial integration
JEL Classification: F15, F36, F41, G15working papers series
Date posted: February 16, 2009
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