The Core, Periphery, and Beyond: Stock Market Comovements among EU and non-EU Countries

Posted: 9 Apr 2014 Last revised: 17 Sep 2018

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Michael A. Goldstein

Babson College - Finance Division

Joseph McCarthy

Bryant University

Alexei G. Orlov

Securities and Exchange Commission

Date Written: September 2, 2018

Abstract

Using linear and nonlinear correlations, copulas, quantile dependence and lower-tail dependence, we find that (i) equity markets of the advanced European Union (EU) countries comove more closely with each other than with the peripheral economies, (ii) comovements with non-EU countries are lower, (iii) relative comovement structure before, during, and after the global financial crisis has been very stable, and (iv) the level of comovements remained virtually the same between the crisis and postcrisis periods. Our results are robust to controlling for Fama-French, U.S. and global risk factors, as well as monetary policy, market interest rates, exchange rates, and uncertainty.

Keywords: Financial interdependence, comovements, European stock markets, PIIGS, Brexit, copulas, global financial crisis

JEL Classification: G10, G15, F30, F37, C14

Suggested Citation

Goldstein, Michael A. and McCarthy, Joseph and Orlov, Alexei G., The Core, Periphery, and Beyond: Stock Market Comovements among EU and non-EU Countries (September 2, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2422528 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2422528

Michael A. Goldstein

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Joseph McCarthy (Contact Author)

Bryant University ( email )

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Alexei G. Orlov

Securities and Exchange Commission ( email )

100 F Street NE
Washington, DC 20549
United States

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