Price and Volatility Spillovers Across the International Steam Coal Market

53 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2017

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Jonathan A. Batten

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Janusz Brzeszczynski

Newcastle Business School (NBS), Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Cetin Ciner

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Chi Keung Lau

Northumbria University

Brian M. Lucey

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin; University of Sydney Business School; University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Larisa Yarovaya

Date Written: March 30, 2017

Abstract

We examine the degree of integration of the global steam coal market. Using a variety of measures, we show that the Australian market remains the dominant force in setting world coal prices, followed by Mozambique and South Africa. We find little evidence of asymmetric price and volatility transmission. In fact, most markets react to both positive and negative shocks in a symmetric manner. The coal market displays a significant degree of integration, although this varies over time. While China provides a major source of volatility to the global coal market, it is relatively insignificant in terms of price transmission.

Keywords: Integration; Information transmissions; Generalized VAR model; Steam coal

JEL Classification: C32, F18, F49, Q37

Suggested Citation

Batten, Jonathan A. and Brzeszczynski, Janusz and Ciner, Cetin and Lau, Chi Keung and Lucey, Brian M. and Yarovaya, Larisa, Price and Volatility Spillovers Across the International Steam Coal Market (March 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2943359 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2943359

Jonathan A. Batten

Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

School of Economics, Finance and Banking
Sintok, Kedah 06010
Malaysia

Janusz Brzeszczynski

Newcastle Business School (NBS), Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom ( email )

Department of Accounting and Financial Management
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST
United Kingdom

Cetin Ciner

University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( email )

Wilmington, NC 28403
United States

Chi Keung Lau

Northumbria University ( email )

City Campus East-1
NE1 8ST
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/l/chi-keung-lau/

Brian M. Lucey (Contact Author)

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin ( email )

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University of Sydney Business School ( email )

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Australia

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City ( email )

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6th Ward, District 3
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh 70000
Vietnam

No contact information is available for Larisa Yarovaya

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