Risk Premium Spillovers Among Stock Markets: Evidence from Higher-Order Moments
39 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2018 Last revised: 12 Oct 2018
Date Written: June 10, 2017
This paper investigates the volatility, skewness and kurtosis risk premium spillovers among U.S., U.K., German and Japanese stock markets. We define risk premia as the difference between risk-neutral and realized moments. Our findings highlight that during periods of stress and after 2014, cross-market and cross-moment spillovers increase, and this is mirrored by a decrease in within spillovers. We document strong bi-directional spillovers between skewness and kurtosis risk premia and emphasize the prominent role played by the volatility risk premium. Finally, we show that several macroeconomic and financial factors increase with the intensity of risk premium spillovers.
Keywords: Spillovers, Volatility, Skewness, Kurtosis, Risk-Neutral, Risk Premium
JEL Classification: C58, G01, G15
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