The Global Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Markets
10 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 25, 2020
This paper hypothesizes that the number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases significantly influence the stock returns in international financial markets. Our empirical evidence, based on panel Granger non-causality tests, strongly supports this hypothesis for Group of Seven (G7) countries. This also adds to the growing literature on the impact of non-economic variables on financial markets, from the perspective of diseases.
Keywords: COVID-19, Cross-section dependence, Panel bootstrap causality, Stock market return
JEL Classification: C23, G12, G14, G15
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