Is the COVID-19 Pandemic a Financial Disaster for G7 Countries? Evidence from a Fourier Cointegration Test
10 Pages Posted: 21 May 2020
Date Written: May 2, 2020
The rapid increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 and deaths caused by the pandemic has had a significant impact on the stock markets of developed countries. In this context, this study examines the effects of the pandemic on stock markets in G7 countries. To this end, the study employs the Fourier-Shin cointegration test from 15 January 2020 to 24 April 2020. The findings reveal that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on the stock markets. Of the seven stock markets studied, the pandemic has affected the FTSE MIB the most, and the Nikkei 500 the least.
Keywords: COVID-19; Pandemics; Stock prices; Cointegration; Fourier term; G7 countries
JEL Classification: C22; G15; H12
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