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Identification of Global and National Shocks in International Financial Markets via General Dynamic Factor Models

Matteo Barigozzi, Marc Hallin () and Stefano Soccorsi ()

No ECARES 2017-10, Working Papers ECARES from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: We employ a two-stage general dynamic factor model method to analyse the co-movements between returns and between volatilities of stocks belonging to the US, European, and Japanese financial markets. We find evidence of two common shocks driving the dynamics of volatilities - one global (worldwide) shock and one US-European shock and four "national" shocks in the panel of returns, but no global one. Co-movements in the returns and volatilities panels increased considerably in the period 2007-2012 associated with the Great Financial Crisis and the European Sovereign Debt Crisis. We interpret this finding as the sign of a surge, during crises, of interdependencies across markets, as opposed to contagion. Finally, we show that the global volatility shock, identified via natural timing assumptions, has homogeneous dynamic effects within each individual market but more heterogeneous effects across them, and also has good predictive power on aggregate realised volatilities.

Keywords: dynamic factor models; volatility; financial crises; contagion; interdependence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 G00 C50 C30 G15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-03
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