Global Commodity Prices and Global Stock Volatility Shocks: Effects Across Countries

35 Pages Posted: 5 May 2017

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Wensheng Kang

Ronald A. Ratti

Western Sydney University - Department of Economics & Finance

Joaquin Vespignani

University of Tasmania - School of Economics and Finance

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Date Written: May 4, 2017

Abstract

This paper investigates the time-varying dynamics of global stock volatility, commodity prices, and domestic output and consumer prices. The main empirical findings of this papers are: (i) stock volatility and commodity price shocks impact each other and the economy in a gradual and endogenous adjustment process; (ii) the impact of a commodity price shock on global stock volatility is far greater during the global financial crisis than at other times; (iii) the effects of global stock volatility on the US output are amplified by the endogenous commodity price responses; (iv) in the long run, shocks to commodity prices (stock market volatility) account for 11.9% (6.6%) and 25.1% (11.6%) of the variation in US output and consumer prices; (v) the effects of global stock volatility shocks on the economy are heterogeneous across nations and relatively larger in the developed countries.

Keywords: Global commodity prices, Global stock volatility, Output, Heterogeneity

JEL Classification: D80, E44, E66, F62, G10

Suggested Citation

Kang, Wensheng and Ratti, Ronald A. and Vespignani, Joaquin, Global Commodity Prices and Global Stock Volatility Shocks: Effects Across Countries (May 4, 2017). CAMA Working Paper No. 36/2017 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2963431 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2963431

Ronald A. Ratti

Western Sydney University - Department of Economics & Finance ( email )

Sydney, NSW 1797
Australia

Joaquin Vespignani (Contact Author)

University of Tasmania - School of Economics and Finance ( email )

Commerce Building,
Sandy Bay Campus
Sandy Bay, TAS, Tasmania 7005
Australia

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