Reference : Macroeconomic determinants of European stock and bond correlations: A tale of two regions.
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Business & economic sciences : Macroeconomics & monetary economics
Macroeconomic determinants of European stock and bond correlations: A tale of two regions.
Perego, Erica mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Vermeulen, Wessel [Newcastle University London]
Journal of Empirical Finance
Elsevier Science
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[en] This paper presents an analysis of Euro-zone financial markets based on a joint assessment of bonds, stocks and stock–bond correlations between groups of Euro-zone countries. The quarterly component of dynamic correlations indicates the divergence of integration in Europe and highlights the heterogeneity in these markets. Panel regressions on these dynamic correlations, controlling for unobserved heterogeneity, offer new insights into the role of macro-economic determinants of financial markets between assets and regions. This combined analysis of markets provides evidence on the importance of macro-economic factors such as inflation, uncertainty, debt, current account and economic growth in European financial integration. These factors may be overlooked when analysing a single market for individual pairs of countries. As a result we find that the robust role of economic fundamentals in European financial market correlations points to the need for European economic integration based on sound macro-economic fundamentals for both current and future Euro-zone members.

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