Covid-19's adverse effects on a stock market index

Kang Hua CAO, Qiqi LI, Yun LIU, Chi Keung WOO

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Abstract

We perform a panel data analysis of 14 daily stock market indices during 01/21/2020 – 06/30/2020 to document a stock market index's negative responsiveness to Covid-19's spread variations. We find that a stock market index's elasticity estimate is −0.028 (p-value <0.01) for local cumulative confirmed cases. As a stock market index tends to move with Covid-19's local and non-local spreads, international efforts of containment are expected to pare stock market losses. Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Early online dateAug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Aug 2020

Citation

Cao, K. H., Li, Q., Liu, Y., & Woo, C.-K. (2020). Covid-19's adverse effects on a stock market index. Applied Economics Letters. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13504851.2020.1803481

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • Daily stock market index
  • Market index elasticities
  • Panel data analysis

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