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A revisit to how linkages fuel dependent economic policy initiatives: Empirical evidence from US and BRIC financial stress indices

Amanjot Singh (School of Applied Management, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India)
Manjit Singh (School of Applied Management, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Article publication date: 13 November 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The authors aim to report empirical linkages between the US and Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) financial stress indices catalyzing catalyzing dependent economic policy initiatives (an extended version of Singh and Singh, 2017a).

Design/methodology/approach

Initially, the study develops financial stress indices for the respective BRIC financial markets. Later, it captures linkages among the said US-BRIC indices by using Johansen cointegration, vector autoregression/vector error correction models (VECM), generalized impulse response functions, Toda–Yamamoto Granger causality, variance decomposition analyses and bivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) model under constant conditional correlation framework, in general. Markov regime switching and efficient causality tests proposed by Hill (2007) are also used.

Findings

Overall, there are both short-run and long-run dynamic interactions observed between the US and Indian financial stress indices. For rest of the markets, only short-run interactions are found to be in existence. The time-varying co-movement coefficients report financial contagion impact of the US financial crisis on Russian and Indian financial systems only. Contrary to this, Brazilian and Chinese financial systems are largely exhibiting interdependence with the US financial system. Efficient causality tests report indirect impact of the Russian financial system on Brazilian via auxiliary Indian financial system.

Originality/value

The present study is the first of its kind capturing linkages among the US-BRIC financial stress indices by using diverse econometric models. The results support different market participants and policymakers in understanding effectiveness and implementation of economic policies while considering their cross-market interactions as well.

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Citation

Singh, A. and Singh, M. (2017), "A revisit to how linkages fuel dependent economic policy initiatives: Empirical evidence from US and BRIC financial stress indices", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 59 No. 6, pp. 1068-1108. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLMA-08-2016-0074

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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