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Izzeldin, Marwan, Muradoğlu, Yaz Gülnur, Pappas, Vasileios, Petropoulou, Athina and Sivaprasad, Sheeja (2023) 'The impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on global financial markets.' International Review of Financial Analysis, 87 (102598).

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Abstract

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded the Ukraine. In this paper, we analyze the response of European and global stock markets alongside a representative sample of commodities. We compare the war response against the recent Covid-19 pandemic and the not-too-distant 2008 global financial crisis. Applying a Markov-switching HAR model on volatility proxies, estimates are made of synchronization, duration and intensity measures for each event. In broad terms, stock markets and commodities respond most rapidly to the Russian invasion; and post-invasion crisis intensity is noticeably smaller compared to both the Covid-19 and the GFC. Wheat and nickel are the most affected commodities due to the prominent exporter status of the two countries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Ukraine war, Financial markets, HAR, Markov switching, Commodities
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
ISSN: 10575219
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2023.102598
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2023 10:31
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39190

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