One Central Bank to Rule Them All

Brusa, Francesca, Savor, Pavel and Wilson, Mungo (2018) One Central Bank to Rule Them All. Saïd Business School Working Paper, Oxford.

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Abstract

While global stock markets enjoy high returns on days surrounding FOMC meetings, there is no comparable result for other central banks either internationally or, more surprisingly, domestically. Neither announcement surprises nor currency moves drive these findings, which hold even for stocks with a domestic focus. The difference in announcement premia is not explained by economy size, exposure to multinationals, or policy activism. We conclude that the Fed exerts a unique impact on global equities. Consistent with this hypothesis, uncertainty drops across global markets following FOMC announcements but not those of other central banks. Furthermore, the Fed is generally the leader among central banks in setting monetary policy.

Item Type: Oxford Saïd Research Paper
Keywords: Risk Premia, Announcements, Monetary Policy, Central Bank, Federal Reserve, finance
Subject(s): Finance
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 14:04
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 14:32
Funders: not applicable
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5501

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