COVID-19: stock market reactions to the shock and the stimulus
Graziadio Business School
COVID-19, emerging markets, event study, small firms, stimulus
Using the WHO announcement on 11 March 2020 and the Federal Reserve Bank announcement on 9 April 2020 as two events that represent the shock and the stimulus, this study finds that COVID-19 caused a negative shock to the global stock markets, especially in emerging markets and for small firms. We find that the US stock market experienced positive abnormal returns from the Fed stimulus compared to other developed countries and emerging markets. We find that the positive abnormal returns from the stimulus were garnered by the US large firms instead of the small firms.
Applied Economics Letters
Harjoto, Maretno Agus; Rossi, Fabrizio; and Paglia, John K., "COVID-19: stock market reactions to the shock and the stimulus" (2020). Pepperdine University, All Faculty Open Access Publications. Paper 54.