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Monetary policy effectiveness and stock market cycles in ASEAN-5


Zare, Roohollah and Mohamed, Azali and Habibullah, Muzafar Shah and Wan Ngah, Wan Azman Saini (2013) Monetary policy effectiveness and stock market cycles in ASEAN-5. In: Eighth Malaysian National Economic Conference (PERKEM VIII), 7-9 June 2013, KSL Hotel & Resort, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. (pp. 480-492).


This paper examines the asymmetric effects of monetary policy on real output in Bull and Bear phases of stock market in five ASEAN economies (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand) using the recently developed pooled mean group (PMG) technique. Stock market cycles are identified by employing Markov-switching models and the rule-based non-parametric approach. Estimating the models using monthly data from 1991:1 to 2011:12, the results show that monetary policy (measured by short-term interest rate) has a negative and statistically significant long-run effect on real output in bull and bear market periods while the effects are stronger in bear periods than bulls. In the short-run, there is not statistically significant relationship between monetary policy and real output. These results are consistent with finance constraints (capital market imperfection) models which predict that monetary policy is more effective during bear periods than bulls.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: School of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: Monetary policy; Stock market cycles; Asymmetry; Pooled mean group; Markov switching
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 03:50
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 03:50
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/26081
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