Prof. Dr. Jens Klose hat zusammen mit Prof. Peter Tillmann von der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen den Artikel “The Stock Market and NO² Emissions Effects of COVID-19 around the World“ in der international referierten Zeitschrift Economics & Politics veröffentlicht. Der Artikel ist Open-Access und kann unter diesem LINK abgerufen werden.

Untenstehend finden Sie eine Zusammenfassung (in Englisch):

In this paper, we study the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in estimated panel vector autoregression models for 92 countries. The large cross-section of countries allows us to shed light on the heterogeneity of the responses of stock markets and nitrogen dioxide emissions as high-frequency measures of economic activity. We quantify the effect of the number of infections and four dimensions of policy measures: (1) containment and closure, (2) movement restrictions, (3) economic support, and (4) adjustments of health systems. Our main findings show that a surprise increase in the number of infections triggers a drop in our two measures of economic activity. Propping up economic support measures, in contrast, raises stock returns and emissions and, thus, contributes to the economic recovery. We also document vast differences in the responses across subsets of countries and between the first and the second wave of infections.