Extreme spillover effect of COVID-19 pandemic-related news and cryptocurrencies on green bond markets: A quantile connectedness analysis

Khalfaoui R., Mefteh-Wali S., Dogan B., Ghosh S.

International Review of Financial Analysis, vol.86, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.irfa.2023.102496
  • Journal Name: International Review of Financial Analysis
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EconLit
  • Keywords: Green bond, Cryptocurrency, COVID-19 news-related indexes, network, analysis, Quantile regression, Time-frequency connectedness, IMPULSE-RESPONSE ANALYSIS, MACROECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS, MEDIA COVERAGE, SAFE HAVEN, BITCOIN, HEDGE, GOLD, IMPACT, TIME
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


© 2023 Elsevier Inc.We provide the first empirical study on the role of panic and stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including six uncertainties and the four most traded cryptocurrencies, on three green bond market volatilities. Based on daily data covering the period from January 1, 2020 to January 31, 2022, we combine Diebold and Yilmaz's (2012, 2014) time domain spillover approach and Ando et al.'s (2022) quantile regression framework to investigate the time-frequency spillover connectedness among markets and measure the direction and intensity of the net transmission effect under extreme negative and positive event conditions, and normal states. We further provide novel insights into the green finance literature by examining sensitivity to quantile analysis of the net transfer mechanism between green bonds, cryptocurrencies, and pandemic uncertainty. Regarding the network connectedness analysis, the results reveal strong net information spillover transmission among markets under the bearish market. In extremely negative event circumstances, the MSCI Euro green bond acts as the leading net shock receiver in the system, whereas COVID-19 fake news appears as the largest net shock contributor, followed by BTC. According to sensitivity to quantile analysis, the net dynamic shock transfer mechanism is time-varying and quantile-dependent. Overall, our work uncovers crucial implications for investors and policymakers.