Term spreads and the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from international sovereign bond markets
Source of Publication
Finance Research Letters
We explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the term structure of interest rates. Using data from developed and emerging countries, we demonstrate that the expansion of the disease significantly affects sovereign bond markets. The growth of confirmed cases significantly widens the term spreads of government bonds. The effect is independent of government policy and monetary responses to COVID-19 and robust to many considerations.
Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, Government bonds, Interest rates, Policy responses, Sovereign bond, Term spread, Term structure
Zaremba, Adam; Kizys, Renatas; Aharon, David Y.; and Umar, Zaghum, "Term spreads and the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from international sovereign bond markets" (2021). All Works. 4155.
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Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license