Impact of the Covid-19 induced panic on the Environmental, Social and Governance leaders equity volatility: A time-frequency analysis
Source of Publication
Research in International Business and Finance
We apply wavelet analyses to study how the Covid-19 fueled panic influenced the volatility of ESG (environmental, social and governance) leaders’ indices encompassing the World, the USA, Europe, China, and the Emerging Markets. We document intervals of the low, medium, and high coherence between the Coronavirus Panic Index and the price moves of the ESG Leaders indices. The low coherence intervals signify the diversification potential of ESG investments during a systemic pandemic such as Covid-19. We document differences in the pattern exhibited by various geographical indices highlighting their potential role for designing cross-geography hedge strategies, both now and in the future.
Covid-19 panic, Wavelet time-frequency analyses, ESG investments, Hedge strategies, Equity volatility, Co-movements
Umar, Zaghum; Gubareva, Mariya; and Tran, Dang Khoa, "Impact of the Covid-19 induced panic on the Environmental, Social and Governance leaders equity volatility: A time-frequency analysis" (2021). All Works. 4362.
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