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The Unprecedented Stock Market Reaction to COVID-19

by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Kyle Kost, Marco Sammon, Tasaneeya Viratyosinvia Economics Working Papers
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Economics Working Paper 20112

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Covid Economics: Vetted And Real-Time Papers

by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Kyle Kost, Marco Sammon, Tasaneeya Viratyosinvia Center for Economic Policy Research
Friday, April 3, 2020

No previous infectious disease outbreak, including the Spanish flu, has impacted the stock market as powerfully as the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Unprecedented Stock-Market Reaction To COVID-19

by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Kyle Kost, Marco Sammon, Tasaneeya Viratyosinvia KelloggInsight
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread from a regional crisis in China’s Hubei province to a global pandemic, equities plummeted and market volatility rocketed upwards around the world.

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The Unprecedented Stock Market Reaction To COVID-19

by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Kyle Kost, Marco Sammon, Tasaneeya Viratyosinvia University of Chicago
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

No previous infectious disease outbreak, including the Spanish Flu, has impacted the stock market as powerfully as the COVID-19 pandemic. We use text-based methods to develop this point with respect to large daily stock market moves back to 1900 and with respect to overall stock market volatility back to 1985. We also argue that policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic provide the most compelling explanation for its unprecedented stock market impact.

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Policy News And Stock Market Volatility

by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Kyle Kostvia Cato Institute
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Volatility in aggregate equity returns is difficult to interpret in a convincing manner. Classic work shows that stock market ups and downs cannot be rationalized by realized future dividends discounted at a constant rate. Partly motivated by this demonstration, one major line of research stresses time‐​varying expected returns in asset pricing models with rational agents. 

Policy News and Stock Market Volatility

by Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Kyle Kostvia Economics Working Papers
Monday, March 25, 2019

Economics Working Paper 19105