An investigative study of links between terrorist attacks and cryptocurrency markets

Almaqableh, Laith, Reddy, Krishna, Pereira, Vijay, Ramiah, Vikash, Wallace, Damien, and Veron, Jose Francisco (2022) An investigative study of links between terrorist attacks and cryptocurrency markets. Journal of Business Research, 147. pp. 177-188.

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Our objective in this paper is to explore the impact of 21 terrorist attacks on the risk and return of cryptocurrencies. This is motivated by the rapid increase in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency prices in conjunction with uncertainty about cryptocurrency fundamental value and how this value is determined. Using daily cryptocurrency returns and the event study methodology, we estimate cryptocurrency abnormal returns around terrorist activities. Asset pricing models are fitted with interaction variables to identify the impact of individual attacks. ARCH models are used to determine changes in systematic risk. Our findings indicate that terrorist attacks positively contribute to the returns of cryptocurrencies whilst the attacks also result in short-term risk shifting behavior for different cryptocurrencies

Item ID: 75757
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7978
Keywords: Terrorist Attack, Abnormal Returns, Systematic Risk, Commodity Market
Copyright Information: © 2022 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 05:49
FoR Codes: 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380107 Financial economics @ 25%
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3502 Banking, finance and investment > 350299 Banking, finance and investment not elsewhere classified @ 75%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1102 Financial services > 110201 Finance services @ 100%
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