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Title: What drives the return and volatility spillover between DeFis and cryptocurrencies?
Authors: Assaf, Ata 
Demir, Ender
Ersan, Oguz
Affiliations: Department of Business Administration 
Keywords: Connectedness
Cryptocurrencies
DeFis
Spillover
Uncertainty
Issue Date: 2024-01-01
Part of: International Journal of Finance and Economics
Abstract: 
In this paper, we study the return and volatility connectedness between cryptocurrencies and DeFi Tokens, considering the impact of different uncertainty indices on their connectivity. Initially, we estimate a TVP-VAR model to obtain the total connectedness between the two markets. We find that returns on the cryptocurrencies transmit significantly larger shocks and, thus, are responsible for most variations in the majority of DeFis' returns. Then, to analyse the impact of uncertainty on total return and volatility connectedness, we use four factors, namely, Economic Policy Uncertainty (EPU), The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX), Infectious Disease Equity Market Volatility Tracker (ID-EMV) and Geopolitical Risks (GPR). We find that except for geopolitical risks, all three measures have a positive impact on return and volatility connectedness, while GPR exerts a negative impact. Finally, we provide implications for researchers, market participants and policymakers.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/7314
ISSN: 10769307
DOI: 10.1002/ijfe.2969
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Business Administration

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