Impact of Fed Tapering Announcements on Emerging Markets

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Date Published 2014
Primary Author Prachi Mishra
Other Authors Kenji Moriyama, Papa N'Diaye, Lam Nguyen
Theme Housing Finance and the Economy


This paper analyzes market reactions to the 2013-14 Fed announcements relating to tapering of asset purchases and their relationship to macroeconomic fundamentals and country economic and financial structures. The study uses daily data on exchange rates, government bond yields, and stock prices for 21 emerging markets. It finds evidence of markets differentiating across countries around volatile episodes. Countries with stronger macroeconomic fundamentals, deeper financial markets, and a tighter macroprudential policy stance in the run-up to the tapering announcements experienced smaller currency depreciation and smaller increase in government bond yield. At the same time, there was less differentiation in the behavior of stock prices based on fundamentals.

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