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March 29th - 31st 2019

 

From March 29th to 31st 2019, the Center for Financial Development and Stability (CFDS) at Henan University and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) will organize their 5th annual Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics hosted by Henan University.

June 23rd and 24th 2018

On June 23rd and 24th 2018 the Center for Financial Development and Stability (CFDS) at Henan University and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER), will organize their 4th annual Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics hosted by Henan University.

Kick-Off Meeting of the Center for Financial Development and Stability at Henan University

October 18th, 2017
School of Economics - Henan University

 

On October 18th, 2017, the Center for Financial Development and Stability at Henan University – short CFDS – successfully held its Kick-Off meeting.

The director of the CFDS – Makram El-Shagi, Dean of the School of Economics – Song Bingtao, and Mao Liqun – Vice Dean of the International Affairs Office- gave the opening speeches and together uncover the centers plaque. The Center members welcomed the President of the Halle Institute of Economic Research (IWH) – Prof. Dr. Reint E. Gropp and Prof. Dr. Jarko Fidrmuc, who holds the Chair of International Politics at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany, during the Kick-Off Meeting. The CFDS will start research cooperation’s with the IWH as well as Zeppelin University and was honored to welcome both professors for the kick-off meeting.

Date and Time: April 16th, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Room: Dongliuzhai, Meeting Room on the 1st floor (Old Campus)

Abstract

Since 2001, the People Bank of China (PBoC) use its communication to manage market expectations. To check whether PBoC's communication affect expectations of market participants and matter as a monetary policy instrument, we test the impact of the sentiment of PBoC's communication on asset prices. For that purpose, we first rely on a computational linguistic tool to compute the sentiment of PBoC's speeches and second, we use a high frequency methodology to estimate the effects of sentiment on asset prices. Our results show that positive changes of sentiment affect positively equity prices in the Shanghai and the Shenzhen stocks markets and that negative changes of sentiment increase bond yield and market rate at longer maturity, i.e. the 10-year government bond yield and the 3-month money market rate, respectively. Additional extensions show that PBoC's communication does not have a persistent effect on equity prices beyond the speech-day and that the sentiment of PBoC's communication still has a positive and significant impact on equities even when controlling for all the monetary policy instruments implemented by the PBoC. Hence, our findings show that PBoC's communication matter as a monetary policy instrument to shape market expectations and to move asset prices.

About the Speaker

Hamza Bennani is associate professor at the Université de Paris-Nanterre. His research focuses on the political economy of central banking, including central banks´ communication policy and decision-making process.

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