by Ahmed Samour, Aliya Zhakanova Isiksal, Turgut Türsoy
Start page: 223 - End page: 238
Keywords: ECB, interest rate, ARDL, Bayer-Hanck, economic crises
Jel code: E00; G00
The research examines the influence of the domestic interest rate and spillover effect of the European Central Bank (ECB) interest rates on Türkiyes stock market from January 1999 to January 2019. The research applied the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) co-integration method to analyze the interaction among the tested variables. The Fully Modified-Ordinary Least Square (FMOLS), and Canonical Co-integrating Regression (CCR) tests are employed to support the findings of the ARDL model. A newly developed combined co-integration approach as proposed by Bayer-Hanck (BH) is utilized to promote the ARDL co-integration method. Furthermore, the Granger Causality approach is utilized to explore the causal linkage among tested variables. The findings indicated that Türkiye's stock market was negatively affected by the domestic interest rate volatility. Moreover, the study found that Türkiye's stock market was negatively affected by the ECB interest rate policy. The research suggested that the economic ties and integration among Turkey and the European Union (EU) countries led to increasing the sensitivity and volatility of Türkiye's stock market to ECB interest rate policy. It is suggested that the monetary authorities of Türkiye should pay more attention to stock market stability through monetary policy channels. Furthermore, they should pay more attention to the effects of external shocks such as ECB policy to maintain market stability.