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Economic integration and the comovement of stock returns

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  • Tavares, José

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We analyze how economic integration affects the cross-country comovements in stock returns, in developed and emerging markets. Bilateral trade intensity increases the correlation of returns, while real exchange rate volatility, the asymmetry of output growth and export dissimilarity decrease it.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 103 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 65-67

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:103:y:2009:i:2:p:65-67

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Keywords: Economic integration Correlation of stock returns Bilateral trade Real exchange rate volatility Asymmetry of output growth Legal and political institutions;

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  1. Ülkü, Numan & Baker, Saleh, 2014. "Country world betas: The link between the stock market beta and macroeconomic beta," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 11(1), pages 36-46.
  2. Donadelli, Michael & Paradiso, Antonio, 2014. "Does financial integration affect real exchange rate volatility and cross-country equity market returns correlation?," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 206-220.
  3. Rui Menezes & Andreia Dioniso, 2011. "Globalization and long-run co-movements in the stock market for the G7: an application of VECM under structural breaks," Papers 1101.4093, arXiv.org.
  4. Alexander Eptas & Lawrence A. Leger, 2010. "A Mean-Variance Diagnosis of the Financial Crisis: International Diversification and Safe Havens," Journal of Risk and Financial Management, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(1), pages 97-117, December.
  5. Menezes, Rui & Dionísio, Andreia & Hassani, Hossein, 2012. "On the globalization of stock markets: An application of Vector Error Correction Model, Mutual Information and Singular Spectrum Analysis to the G7 countries," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 52(4), pages 369-384.
  6. Hellström, Jörgen & Liu, Yuna & Sjögren, Tomas, 2013. "Stock exchange mergers and return co-movement: A flexible dynamic component correlations model," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(3), pages 511-515.

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