Do market capitalization and stocks traded converge? New global evidence
AbstractIn this paper, we examine convergence of stock markets. Our empirical exercise is based on 11 different panels, which together consist of 120 countries. The richness of the dataset allows us to disaggregate countries into panels, such as high income, middle income, low income, OECD, CSI, and developing country panels. In addition, we construct regional panels, such as those representing the Arab States, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Our main finding is that, based on the conditional convergence model, convergence of stock market capitalization and stocks traded is found for four panels, namely the high and low-income panels, the OECD panel, and the Sub-Saharan African panel. The speed of convergence is high, in most cases between 20% and 30%.
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- Sagarika Mishra & Paresh Kumar Narayan, 2010. "Do Market Capitalisation and Stocks Traded Converge? New Global Evidence," Economics Series 2010_11, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
- G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
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