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Testing the “EU Announcement Effect” on Stock Market Indices and Macroeconomic Variables in Croatia Between 2000 and 2010

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  • Anita Radman Peša
  • Mejra Festić

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We tested the hypothesis of procyclicality against the economic activity and stock exchange of Croatia - as a country preparing for EU accession - in order to investigate the spillover effect, i.e., the degree and pace of integration into larger financial markets such as the EU. The empirical findings obtained in application of OLS methodology for the 2000-2010 period provided evidence that EU accession is a trigger for a closer financial integration of a candidate country as Croatia; and a trigger for a rise in stock prices and economic revival, was reflected in by an increase in GDP and large FDI.

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Article provided by University of Economics, Prague in its journal Prague Economic Papers.

Volume (Year): 2012 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 450-469

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Keywords: stock exchange; regression; procyclicality; financial integration; EU integration;

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