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An examination of the equity market price linkage between Australia and the European Union using leveraged bootstrap method

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  • Abdulnasser Hatemi-J
  • Eduardo Roca

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The paper examines the equity market price interaction between Australia and the European Union - represented by the UK, Germany and France - based on the Toda-Yamamoto causality test, which is bootstrapped with leveraged adjustments. A new information criterion is used to choose the optimal lag order. Weekly MSCI data covering the period 1988 to 2001 is used, divided into two subperiods to allow for a structural break arising from the ERM crisis of 1992. Results show that, during the period before the ERM crisis, no significant causal links exist between Australia and any of three EU countries. During the period after the ERM crisis, Australia also had no causal links with Germany and France but it had with the UK, with causality running from the UK to Australia but not vice-versa. Thus, Australian investors may find the German and French, but not the UK, equity markets, attractive venues for their international diversification. German and French, but not British, investors may also obtain the same benefit from the Australian equity market.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The European Journal of Finance.

Volume (Year): 10 (2004)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 475-488

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Handle: RePEc:taf:eurjfi:v:10:y:2004:i:6:p:475-488

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Keywords: equity market integration; leveraged bootstrap; causality; European Union;

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  1. Hatemi-J, Abdulnasser & Roca, Eduardo, 2006. "A re-examination of international portfolio diversification based on evidence from leveraged bootstrap methods," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 23(6), pages 993-1007, December.
  2. Hatemi-J, Abdulnasser, 2012. "Is the UAE stock market integrated with the USA stock market? New evidence from asymmetric causality testing," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 273-280.
  3. R. Scott Hacker & Abdulnasser Hatemi-J, 2006. "Tests for causality between integrated variables using asymptotic and bootstrap distributions: theory and application," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(13), pages 1489-1500.

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