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Are Stock Markets Integrated? Evidence from a Partially Segmented ICAPM with Asymmetric Effects

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  • Mohamed El Hedi Arouri

    (LEO - Laboratoire d'économie d'Orleans - CNRS : UMR6221 - Université d'Orléans, EconomiX - CNRS : UMR7166 - Université de Paris X - Nanterre)

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In this paper, we test a partially segmented ICAPM for two developed markets, two emerging markets and World market, using an asymmetric extension of the multivariate GARCH process of De Santis and Gerard (1997,1998). We find that this asymmetric process provides a significantly better fit of the data than a standard symmetric process. The evidence obtained from the whole period and sub-periods analysis supports the financial integration hypothesis and suggests that domestic risk is not a priced factor.

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Cited by:
  1. Khaled Guesmi & Ilyes Abid & Mohamed Hedi Arouri & Frédéric Teulon, 2014. "On the determinants of equity international risk premium : Are emerging zones different ?," Working Papers 2014-322, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  2. Abid, Ilyes & Kaabia, Olfa & Guesmi, Khaled, 2014. "Stock market integration and risk premium: Empirical evidence for emerging economies of South Asia," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 408-416.
  3. Salma Fattoum & Khaled Guesmi & Bruno-Laurent Moschetto, 2014. "The Evolution of Risk Premiums in Emerging Stock Markets: The Case of Latin America and Asia Region," Working Papers 2014-132, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.

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