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Panel Cointegration of Chinese A and B Shares

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  • Ahlgren, Niklas

    ()
    (Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration)

  • Sjöö, Boo

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    (University of Skövde)

  • Zhang, Jianhua

    (University of Gothenburg)

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    This paper uses panel unit root and cointegration methods to test the stationarity of the premium on domestic investors’ A shares over foreign investors’ B shares and cointegration between the A and B share prices on the Chinese stock exchanges. We find that the A share price premium is nonstationary until 2001, when the A and B share markets were partially merged, and that the A and B share prices are cointegrated in the panel.Cointegration is more likely to be found for firms in the service sector and for firms that issued B shares recently.

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    Paper provided by Hanken School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 500.

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    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: 31 Dec 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:hhb:hanken:0500

    Note: This paper is published as: Ahlgren, Niklas, Sjö, Bo and Zhang, Jianhua, 'Panel Cointegration of Chinese A and B Shares', Applied Financial Economics, 19, 1859-1871.
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    Keywords: Chinese A and B shares; Cointegration; Information diffusion; Panel data; Segmentation; Unit root;

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    1. Konstantin A. Kholodilin & Jan-Oliver Menz & Boriss Siliverstovs, 2007. "What Drives Housing Prices Down?: Evidence from an International Panel," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 758, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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