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Parametric And Nonparametric Approaches To Event Studies: An Application To A Hotel'S Market Value

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  • Juan Luis Nicolau

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    (Universidad de Alicante)

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The main objective of this paper is twofold: on the one hand, to analyse the impact that the announcement of the opening of a new hotel has on the performance of its chain by carrying out an event study, and on the other hand, to compare the results of two different approaches to this method: a parametric specification based on the autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity models to estimate the market model, and a nonparametric approach, which implies employing Theil's nonparametric regression technique, which in turn, leads to the so-called complete nonparametric approach to event studies. The results that the empirical application arrives at are noteworthy as, on average, the reaction to such news releases is highly positive, both approaches reaching the same level of significance. However, a word of caution must be said when one is not only interested in detecting whether the market reacts, but also in obtaining an exhaustive calculation of the abnormal returns to further examine its determining factors.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2001-08.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2001
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Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:2001-08

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Keywords: Abnormal Returns; Hotel Opening; Market Value;

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