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La regolamentazione dello short selling: effetti sul mercato azionario italiano (Short selling ban: effects on the Italian stock market)

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  • Lisa Mattioli
  • Riccardo Ferretti

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On September 2008, Consob banned the short-selling of financial stocks in the Italian equity market. We analyse the effect of these bans on liquidity, returns, volatility and market efficiency comparing a sample of 23 financial stocks with a control group. The analysis shows a reduction in liquidity for the banned stocks and no significant differences in returns, volatility and market efficiency between the two groups, testifying the inability of restrictions to achieve the purpose for which they were introduced.

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Paper provided by Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Facoltà di Economia "Marco Biagi" in its series Centro Studi di Banca e Finanza (CEFIN) (Center for Studies in Banking and Finance) with number 13081.

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Length: pages 27
Date of creation: Aug 2013
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Handle: RePEc:mod:wcefin:13081

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Keywords: short selling; regulation; stock market; liquidity; volatility; market efficiency;

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  1. Chiara Pederzoli & Costanza Torricelli, 2013. "Efficiency and unbiasedness of corn futures markets: New evidence across the financial crisis," Centro Studi di Banca e Finanza (CEFIN) (Center for Studies in Banking and Finance) 13091, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Facoltà di Economia "Marco Biagi".
  2. Stefano Cosma & Elisabetta Gualandri, 2013. "The sovereign debt crisis: the impact on the intermediation model of Italian banks," Centro Studi di Banca e Finanza (CEFIN) (Center for Studies in Banking and Finance) 13102, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Facoltà di Economia "Marco Biagi".
  3. Elisabetta Gualandri & Valeria Venturelli, 2013. "The financing of Italian firms and the credit crunch: findings and exit strategies," Centro Studi di Banca e Finanza (CEFIN) (Center for Studies in Banking and Finance) 13101, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Facoltà di Economia "Marco Biagi".

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