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Market Efficiency and International Linkage of Stock Prices: An Analysis with High Frequency Data

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  • Kenjiro Hirayama

    (School of Economics, Kawansei Gakuin University)

  • Yoshiro Tsutsui

    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

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This paper uses one-minute returns on the TOPIX and S&P500 to examine the efficiency of the Tokyo and New York Stock Exchanges. Our major finding is that Tokyo completes reactions to New York within six minutes, but New York reacts within fourteen minutes. Dividing the sample period into three subperiods, we found that the efficiency has improved and the magnitude of reaction has become larger over the period in both markets. The magnitude of response in New York to a fall in Tokyo is roughly double that of a rise.

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Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 03-04.

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