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The Implications Of Liquidity Crises In The Context Of Emerging Capital Market

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  • Felicia Ramona Birău

    (University of Craiova Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Craiova, Romania)

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This article aims to highlight the implications of liquidity crises in the context of emerging capital market. Capital markets, and especially emerging capital market appear to behave notably differently during periods of liquidity crises in comparison with periods of stability. The concept of emerging capital market itself is in obvious antithesis to the idea of financial equilibrium. This particular category of capital markets is characterized in a certain measure by profound institutional, structural and functional disequilibrium. In addition, this article aims to analyze the efficient market hypothesis in terms of liquidity. It has been empirically demonstrated that emerging capital market are rarely efficient, or in the most optimistic case weak form efficient.

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  • Felicia Ramona Birău, 2012. "The Implications Of Liquidity Crises In The Context Of Emerging Capital Market," Revista Tinerilor Economisti (The Young Economists Journal), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(18), pages 189-193, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:rteyej:v:1:y:20121:i:18:p:189-193
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    Keywords

    liquidity; crises; disequilibrium; emerging capital market; efficiency; investors; risk;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation

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