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What drive the regional integration of emerging stock markets?

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  • Khaled GUESMI

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This study explores the fundamental driving forces of regional equity market integration. The determinant factors are categorized into three dimensions: market attribute, economic fundamentals and world information. My sample consists of equity markets in 4 notable regional trading blocs: Latin America, Southeastern Asia, Southeastern Europe and Middle East over the period March 31, 1996-March 31, 2008. I measure market integration based on pricing error as proposed by Bhattacharya and Daouk (2002) and Adler and Qi (2003). Using multivariate BEKK-GARCH (1, 1) process and switching regime model, my results show that the time-varying degree of integration of Latin America, Southeastern Asia, Southeastern Europe region, satisfactorily are explained by the regional level of trade openness and market development. For the Middle East, individual-market volatility and inflation play a significant role in the integration process. The analysis of the financial integration also reveals that the degree of integration of equity markets considerably varies over time.

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  • Khaled GUESMI, 2011. "What drive the regional integration of emerging stock markets?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(2), pages 1-23.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00280
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    1. Ekaterina Dorodnykh, 2013. "What Drives Stock Exchange Integration?," International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research (IJBESAR), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMATTECH), Kavala, Greece, vol. 6(2), pages 47-79, September.
    2. Ekaterina Dorodnykh, 2014. "Determinants of stock exchange integration: evidence in worldwide perspective," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 41(2), pages 292 - 316, March.
    3. Abid, Ilyes & Kaabia, Olfa & Guesmi, Khaled, 2014. "Stock market integration and risk premium: Empirical evidence for emerging economies of South Asia," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, pages 408-416.

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    Keywords

    Emerging Stock Market; Financial Integration; Multivariate GARCH;

    JEL classification:

    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling

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