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The price of terror: The effects of terrorism on stock market returns and volatility

  • Arin, K. Peren
  • Ciferri, Davide
  • Spagnolo, Nicola

In this paper we investigate the effects of terrorism on the financial markets. Evidence from six different financial markets shows that terror has a significant impact on both stock markets and the stock market volatility, and the magnitude of these effects are larger in emerging markets.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 164-167

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:101:y:2008:i:3:p:164-167
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