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Does ADR Listing Affect the Dynamics of Volatility in Emerging Markets?



This paper analyzes the time-series variation in the return volatility of non-US stocks from emerging markets that are cross-listed on US exchanges. Unlike previous studies in the cross-listing literature, return volatility is modeled using conditional heteroscedasticity models. We find that firms’ exposure to risks such as local and global market betas remain unchanged after cross-listing. Moreover, we do not identify notable changes in the dynamics of the volatility of cross-listed stocks after cross-listing except for leverage effects. We further show that the mean level of conditional variance is not affected after cross-listing. Thus, our results provide counter-evidence to the belief that foreign investor participation drives volatility upward.

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  • Mehmet Umutlu & Aslihan Altay-Salih, 2010. "Does ADR Listing Affect the Dynamics of Volatility in Emerging Markets?," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 60(2), pages 122-137, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:fau:fauart:v:60:y:2010:i:2:p:122-137

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    1. Mehmet Umutlu & Levent Akdeniz & Aslihan Altay-Salih, 2013. "Foreign Equity Trading and Average Stock-return Volatility," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(9), pages 1209-1228, September.
    2. Umutlu, Mehmet, 2019. "Does idiosyncratic volatility matter at the global level?," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 252-268.
    3. Ali Fayyaz Munir & Shahrin Saaid Shaharuddin & Mohd Edil Abd Sukor & Mohamed Albaity & Izlin Ismail, 2021. "Financial liberalization and the behavior of reversals in emerging market economies," International Journal of Emerging Markets, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, vol. 17(6), pages 1565-1582, January.
    4. Umutlu, Mehmet & Akdeniz, Levent & Altay-Salih, Aslihan, 2010. "The degree of financial liberalization and aggregated stock-return volatility in emerging markets," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 509-521, March.
    5. Bley, Jorg & Saad, Mohsen, 2011. "The effect of financial liberalization on stock-return volatility in GCC markets," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 662-685.
    6. Umutlu, Mehmet & Yargı, Seher Gören, 2022. "To diversify or not to diversify internationally?," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 44(C).

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    return volatility; adr; egarch; cross-listing; emerging markets;
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    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets


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