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Volatility Spillovers between Equity and Currency Markets: Evidence from Major Latin American Countries


  • Lucía de las Nieves Morales


This paper investigates the nature of volatility spillovers between stock returns and a number of exchange rates in six Latin American countries and one European economy in the 1998-2006 period. We divide our sample into sub periods, prior to and after th

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  • Lucía de las Nieves Morales, 2008. "Volatility Spillovers between Equity and Currency Markets: Evidence from Major Latin American Countries," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 45(132), pages 185-215.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:45:y:2008:i:132:p:185-215

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    Stock returns; exchange rates; integration; volatility spillovers; EGARCH modelling;

    JEL classification:

    • F37 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Finance Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets


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