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Stock Market Liquidity: Comparative Analysis of Croatian and Regional Markets


  • Vladimir Benic

    (Privredna banka Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia)

  • Ivna Franic

    (VIPnet usluge, Zagreb, Croatia)


On the Croatian stock market liquidity has never been in the focus of academic research, thus we find it necessary to observe liquidity at the aggregate level. This paper observes multi-dimensional liquidity through the impact of turnover on price change together with several one-dimensional measures. In our empirical research we applythe illiquidity measureto seven different stock markets. We focus on the Croatian stock market as compared to other markets in the Central and Eastern Europe and German market. The results of the research indicate a substantial level of illiquidity in the Croatian and other developing markets.

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  • Vladimir Benic & Ivna Franic, 2008. "Stock Market Liquidity: Comparative Analysis of Croatian and Regional Markets," Financial Theory and Practice, Institute of Public Finance, vol. 32(4), pages 477-498.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipf:finteo:v:32:y:2008:i:4:p:477-498

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