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Stock market integration in Mexico and Argentina: are short- and long-term considerations different?

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  • Fredj Jawadi
  • Mohamed El Hedi Arouri
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen

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This article aims to study the issue of short- and long-term stock market integration in two of Latin America's biggest emerging economies - Mexico and Argentina - with the US stock market using multivariate cointegration tools. Our study covers a period of two decades and shows strong evidence of Argentina and Mexico's short-term financial dependence on the US market. However, our results show no long-term linkages between the markets studied, indicating that Mexican and Argentinean stock markets are governed more by their fundamentals in the long term.

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  • Fredj Jawadi & Mohamed El Hedi Arouri & Duc Khuong Nguyen, 2010. "Stock market integration in Mexico and Argentina: are short- and long-term considerations different?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(15), pages 1503-1507.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:17:y:2010:i:15:p:1503-1507
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850903035899
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    1. Zouheir Mighri & Faysal Mansouri, 2016. "Asymmetric price transmission within the Argentinean stock market: an asymmetric threshold cointegration approach," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 51(3), pages 1115-1149, November.
    2. Rizvi, Syed Aun R. & Arshad, Shaista, 2017. "Analysis of the efficiency–integration nexus of Japanese stock market," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 470(C), pages 296-308.
    3. Souhir Chlibi & Fredj Jawadi & Mohamed Sellami, 2016. "Analyzing Heterogeneous Stock Price Comovements Through Hybrid Approaches," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 27(3), pages 541-559, July.

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