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Rational expectation bubbles: evidence from Hong Kong's sub-indices

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  • Tatsuyoshi Miyakoshi
  • Kui-Wai Li
  • Junji Shimada

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This article uses Hong Kong stock market's four sub-indices to examine the existence and causes of rational expectation bubbles. The unit root test is applied to the rational bubble hypothesis. Various causality test methods are used to examine the causality of bubble among the four sub-indices. The empirical results show that in the sub-periods of 1986 to 2002 and 2000 to 2012, the bubbles of commerce and industry and utilities industries are consistent with rational expectation bubbles, but not so in the finance and properties industries. In general, the rational expectation bubbles in the two sub-periods seemed to have been caused by expectations in other growing foreign economies.

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  • Tatsuyoshi Miyakoshi & Kui-Wai Li & Junji Shimada, 2014. "Rational expectation bubbles: evidence from Hong Kong's sub-indices," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(20), pages 2429-2440, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:46:y:2014:i:20:p:2429-2440
    DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2014.904493
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    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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