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Beta Coefficients of Polish Blue Chip Companies in the Period Of 2005–2011


  • Dębski Wiesław

    (University of Finance and Management in Warsaw Pawia 55, 01-030 Warszawa, Poland)

  • Feder-Sempach Ewa

    (University of Lodz Faculty of Economics and Sociology POW 3/5, 90-255 Łódź, Poland)


Risk plays a significant role in various aspects of financial decision throughout the world financial markets. Beta parameter is one of the commonly used coefficient to estimate the systematic risk associated with stocks. Beta is mostly calculated using single index market model by W. Sharpe.

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  • Dębski Wiesław & Feder-Sempach Ewa, 2012. "Beta Coefficients of Polish Blue Chip Companies in the Period Of 2005–2011," Folia Oeconomica Stetinensia, Sciendo, vol. 12(2), pages 90-102, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:foeste:v:12:y:2012:i:2:p:90-102:n:1
    DOI: 10.2478/v10031-012-0025-6

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