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What Drives the Stock Market Integration in the CEE-3?

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  • Vyrost, Tomas
  • Baumöhl, Eduard
  • Lyocsa, Stefan

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In this article, we study the possible explanatory power of macroeconomic factors that may drive the stock market integration between the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary (CEE-3) and developed countries, using Germany as a benchmark. Our findings suggest that the recent global financial crisis has affected time-varying correlations between certain stock markets more substantially than the entry of the CEE-3 into the EU. The results of our analysis of the effects of these macroeconomic factors were inconclusive. Only our proxy of exchange rate risk was significant in all cases, with positive effects on integration, thus supporting the presence of contagion among different markets.

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  • Vyrost, Tomas & Baumöhl, Eduard & Lyocsa, Stefan, 2013. "What Drives the Stock Market Integration in the CEE-3?," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, pages 67-81.
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    1. Jasmina Ðuraškovic & Slavica Manic & Dejan Živkov, 2019. "Multiscale Volatility Transmission and Portfolio Construction Between the Baltic Stock Markets," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 69(2), pages 211-235, April.

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    Keywords

    stock market integration; CEE-3; time-varying correlations; DCC MV-GARCH model; macroeconomic factors;

    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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