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Impact of terrorism on stock markets: Empirical evidence from the SAARC region

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  • Naukhaiz Chaudhry

    (University of Central Punjab)

  • David Roubaud

    (MRM - Montpellier Research in Management - UPVM - Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3 - UPVD - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School - UM - Université de Montpellier)

  • Waheed Akhter

    (CIIT - COMSATS Institute of Information Technology)

  • Muhammad Shahbaz

    (MRM - Montpellier Research in Management - UPVM - Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3 - UPVD - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School - UM - Université de Montpellier)

Abstract

This study investigates the impact of terrorism on stock markets in SAARC countries during 2000−2015. An event-study analysis and fixed-effect regression technique are employed to assess whether the impact of various terrorist attacks on the stock market returns of ‘highly affected' countries differs from that of ‘less affected' countries in the SAARC region. This study has important implications for policy-makers in relevant countries to combat terrorism and build investor confidence.

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  • Naukhaiz Chaudhry & David Roubaud & Waheed Akhter & Muhammad Shahbaz, 2018. "Impact of terrorism on stock markets: Empirical evidence from the SAARC region," Post-Print hal-02048677, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02048677
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2018.02.024
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