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Stock Market Reaction to the Global Financial Crisis: testing for the Lehman Brothers' Event

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  • Becchetti, Leonardo

    () (University of Rome “Tor Vergata")

  • Ciciretti, Rocco

    () (University of Rome “Tor Vergata")

Abstract

We analyse with an event study approach the stock market reaction to Lehman Brothers' ling for chapter 11. Our inquiry on abnormal returns of about 2,700 stocks around the event date documents that RiskMetrics-KLD corporate governance and product quality indexes capture factors a ecting investors' reaction to the shock. We also nd that investors rationally attribute more value to the information on each rating domain than to affiliation/non-affiliation to the FTSE KLD 400 Social Index. Investors seem to discover, after the event, that KLD ratings provide original information which is not captured by traditional nancial rating indicators.

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  • Becchetti, Leonardo & Ciciretti, Rocco, 2011. "Stock Market Reaction to the Global Financial Crisis: testing for the Lehman Brothers' Event," Sustainable Investment and Corporate Governance Working Papers 2011/3, Sustainable Investment Research Platform.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhb:sicgwp:2011_003
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    1. Becchetti, L. & Ferrari, M. & Trenta, U., 2014. "The impact of the French Tobin tax," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 15(C), pages 127-148.
    2. Baron David P & Agus Harjoto Maretno & Jo Hoje, 2011. "The Economics and Politics of Corporate Social Performance," Business and Politics, De Gruyter, vol. 13(2), pages 1-48, August.
    3. Marco Nicolosi & Stefano Grassi & Elena Stanghellini, 2014. "Item response models to measure corporate social responsibility," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(22), pages 1449-1464, November.
    4. Becchetti, Leonardo & Ciciretti, Rocco & Giovannelli, Alessandro, 2013. "Corporate social responsibility and earnings forecasting unbiasedness," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(9), pages 3654-3668.

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    Keywords

    Global Financial Crisis; Event Study; Corporate Governance; Product Quality; Ratings;

    JEL classification:

    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises

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