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An Analysis Of Dynamic Risk In The Greater China Equity Markets

This study looks at the time-varying nature of systematic risk in the Greater China equity markets. The Shanghai and Shenzhen markets both have a low average systematic risk when measured against the world market. The short outbursts in systematic risk for these two markets seem to be directly related to policy shifts. The Hong Kong and Taiwan markets are more integrated with world markets and they show signs of large variations in systematic risk over time. Furthermore, conditional betas in the Shanghai and Shenzhen markets are stationary, while the Hong Kong and Taiwan betas are integrated of order one. In addition, long memory tests show that all four markets exhibit a long-run dependence in their conditional betas. While the two mainland China market betas are covariance stationary, the Hong Kong and Taiwan betas are not.

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Paper provided by China Economic Research Center, Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2009-5.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2009
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:hacerc:2009-005
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