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Weather Effects in Transition

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  • Tom Coupe

    () (Kyiv School of Economics, Kyiv Economic Institute)

  • Olha Zadorozhna

    (Bocconi University)

Abstract

This paper tests whether weather affects stock returns in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS. In these countries, reliable information about the fundamentals of stocks is scarce, and hence the ‘mood’ of investors is more likely to play an important role in investment decisions. Nevertheless, our results suggest that there is little evidence of a systematic effect of weather variables on stock markets in these countries.

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  • Tom Coupe & Olha Zadorozhna, 2010. "Weather Effects in Transition," Discussion Papers 36, Kyiv School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:kse:dpaper:36
    Note: Submitted to Emerging Markets Review
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    Keywords

    weather effects; transition countries;

    JEL classification:

    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies

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