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Market Efficiency and International Linkage of Stock Prices: An Analysis with High-Frequency Data

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  • Yoshiro Tsutsui

    () (Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)

  • Kenjiro Hirayama

    () (School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University)

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This paper uses one-minute returns on the TOPIX and S&P500 to examine the efficiency of the Tokyo and New York Stock Exchanges. Our major finding is that Tokyo completes reactions to New York within six minutes, but New York reacts within fourteen minutes. Dividing the sample period into three subperiods, we found that the efficiency has improved and the magnitude of reaction has become larger over the period in both markets. The magnitude of response in New York to a fall in Tokyo is roughly double that of a rise.

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  • Yoshiro Tsutsui & Kenjiro Hirayama, 2003. "Market Efficiency and International Linkage of Stock Prices: An Analysis with High-Frequency Data," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 03-04-Rev, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), revised Oct 2004.
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    1. Tsutsui, Yoshiro & Hirayama, Kenjiro, 2005. "Estimation of the common and country-specific shock to stock prices," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 19(3), pages 322-337, September.

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    Keywords

    international linkage; stock prices; market efficiency; high frequency data;

    JEL classification:

    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

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