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How smooth is the stock market integration of CEE-3?

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  • ??tefan Ly??csa

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We study the stock market integration of emerging CEE-3 stock markets (namely, the Czech, Hungarian, and Polish markets) and hypothesize that this process has been gradual over time. As a proxy for integration, co-movements with three stock market indices that represent the developed markets (i.e., MSCI Germany, the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50, and MSCI World) are estimated using the standard, asymmetric, and corrected DCC-GARCH model. A smooth transition logistic trend model is then fitted to the dynamic correlations to examine the integration process. Evidence of strengthening relationships among the markets under study is provided.

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  • Eduard Baum??hl & ??tefan Ly??csa, 2014. "How smooth is the stock market integration of CEE-3?," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp1079, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
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    stock market integration; dynamic conditional correlations; CEE-3 countries; smooth transition model;

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    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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