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Pre & Post-Recession Stock Markets Integration: Some Empirical Evidence

Author(s): Purna Chandra Padhan | K. S. Sujit

Journal: International Journal of Business and Management
ISSN 1833-3850

Volume: 8;
Issue: 8;
Date: 2013;
Original page

The financial markets across globe have become distinctly integrated owing to liberalization and globalsiationpolicy as well as advancement of information technology. The contagion effect of macroeconomic disturbancesor financial crisis, internally and externally, is rapidly disseminating across various economies. The recent globalrecession of 2007-09 started with US subprime crises and subsequently followed by Lehman brother crisisaffected all most all major economies of the world. In this contenxt, the present paper explores the stock marketintegration of leading stock exchanges across various countries during pre and post economic crisis of 2007-09.Thus for empirical analysis, it uses the data since 2004-2012. It attempts to find out the breaks point, if any, inthe pattern of stock price movements endogenously. Further efforts have also been made to examine changingpattern of relationship among stock prices using bivariate and multivariate cointegration techniques. The studysuggests that although stock markets are integrated globally, the integration is very weak. This proposes thatstock prices as well as returns are not strongly interrelated across markets. The Granger casualty results alsoprovides mixed evidences, although some changes are noticed about the causality between stock prices frompre-recession to post recession period in Chinese stock markets.
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