Dating the integration of world equity markets


Journal Article

Regulatory changes that appear comprehensive will have little impact on the functioning of a developing market if they fail to lead to foreign portfolio inflows. We specify a reduced-form model for a number of financial time series and search for a common, endogenous break in the data generating process. We also estimate a confidence interval for the break. Our endogenous break dates are accurately estimated but do not always correspond closely to dates of official capital market reforms. Indeed, the endogenous dates are usually later than official dates, highlighting the important distinction between market liberalization and market integration. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Bekaert, G; Harvey, CR; Lumsdaine, RL

Published Date

  • August 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 203 - 247

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0304-405X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0304-405X(02)00139-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus