Title: International equity market integration: evidence from ETFs

Authors: Sangheon Shin; Dong-Yop Oh

Addresses: Department of Accounting and Finance, Alabama State University, 915 S. Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA ' Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods Department, The University of Texas – Pan American, 1201 W University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999, USA

Abstract: We examine international equity market integration using VAR-based rolling cointegration analysis and coefficients of the error correction terms. Applying different sizes of window for the rolling cointegration analysis, we reveal that 500-day (or less) windows might not be long enough to study the cointegration analysis and are more likely to have biased results. We also find three sub-periods showing relatively strong cointegrating relationships, but results for the rest of the sample periods display weak integration among international equity markets. Our findings from the error correction model show that major markets with greater coefficients are more efficient than markets with relatively smaller coefficients.

Keywords: stock market integration; ETFs; exchange-traded funds; rolling cointegration analysis; international equity markets; error correction terms; stock markets; VAR; value-at-risk.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEF.2015.070516

International Journal of Electronic Finance, 2015 Vol.8 No.2/3/4, pp.124 - 148

Received: 26 Feb 2014
Accepted: 27 Oct 2014

Published online: 09 Jul 2015 *

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