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Efficient market hypothesis in emerging markets: Panel data evidence with multiple breaks and cross sectional dependence

Abd Halim Ahmad, Siti Nurazira Mohd Daud and W.N.w Azman-Saini

Economics Bulletin, 2010, vol. 30, issue 4, 2987-2995

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to re-examine whether mean reversion property hold for 15 emerging stock markets for the period 1985 to 2006. Utilizing a panel stationarity test that is able to account for multiple structural breaks and cross sectional dependence, we find that the emerging stock markets follow a random walk process. However, further analysis on individual series show that the majority of stock prices in emerging markets are governed by a mean reverting process. This result, which is inconsistent with efficient market hypothesis, suggests that past information is useful in predicting future prices in most of the markets.

Keywords: Efficient market hypothesis; multiple breaks; cross sectional dependence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G0 G1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-11-11
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