Economics at your fingertips  

The cross market effects of short sale restrictions

Mardi Dungey (), Michael D. McKenzie and Abdullah Yalama ()

The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 2013, vol. 26, issue C, 53-71

Abstract: This paper considers the impact of the 2008 short selling bans on the cross-market dynamics of stock indices across a wide range of countries. We measure the transmission of shocks between markets using a modified version of the spillover index of Diebold and Yilmaz (2009). The results show that the transmission of shocks between countries which did impose short sale bans was reduced and transmissions from countries with bans to countries without bans were also generally lower. In contrast, short sale bans did not provide protection from shocks emanating from countries which did not impose bans, as shocks from non-banning markets tended to have an increased impact on other markets during periods where bans were in place. Overall, the evidence supports the redirection of volatility in the system affecting the relationships between the groups of markets with bans and those without.

Keywords: Short selling; Financial crisis; Cross-market relationships (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

The North American Journal of Economics and Finance is currently edited by Hamid Beladi

More articles in The North American Journal of Economics and Finance from Elsevier
Series data maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

Page updated 2017-11-07
Handle: RePEc:eee:ecofin:v:26:y:2013:i:c:p:53-71