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Financial integration in the EU28 equity markets: measures and drivers

Michela Nardo (), Elisa Ossola () and Evangelia Papanagiotou ()
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Michela Nardo: European Commission,
Elisa Ossola: European Commission,

No 2020-09, Working Papers from Joint Research Centre, European Commission (Ispra site)

Abstract: We examine time-invariant and time-varying market integration across European stock markets. Market integration has been increasing especially during the crisis period. Among others, market capitalization, technological developments and overall political uncertainty drive financial integration and systematic volatility, while macroeconomic variables do not impact idiosyncratic volatility. High market integration is associated with decreasing diversification benefit. During crisis periods investors select portfolios that are not explained only by firm characteristics.

Keywords: financial integration; equity markets; common factor approach; diversification benefits; drivers of integration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F3 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 53 pages
Date: 2020-09
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Published by Publications Office of the European Union, 2020

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