Transfer of Financial Risk in Emerging Eastern European Stock Markets: A Sectoral Perspective

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Elena Fedorova

Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Business

Date Written: September 26, 2011

Abstract

With the rise of interconnected global financial systems, there is an increased risk that a financial crisis in one country may spread to others. The contagion effects of the 2008 global financial crisis hit advanced economies fast and hard while sparing less developed and less integrated financial systems. The present study focuses on the contagion effects at Eastern European stock markets and changes in their interconnections after EU accession in 2004. Specifically, we investigate the relationship among the stock market sectors of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic during 1998−2009 and their exposure to on-shored financial risk. The evidence suggests direct linkages between different stock market sectors with respect to returns and volatilities with increased equity-shock transmission between markets after EU accession in 2004. Of particular note is the intra-industry contagion in emerging Europe. Our findings have implications for asset pricing and portfolio selection for international financial institutions and financial managers.

Keywords: GARCH-BEKK, international risk transfer, emerging Eastern Europe, spillovers, intra- and inter-industry contagion

JEL Classification: C32, F36, G12, G15

Suggested Citation

Fedorova, Elena, Transfer of Financial Risk in Emerging Eastern European Stock Markets: A Sectoral Perspective (September 26, 2011). BOFIT Discussion Paper No. 24/2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1942153 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1942153

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