Stock Market Volatility in an Emerging Market: Further Evidence from the Athens Stock Exchange
Posted: 24 Aug 2001
We investigate the time series properties of the daily and weekly returns from the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) index for the years 1987 to 1997. We investigate whether important time-series characteristics have changed significantly over time. The Greek market has recently undergone major changes including complete capital flow liberalization, the implementation of computerized trading, as well as significant increases in market volume and capitalization; we thus contrast the 1987-90 and 1991-97 periods. Our findings suggest the dynamics of the ASE composite index returns have changed as the market has developed.
Keywords: Volatility, Greece, emerging markets
JEL Classification: G15
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