Daily Cross-Border Equity Flows: Pushed or Pulled?

Dice Working Paper No. 2002-6; AFA 2003 Washington, DC Meetings

59 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2002

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John M. Griffin

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance

René M. Stulz

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Federico Nardari

University of Melbourne - Department of Finance

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Date Written: May 30, 2002

Abstract

In a model that is consistent with the existence of a home bias and with foreign investors that are less informed than domestic investors, we show that unexpectedly high worldwide returns lead to net equity inflows into small countries. In addition, a small country experiences net equity inflows when its stocks earn unexpectedly high returns. We investigate these predictions using daily data on net equity flows for nine emerging market countries and find that equity flows are positively related to host country stock returns as well as market performance abroad. Both our theoretical model and our empirical analysis show that global stock return performance is an important factor in understanding equity flows.

Suggested Citation

Griffin, John M. and Stulz, Rene M. and Nardari, Federico, Daily Cross-Border Equity Flows: Pushed or Pulled? (May 30, 2002). Dice Working Paper No. 2002-6; AFA 2003 Washington, DC Meetings, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=302878 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.302878

John M. Griffin

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance ( email )

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University of Melbourne - Department of Finance ( email )

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Australia

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