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Int. J. Financial Stud. 2013, 1(4), 154-167; doi:10.3390/ijfs1040154
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European Markets’ Reactions to Exogenous Shocks: A High Frequency Data Analysis of the 2005 London Bombings

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Received: 29 September 2013; in revised form: 7 November 2013 / Accepted: 11 November 2013 / Published: 18 November 2013
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Abstract: Terrorist incidents exert a negative, albeit usually short-lived, impact on markets and equity returns. Given the integration of global financial markets, mega-terrorist events also have a high contagion potential with their shock waves being transmitted across countries and markets. This paper investigates the cross-market transmission of the London Stock Exchange’s reaction to the terrorist attacks of 2005. It focuses on how this reaction was transmitted to two other major European stock exchanges: Frankfurt and Paris. To this effect, high frequency intraday data are used and multivariate Genralised Autorgressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (GARCH) models are employed. This type of data help reveal a more accurate picture of markets’ reaction to exogenous shocks, such as a terrorist attack, and thus allow more reliable inferences. Findings reported herein indicate that the volatility of stock market returns is increased in all cases examined.
Keywords: capital markets; contagion; terrorism; multivariate GARCH capital markets; contagion; terrorism; multivariate GARCH
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Kollias, C.; Papadamou, S.; Siriopoulos, C. European Markets’ Reactions to Exogenous Shocks: A High Frequency Data Analysis of the 2005 London Bombings. Int. J. Financial Stud. 2013, 1, 154-167.

AMA Style

Kollias C, Papadamou S, Siriopoulos C. European Markets’ Reactions to Exogenous Shocks: A High Frequency Data Analysis of the 2005 London Bombings. International Journal of Financial Studies. 2013; 1(4):154-167.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kollias, Christos; Papadamou, Stephanos; Siriopoulos, Costas. 2013. "European Markets’ Reactions to Exogenous Shocks: A High Frequency Data Analysis of the 2005 London Bombings." Int. J. Financial Stud. 1, no. 4: 154-167.

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