Three essays on financial economics

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dc.contributor.author Alhaj-Yaseen, Yaseen Salah
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-06T13:23:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-06T13:23:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-06T13:23:08Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4484
dc.description.abstract For a unique sample of Israeli stocks that went public in the U.S. and then cross-listed in the home market, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), this dissertation consists of three essays examining the dynamics of return spillovers and volume-return interactions across markets and the valuation effect around the event of cross-listing and delisting from the home market. In Chapter II, I investigate the role of trading volume in the information flow and return spillovers between the U.S. and Israeli markets. Findings suggest that the dynamics of volume-return interactions across markets can provide us with valuable information regarding future price movements, which can be a useful tool to predict future returns. I also find the home market to dominate the host market in pricing these stocks, which is consistent with the Home Bias hypothesis. In Chapter III, I analyze the impact of the event of cross-listing on stock returns and risk exposure. The behavior of abnormal returns around the cross-listing date implies that cross-listing in TASE is an effective mechanism in reducing market segmentation between the U.S. and the Israeli capital markets. Risk assessment following the cross-listing suggests a decline firms’ overall risk exposure, indicating a higher degree of integration between the two markets due to cross-listing. In Chapter IV, I evaluate changes in the cost-of-capital for Israeli firms after delisting voluntary from TASE, the home market, while maintaining their listing in the U.S., the host market. The results show a significant positive shift in U.S. and negative shift in Israeli market risk exposure after the delisting. These results indicate that firms delisting form their home market (TASE), face greater risk exposure, higher required returns on their stocks and, hence, higher cost-of-capital after delisting. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Cross Listing en_US
dc.subject International Listing en_US
dc.subject Return Spillover en_US
dc.subject Trading Volume en_US
dc.subject Information Flow en_US
dc.subject International Delisting en_US
dc.title Three essays on financial economics en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Lance J. Bachmeier en_US
dc.description.advisor Dong Li en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics, Finance (0508) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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