International equity flows, marginal conditional stochastic dominance, and diversification

Clark, Ephraim A. and Kassimatis, Konstantinos (2013) International equity flows, marginal conditional stochastic dominance, and diversification. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 40 (2) . pp. 251-271. ISSN 0924-865X [Article] (doi:10.1007/s11156-012-0277-0)


The weak empirical evidence linking diversification and international equity flows calls into question the diversification paradigm at the international level and the analytical framework it implies. Using the concept of Marginal Conditional Stochastic Dominance (MCSD) to estimate the diversification opportunities, this paper reexamines the role that diversification opportunities play in the determination of international equity flows. It provides strong evidence that when diversification opportunities are measured in terms of MCSD, they are significant determinants of international equity flows. Capital flows into dominant markets and flees markets that are dominated. These results are robust with respect to a range of conventional control variables documented in the outstanding literature.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Equity flows; diversification; marginal conditional stochastic dominance; G11; G15
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Accounting and Finance
Item ID: 8562
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 06:55
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:24

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