This study empirically examines the impact of economic integration on stock market co-movements of India with major Asian markets such as China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. We collect daily data on stock market indices from September 1999 to December 2017. The asymmetric generalised dynamic conditional correlation GARCH model is applied to estimate the time-varying conditional correlations among the various stock markets. Next, the panel autoregressive distributed lag method is applied to investigate the impact of economic integration on stock market co-movements. Our results show that economic integration has a significant positive impact on stock market co-movements in the region. The results also provide supporting evidence that the global financial crisis positively contributed to stock market interdependence in the Asian region.
- Economic integration
- Stock market co-movements