Handbook of Frontier Markets: The European and African Evidence provides novel insights from academic perspectives about the behavior of investors and prices in several frontier markets. It explores finance issues usually reserved for developed and emerging markets in order to gauge whether these issues are relevant and how they manifest themselves in frontier markets.
Frontier markets have now become a popular investment class among institutional investors internationally, with major financial services providers establishing index-benchmarks for this market-category. The anticipation for frontier markets is optimistic uncertainty, and many people believe that, given their growth rates, these markets will be economic success stories. Irrespective of their degrees of success, The Handbook of Frontier Markets can help ensure that the increasing international investment diverted to them will aid in their greater integration within the global financial system.
- Presents topics in the context of frontier markets and uses tests based on established methodologies from finance research
- Draws from authors who are established university academics
- Pays particular attention to financial institutions and applications of financial risk models
- Explores finance issues usually reserved for developed and emerging markets in order to gauge whether these issues are relevant and how they manifest themselves in frontier markets
Table of Contents
Section A: Africa 1. Testing for the Weak-Form Market Efficiency of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange 2. Stock Returns and Inflation: The Case of Botswana 3. Modeling and Forecasting Stock Market Volatility in Frontier Markets: Evidence From Four European and Four African Frontier Markets 4. Herd Behavior in Frontier Markets: Evidence from Nigeria and Morocco 5. Effects of Interest Rates and Exchange Rates on Bank Stock Returns 6. Financial Contagion From US to African Frontier Markets During the 2007–09 Global Financial Crisis
Section B: Europe 7. An Assessment of the Real Development Prospects of the EU 28 Frontier Equity Markets 8. Are European Frontier Markets Efficient? 9. Another Look at Financial Analysts’ Forecasts Accuracy: Recent Evidence From Eastern European Frontier Markets 10. Are There Herding Patterns in the European Frontier Markets?
Section C: Asia 11. Is Bankruptcy a Systematic Risk? Evidence From Vietnam 12. Investors’ Herding in Frontier Markets: Evidence From Mongolia 13. Structural Breaks, Efficiency, and Volatility: An Empirical Investigation of Southeast Asian Frontier Markets