George B. Cook

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This paper examines if a country’s financial disclosure system affects the likelihood of speculative bubbles. We compare stock returns of eight countries that differ in the quality of their disclosure systems as ranked by Saudagaran and Biddle (1992). We examine the hypothesis that stock prices of firms in countries with a low level of financial disclosure(More)
This paper applies two tests of asymmetry to examine if the quality of a country’s financial disclosure system affects the likelihood of speculative bubbles. We examine the hypothesis that stock prices of firms in countries with a low level of financial disclosure are more likely to experience bubbles. The countries, ranked in order of disclosure levels,(More)
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