Do Investors Herd in Global Stock Markets?

Tao Chen

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By applying daily returns of 35,328 stocks traded on 69 countries over 10 years, this study makes three main contributions to the literature on herding behavior in global stock markets. First, I extend the earlier studies to the international markets in order to conduct a broader test for the validation of a global phenomenon. Second, I evaluate whether herding behavior is different among developed, emerging, and frontier markets. Third, I employ three measures to capture the herding effect to avoid biases in empirical tests. Evidence shows that the Christie and Huang [1995] linear model fails to detect the presence of herding. However, both the Chang, Cheng, and Khorana [2000] nonlinear model and the Hwang and Salmon [2004] state-space model identify the significant herding effect globally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-239
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Behavioral Finance
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Global stock market
  • Herding behavior
  • Returns dispersion


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