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Reconsidering the Impact of National Soccer Results on the FTSE 100

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Klein, Christian; Zwergel, Bernhard; Fock, Henning John

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Abstract In past decades, many empirical studies revealed return anomalies in many different asset classes and markets. Very recent publications have, however, even found evidence that stock markets react to the results of soccer matches. In this paper, we argue that such empirical studies should be analyzed carefully; we thus endorse the use of replication studies to verify results. Consequently, by rebuilding the study of Ashton et al. (2003), we are able to detect mistakes in the empirical set-up. Based on these findings, we demonstrate how even minor flaws can have a crucial influence on the results of such studies and point out pitfalls that are frequently encountered. We furthermore emphasize the importance of robustness checks to validate the results of empirical studies.
Keywords Great Britain; soccer; stock market; stock quotation; data capture; error
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods; National Economy
Method empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 3287-3294
Journal Applied Economics, 41 (2009) 25
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)