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Prague Economic Papers
University of Economics, Prague

Prague Economic Papers Vol. 27 No. 2

SSD Efficiency at Multiple Data Frequencies: Application on the OECD Countries

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18267/j.pep.649

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Umut Ugurlu, Oktay Tas, Celal Barkan Guran, Aysun Guran

The second order stochastic dominance (SSD) has become exceedingly popular in recent years, due to its ability to determine the dominance of one asset over another for all risk-averse investors without a strict requirement in asset distribution. In this study, 33 OECD country indexes and their enriched set of assets, which consists of some combinations of these indexes, are investigated and compared between 2007 and 2015 by utilizing pairwise SSD comparisons, with different data frequencies, such as daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly. This paper contributes to the literature in three points: Firstly, a serious portion of the best performing OECD countries has the lowest GDP (PPP) per capita level. Secondly, the SSD efficient set depends on data frequency. Thirdly, when the data frequency is lowered, the difference between two SSD pairwise efficiency tests decreases.

Keywords: data frequency, OECD indexes, pairwise comparisons, second order stochastic dominance, SSD pairwise efficiency

JEL Classification: C61, G11, G14


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