Does international cross-listing improve the information environment

Nuno Fernandes, Miguel A. Ferreira*

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We investigate whether cross-listing in the U.S. affects the information environment for non-U.S. stocks. Our findings suggest cross-listing has an asymmetric impact on stock price informativeness around the world, as measured by firm-specific stock return variation. Cross-listing improves price informativeness for developed market firms. For firms in emerging markets, however, cross-listing decreases price informativeness. The added analyst coverage associated with cross-listing likely explains the findings in emerging markets, rather than changes in liquidity, ownership, or accounting quality. Our results indicate that the added analyst coverage fosters the production of marketwide information, rather than firm-specific information.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-244
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Financial Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2008


  • Analyst coverage
  • Cross-listing
  • Emerging markets
  • Firm-specific stock return variation


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