Financial Markets’ Governance, Transparency and Informational Efficiency: Role of IfRS Norms, Auditors and Financial Analysts

  •  Imen Lamiri    
  •  Adel Boubaker    


This article explores the informational role of three essential modern financial markets actors such IFRS norms, the Big”4” and the financial analysts for a panel of emergent and developed countries during the period from 2001 to 2010. We hypothesis that these mechanisms help improving the quality of specific information incorporated into stock prices measured by the stock price synchronicity (SPS). The main result is that both financial analyst’s coverage and IFRS adoption's effects seem to be stronger for emerging than developed markets. The results also show a negative relationship between auditors’ opinion and coefficient of determination (R2).

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