Date of Award
Master of Business Administration
College of Business and Public Administration
The purpose of this study was to examine a 149-day period surrounding the capture of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on December 13th, 2003. Daily stock returns were obtained from ten major stock market indexes, five from emerging Middle Eastern countries and five from established markets such as the United States and Japan. The ultimate significance of this study is that it can provide insight into whether or not the change of regime in Iraq had a stabilizing or destabilizing impact on the emerging markets of Iraq. This can shed light on future political escalation of violent conflict and give world leaders another piece of data to consider in their attempts to make the correct decisions for their own country and for the world as a whole.
Mayne, Joseph Edward, "Long and short-term effects of regime change on emerging and established markets" (2008). Theses Digitization Project. 3498.