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Volatility Spillovers in East Asian Financial Markets: A Mem-Based Approach

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  • Robert F. Engle

    (Stern School of Business, New York University)

  • Giampiero M. Gallo

    (Università di Firenze and FEDRA)

  • Margherita Velucchi

    (Università di Firenze)

Abstract

We model the interrelations of equity market volatility in eight East Asian countries before, during, and after the Asian currency crisis. Using a new class of asymmetric volatility multiplicative error models based on the daily range, we find that dynamic propagation of volatility shocks occurs through a network of interdependencies, and shocks originating in Hong Kong may be amplified in their transmission throughout the system, posing greater risks to the region than shocks originating elsewhere. Although this partly explains the severity of the currency crisis, we also find evidence that parameters shifted, making the system more unstable during the crisis. © 2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): 94 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 222-223

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  2. Marcel Aloy & Gilles De Truchis & Gilles Dufrénot & Benjamin Keddad, 2013. "Shift-Volatility Transmission in East Asian Equity Markets," Working Papers halshs-00935364, HAL.
  3. Gilles de Truchis & Benjamin Keddad, 2014. "Analyzing Financial Integration in East Asia through Fractional Cointegration in Volatilities," Working Papers 2014-382, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
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  7. Dimitrios P. Louzis, 2013. "Measuring return and volatility spillovers in euro area financial markets," Working Papers 154, Bank of Greece.

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