A model of financial contagion with variable asset returns may be replaced with a simple threshold model of cascades
AbstractI show the equivalence between a model of financial contagion and the threshold model of global cascades proposed by Watts (2002). The model financial network comprises banks that hold risky external assets as well as interbank assets. It is shown that a simple threshold model can replicate the size and the frequency of financial contagion without using information about individual balance sheets. Keywords: financial network, cascades, financial contagion, systemic risk.
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Date of creation: Dec 2013
Date of revision: Apr 2014
Publication status: Published in Economics Letters 124, 113-116, 2014
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- Kobayashi, Teruyoshi, 2014. "A model of financial contagion with variable asset returns may be replaced with a simple threshold model of cascades," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 124(1), pages 113-116.
- Teruyoshi Kobayashi, 2013. "A model of financial contagion with variable asset returns may be replaced with a simple threshold model of cascades," Discussion Papers 1315, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
- G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
- G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
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