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Contagion Effects of the Subprime Crisis in the European Nyse-Euronext Markets

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  • Paulo Horta

    (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários)

  • Carlos Mendes

    (UNINOVA - DEE, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

  • Isabel Vieira

    ()
    (Universidade de Evora, Departamento de Gestão, CEFAGE-UE)

Abstract

This paper presents three tests of contagion of the US subprime crisis to the European markets of the NYSE-Euronext group. Copula models are used to analyse dependence structures between the US's and the other markets in the sample, in the pre-crisis and in the subprime crisis periods. The first test assesses the existence of contagion on the relevant markets' indices, the second checks the homogeneity of contagion intensities, and the third compares contagion in financial and in industrial sectors' indices. Results suggest that contagion exists, and is equally felt, in most markets and that investors anticipated a spreading of the financial crisis to the real economy, long before such dissemination was observable.

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Paper provided by University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal) in its series CEFAGE-UE Working Papers with number 2009_01.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:cfe:wpcefa:2009_01

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Keywords: Financial contagion; subprime crisis; stock markets; copula theory.;

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  1. Dirk G. Baur, 2010. "Financial Contagion and the Real Economy," CAMA Working Papers 2010-16, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  2. Paulo Horta, 2013. "Contagion Effects in the European Nyse Euronext Stock Markets in the Context of the 2010 Sovereign Debt Crisis," CEFAGE-UE Working Papers 2013_12, University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal).
  3. Støve, Bård & Tjøstheim, Dag & Hufthammer, Karl Ove, 2014. "Using local Gaussian correlation in a nonlinear re-examination of financial contagion," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 62-82.
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  5. Renée Fry & Cody Yu-Ling Hsiao & Chrismin Tang, 2011. "Actually This Time Is Different," CAMA Working Papers 2011-12, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
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