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Synchronisation Of Financial Crises

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  • Mardi Dungey

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  • Jan P.A.M. Jacobs
  • Lestano

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This paper develops concordance indices for studying the simultaneous occurrence of financial crises. The indices are designed to cope with these typically low incidence events. This leads us to confine attention to non-tranquil periods to develop a bivariate index and its multivariate analog for potentially serially correlated categorical data. An application to the Bordo et al (2001) data set reveals the extent of concordance in banking and currency crises across countries. The internationalisation of financial crises in the 20th century is shown to have increased for currency crises and decreased for banking crises.

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Paper provided by Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University in its series CAMA Working Papers with number 2005-20.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2005
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Handle: RePEc:een:camaaa:2005-20

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