Market Contagion: Evidence from the Panics of 1854 and 1857
AbstractTo test a model of contagion -where individuals hear some bad news and communicate it to their acquaintances, who pass it on in turn, leading to a market panic- requires a knowledge of the information networks of market participants, something hitherto unavailable. For two panics in the 1850s this paper examines the bahaviour of Irish depositors in a New York bank.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 99/19.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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- Cormac O Grada & Morgan Kelly, 2000. "Market Contagion: Evidence from the Panics of 1854 and 1857," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 90(5), pages 1110-1124, December.
- Kelly, Morgan & Ó Gráda, Cormac, 2000. "Market contagion : evidence from the panics of 1854 and 1857," Open Access publications from University College Dublin urn:hdl:10197/459, University College Dublin.
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- N21 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
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