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Volatility Threshold Dynamic Conditional Correlations: An International Analysis

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  • Maria Kasch

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    (University of Bonn)

  • Massimiliano Caporin

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    (Università di Padova)

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We extend the Dynamic Conditional Correlation multivariate GARCH specification to investigate the dynamic contemporaneous relationship between correlations and variances of the underlying assets. We present a generalization of the DCC model where the dynamic behavior depends on the assets variances through a threshold structure. Our purpose is to analyze the behavior of correlations in periods of high volatility. The application of the proposed specification to a sample of markets heterogeneous in the levels of their development allows the identification of market pairs whose correlations show low sensitivity to high underlying volatility.

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Paper provided by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno" in its series "Marco Fanno" Working Papers with number 0065.

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Length: 52 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Keywords: dynamic correlations; thresholds; volatility thresholds; spillovers;

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  1. Massimiliano Caporin & Michael McAleer, 2013. "Ten Things You Should Know About DCC," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE 2013-12, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico.
  2. Joshua C.C. Chan & Cody Yu-Ling Hsiao & Renée A. Fry-McKibbin, 2013. "A Regime Switching Skew-normal Model for Measuring Financial Crisis and Contagion," CAMA Working Papers 2013-15, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  3. Massimiliano Caporin & Michael McAleer, 2013. "Ten Things You Should Know about the Dynamic Conditional Correlation Representation," Econometrics, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(1), pages 115-126, June.
  4. Jean-David Fermanian & Hassan Malongo, 2013. "On the Stationarity of Dynamic Conditional Correlation Models," Working Papers 2013-26, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique.
  5. Renée Fry-McKibbin & Cody Hsiao & Chrismin Tang, 2014. "Contagion and Global Financial Crises: Lessons from Nine Crisis Episodes," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 25(3), pages 521-570, July.
  6. Jean-David Fermanian & Hassan Malongo, 2014. "On the stationarity of Dynamic Conditional Correlation models," Papers 1405.6905, arXiv.org.

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