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Contagion in Latin America

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  • Angelo Polydoro

    (EPGE - School of Pos-Graduate Economics)

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    Latin America suffer before each democratic election due to its structural clivage, high social inequity and demands. The objective of this paper is to show that at elections, for some importants countries, the contagion effects increase the correlation of the return series markets.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0503008.

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    Length: 13 pages
    Date of creation: 11 Mar 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0503008

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    Keywords: Political Economics; Contagion Methods; Return Series; Electoral Cycles;

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    4. Geert Bekaert & Robert J. Hodrick, 1992. "Characterizing Predictable Components in Excess Returns on Equity and Foreign Exchange Markets," NBER Working Papers 3790, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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