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Cross‐Country Causes And Consequences Of The 2008 Crisis: International Linkages And American Exposure

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  • Andrew K. Rose
  • Mark M. Spiegel

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We model the causes of the 2008 financial crisis together with its manifestations, using a cross‐country multiple indicator multiple cause model. We consider both national and, critically, international linkages between countries and potential crisis ‘epicentres’, including the United States. A country holding an epicentre's securities is exposed through a financial channel, while a country that exports to that epicentre is exposed through a real channel. We are unable to find strong evidence that international linkages can be associated with crisis incidence. In particular, exposure to the United States in either form has little impact. If anything, it appears to help.

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  • Andrew K. Rose & Mark M. Spiegel, 2010. "Cross‐Country Causes And Consequences Of The 2008 Crisis: International Linkages And American Exposure," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(3), pages 340-363, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:pacecr:v:15:y:2010:i:3:p:340-363
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0106.2010.00507.x
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