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Insolvency and contagion in the Brazilian interbank market

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  • Souza, Sergio R.S.
  • Tabak, Benjamin M.
  • Silva, Thiago C.
  • Guerra, Solange M.

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This paper proposes a new way to model and analyze contagion in interbank networks. We use a unique dataset from the Brazilian financial system and include all active financial intermediaries. We show that the contagion chain has a short propagation path. We find that first-round contagion is generated only by banks and that medium-sized banks can generate contagion, which implies that size is not the sole determinant of importance within networks. Most vulnerable financial institutions are not banks. Finally, we compute a lower bound for the financial system expected losses in a 1-year horizon. The results contribute to the development of a financial stability-monitoring toolkit.

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  • Souza, Sergio R.S. & Tabak, Benjamin M. & Silva, Thiago C. & Guerra, Solange M., 2015. "Insolvency and contagion in the Brazilian interbank market," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 431(C), pages 140-151.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:431:y:2015:i:c:p:140-151
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2015.03.005
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