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Crisis and Creative Destruction: Cases of Korean and Japanese Stock Markets

  • Shumpei Takemori
  • Kenji Wada


In this essay, we investigate the contrasting performance of Korean and Japanese stock markets before and after the East Asian currency crisis. The Korean stock markets showed a sharper decline and a faster recovery than the Japanese stock markets. First, we theoretically explain these contrasting movements of stock markets by explicitly modeling and adding some new elements to the idea of IT revolution in Greenwood and Jovanovic (Amer. Econom. Rev. 89, 1999, 116–122). Then we empirically prove that the theoretical model in this paper has some quantitative support by considering the level of monthly stock market capitalization and the return on daily stock index in Korea and Japan. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2003

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Asia-Pacific Financial Markets.

Volume (Year): 10 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 301-317

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Handle: RePEc:kap:apfinm:v:10:y:2003:i:4:p:301-317
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