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Financial crises in Asia: concordance by asset market or country?

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This paper investigates the extent of concordance in financial crises by both asset market and country in six Asian countries over the period 1970-2002. To that purpose we adapt a concordance index to deal with the typically low incidence of financial crises in both bivariate and multivariate settings. We find that in the Asian countries financial crises spread across markets over geographic borders rather than between markets within countries.

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  • Dungey, Mardi & Jacobs, Jan & Lestano, 2010. "Financial crises in Asia: concordance by asset market or country?," Working Papers 10575, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, revised 01 Nov 2010.
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    Keywords

    Asia; financial crisis; contagion; synchronisation; concordance indices;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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