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Theory and practice of contagion in monetary unions: Domino effects in EMU Mediterranean countries

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  • Canofari Paolo
  • Di Bartolomeo Giovanni
  • Piersanti Giovanni

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This paper analyzes strategic interactions and contagion effects in the peripheral countries of a monetary union. Using game theory and cost-benefit analysis, the paper determines the set of equilibrium solutions under which country-specific shocks are transmitted to other member countries giving rise to contagion. Numerical simulations, obtained by a simple calibration of the model on some key Mediterranean countries of the Euro Zone, show the probabilities of contagion from Greece, Spain and Italy. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2014
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  • Canofari Paolo & Di Bartolomeo Giovanni & Piersanti Giovanni, 2014. "Theory and practice of contagion in monetary unions: Domino effects in EMU Mediterranean countries," wp.comunite 0109, Department of Communication, University of Teramo.
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