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Modelling Interbank Relations during the International Financial Crisis

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  • Aslanidis, Nektarios
  • Savva, Christos S.

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This paper examines the effects of the current financial crisis on the correlations of four international banking stocks. We find that in the beginning of the crisis banks generally show a transition to a higher correlation followed by a dramatic decline towards the end of 2008. These findings are consistent with both traditional contagion theory and the more recent network theory of contagion. JEL classifications: C51; G15 Keywords: Financial Crises; Contagion; Interbank Markets.

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  • Aslanidis, Nektarios & Savva, Christos S., 2010. "Modelling Interbank Relations during the International Financial Crisis," Working Papers 2072/148475, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Mercats financers; Models economètrics; Crisis financeres; Bancs; Institucions financeres; 336 - Finances. Banca. Moneda. Borsa;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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