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Market linkages, variance spillovers and correlation stability: empirical evidences of financial contagion

  • Monica Billio

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    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice Cà Foscari)

  • Massimiliano Caporin

    (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche “Marco Fanno”, University of Padova)

We propose a simultaneous equation system with GARCH errors to model the contemporaneous relations among Asian and American stock markets. On the estimated residuals, we evaluate the correlation matrix over rolling windows and introduce a correlation matrix distance, which allows both a graphical analysis and the development of a statistical test of correlation movements. Furthermore, we introduce a methodology that can be used for identifying turmoil periods on a data-driven basis. We employ the previous results in the analysis of the contagion issue between Asian and American stock markets. Our results shows some evidence of contagion and the proposed statistics identifies, on a data-driven basis, turmoil periods consistent with the ones currently assumed in the literature.

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