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Equity Market Contagion during the Global Financial Crisis: Evidence from the World’s Eight Largest Economies

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Dungey, M and Gajurel, D Equity Market Contagion during the Global Financial Crisis: Evidence from the World’s Eight Largest Economies. Discussion Paper. University of Tasmania. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The global financial crisis (2007-2009) saw sharp declines in stock markets around the world, affecting both advanced and emerging markets. In this paper we test for the existence of equity market contagion originating from the US to advanced and emerging markets during the crisis
period. Using a latent factor model, we provide strong evidence of contagion effects originating in US equity markets to equity markets in both the advanced and emerging economies. In the aggregate equity market indices contagion from the US explains a large portion of the variance in stock returns in both advanced and emerging markets. However, evidence from the financial sector indices finds less evidence of contagion than the total indices, and this is particularly the case for the developed markets. This suggests that contagion effects are not strongly related to
high levels of global integration.

Item Type: Report (Discussion Paper)
Keywords: repec; Global financial crises; financial contagion; financial markets; advanced countries; emerging countries
Publisher: University of Tasmania
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Copyright 2013 University of Tasmania

Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2013 23:08
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:55
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