Boshoff, Willem H. (2006): The transmission of foreign financial crises to South Africa: a firm-level study. Published in: Studies in Economics and Econometrics , Vol. 30, No. 2 (2006): pp. 61-85.
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The process of financial integration has increased the exposure of South African financial markets to foreign financial crises. This paper contributes to the understanding of crisis transmission by evaluating several hypotheses that claim to explain how financial crises are transmitted to South African financial markets. The study proceeds from a firm-level perspective, which it argues overcomes the potential loss of information when using aggregate economic data. Consequently, the different transmission hypotheses are evaluated for the East Asian, Russian and Argentinean crises using firm-level daily stock return data from the JSE Securities Exchange. A multivariate regression model, supplemented by sensitivity tests, forms the core of the empirical methodology.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The transmission of foreign financial crises to South Africa: a firm-level study|
|Keywords:||financial contagion; crisis; South Africa; financial linkages|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F32 - Current Account Adjustment ; Short-Term Capital Movements
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G15 - International Financial Markets
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E44 - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F36 - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
|Depositing User:||Willem Boshoff|
|Date Deposited:||09. Jun 2008 08:31|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 21:28|
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