Stock Market Contagion from a Spatial Perspective

Banking and Finance Issues in Emerging Markets

ISBN: 978-1-78756-454-1, eISBN: 978-1-78756-453-4

ISSN: 1571-0386

Publication date: 4 October 2018


This chapter proposes augmenting a simple income stock price model with spatial structures to evaluate the significance of real and financial linkages in instigating stock market contagion. The treatment is premised upon the clustering of excessive returns and volatilities during the Subprime crisis envisaged from our regime switching analysis over a long time span, and the presence of spatial autocorrelation in the baseline income stock model. With the channel factors manifested as spatial weights, this chapter explores specifications of explicit interrelated stock price returns and implicit spatial autocorrelation in the error term for the 3-year period from 2007 to 2009. Model validity is authenticated by way of model choice and spatial weight selection. The finding shows that spatial dependence in either specification is not too sizable indicating that contagion is not spreading fast in the sample period. Of the various factors considered, non-performing loans, market liquidity, and credit to deposit ratio turn out to be the most important transmission factors. Current account balance, net FDI flows, and size of GDP are among the least significant media. In sum, these suggest that financial linkages could play a more important role in facilitating shock transmission when compared to real linkages such as trade.



Chow, W. (2018), "Stock Market Contagion from a Spatial Perspective", Banking and Finance Issues in Emerging Markets (International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Vol. 25), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 85-104.

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