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Explaining Co-movements Between Stock Markets: the case of US and Germany

Number: 165
Year: 2000
Author(s): Alessandra Bonfiglioli (Bocconi University and IEP), Carlo Ambrogio Favero(Bocconi University, IGIER and CEPR)

In this paper we concentrate on the consequences for the European stock market of a correction of the US Stock market. We explicitly consider the distinction between interdependence and contagion. We provide separate answers to the following questions: (i) is there long-term interdependence between US and Europe, i.e. does the equilibrium for European shares depend on the equilibrium for US shares ? (ii) Is there short-term interdependence and contagion between US and European stock markets, i.e do short term fluctuations of the US share prices spill over to European share prices and is such co-movement stable in occasion of the occurrence of high volatility episodes?