The Fall of Lehman: Cross Country Comovement during the Crash of October 2008
Finance and Public Policy
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Series/Report no.:2010 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum. 24th
Using the recent Credit Crunch as a global fixed point for international financial markets, this study investigates how the collapse of Lehman, treated as an exogenous shock to the U.S. financial market, caused an increase in international equity market comovement. Using a sample of 47 FTSE equity markets, the study explores how comovement between the US and international markets evolved during the Crash of October 2008. Consistent with predictions of contagion, I find strong evidence of increased comovement when controlling for market fundamentals.
Business: 2nd Place (The Ohio State University Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum)
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