Currency Crisis and Contagion : Evidence From Exchange Rates and Sectoral Stock Indices of the Philippines and Thailand

Author/Editor:

Jun Nagayasu

Publication Date:

February 1, 2000

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Summary:

This paper analyzes empirically the recent Asian financial crisis using high frequency data of exchange rates and stock indices of the Philippines and Thailand. Utilizing standard time-series techniques, this study confirms that there is evidence that developments in some sectoral indices—including those of banking and financial sectors—seem to have caused upward pressure on exchange rates. A correlation between some of these variables is also found to be strong across countries in the crisis period, thereby confirming the importance of the linkages between financial markets as a transmission channel of the Thai crisis to the Philippines.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/39

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451845822/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0392000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

26

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