Asset Fire Sales and Purchases and the International Transmission of Financial Shocks

57 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2010

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Chotibhak Jotikasthira

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Finance Department

Christian T. Lundblad

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

Tarun Ramadorai

Imperial College London; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: December 2009

Abstract

We provide new evidence on the channels through which financial shocks are transmitted across international borders. Employing monthly data from 1996 to 2008 on over 1,000 developed country-domiciled mutual and hedge funds, we show that inflows and outflows experienced by these funds translate into significant changes in their portfolio allocations in 25 emerging markets. Despite funds' efforts to ameliorate the price impact of these portfolio allocation shifts, they substantially impact emerging market equity returns, and are associated with increases in co-movement between emerging and developed markets.

Keywords: co-movement, contagion, hedge funds, international finance, mutual funds

JEL Classification: F32, G12, G15

Suggested Citation

Jotikasthira, Chotibhak and Lundblad, Christian T. and Ramadorai, Tarun, Asset Fire Sales and Purchases and the International Transmission of Financial Shocks (December 2009). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7595. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1533200

Chotibhak Jotikasthira (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Finance Department ( email )

United States

Christian T. Lundblad

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School ( email )

Kenan-Flagler Business School
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
United States
919-962-8441 (Phone)

Tarun Ramadorai

Imperial College London ( email )

South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London, Greater London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.tarunramadorai.com

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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