What Drives Contagion in Financial Markets? Liquidity Effects Versus Information Spill‐Over

26 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2014

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Lars Helge Hass

Lancaster University - Management School

Christian Koziol

University of Mannheim - Department of Business Administration and Finance

Denis Schweizer

Concordia University

Date Written: June 2014

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to study how contagion works in financial markets by identifying the mechanisms which drive the spill‐over of shocks from one market to other markets. To address this question we use open‐ended property funds (OPFs) as they offer a unique institutional setting which allows separating between liquidity and information spill‐over. We find that that liquidity risk captures the observed discounts very well when the danger of potential future impairments is low. Once the impending NAV impairments become very likely, also this component matters and attributes for a fraction of the total discount.

Keywords: financial contagion, information spill‐over, open‐ended property funds

Suggested Citation

Hass, Lars Helge and Koziol, Christian and Schweizer, Denis, What Drives Contagion in Financial Markets? Liquidity Effects Versus Information Spill‐Over (June 2014). European Financial Management, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 548-573, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2456035 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-036X.2013.12011.x

Lars Helge Hass (Contact Author)

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Christian Koziol

University of Mannheim - Department of Business Administration and Finance ( email )

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Denis Schweizer

Concordia University ( email )

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