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Título: Contagion phenomena in financial crises : evidence from the Portuguese and Spanish exchange rate crises in the early 1990s
Autor: Abreu, Margarida
Data: 2003
Editora: International Finance
Citação: Abreu, Margarida (2003). "Contagion phenomena in financial crises : evidence from the Portuguese and Spanish exchange rate crises in the early 1990s". International Finance, 6(2):201-225
Resumo: Based on the experience of the Portuguese and Spanish financial crises in the early 1990s, this paper suggests that the spillover of exchange rate crises may reveal a particular dimension of the financial contagion effect: the presumption of mimetic behaviour by monetary authorities.This paper analyses the evolution of the credibility of the Escudo and the Peseta. We set out to test the existence of a contagion effect: that is, in what way does the polarization of exchange rate expectations in a scenario of devaluation of one currency explain the building up of a similar scenario for the other currency? We also examine the transmis- sion mechanisms of such a scenario. Our results suggest the existence of a one-way contagion effect, of the Escudo by the Peseta. Speculative attacks against the Peseta necessarily give rise to speculative attacks against the Escudo, regardless of the evolution of the ‘fundamentals’ of the Escudo. In this case, the spillover of financial crises could be better understood by the anticipated mimetic behaviour of monetary authorities, rather than by the geographical proximity of the countries in question or by the identical performance of the economies of both.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/7752
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