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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Volume 19, Issue 3, July 2009, Pages 506–519
This paper proposes a definition for financial market stability and an econometric test. It analyzes the impact of systematic and systemic shocks on developed and emerging market stock indices in normal and extreme market conditions. Financial market stability is defined as a constant impact of systematic shocks in normal and extreme market situations. Empirical results show that the impact of systematic shocks is significantly larger in extreme market conditions than in normal conditions for emerging markets. In contrast, the relationship is stable for developed markets. Hence, only developed markets meet an essential condition for financial market stability.
The crises in East Asia, Russia and Brazil in 1997 and 1998 have raised concerns about the adequate functioning and the stability of the financial system. This has triggered a large literature on contagion which attempts to measure and explain the spread of country-specific shocks across markets. In contrast, the literature on the stability of financial markets is relatively scarce compared to the contagion literature even though the topics are closely linked to each other. Moreover, there is no common definition of ‘financial stability’ which resembles the situation at the time of the Asian crisis when there was no standard definition for ‘contagion’. This paper is motivated by the observation that there is no generally accepted definition of financial stability and no respective econometric test. Moreover, there is no study explicitly analyzing the role of systematic shocks in crises periods or in extreme market conditions. This gap in the literature is surprising since shocks of the systematic risk component can also affect individual financial markets and the financial system as a whole. Examples for an increased importance of systematic shocks are manifold. The impact of the sub-prime crisis in the US on global stock markets is a recent example showing that idiosyncratic shocks are more systematic in nature today than they were in the past. Studies defining or analyzing financial stability are rare. An overview of definitions for financial stability can be found in Schinasi (2004). Other definitions are given by the IMF (IMF, 2003) and the ECB (Padoa-schioppa, 2003). Official (central bank) statements that there remains no consensus on how financial stability should be defined can be found in Federal Reserve Board (2006) and Bank of England (2004). Academic papers support this statement (e.g. see Cihak, 2007, Goodhart, 2006 and Oosterloo and de Haan, 2004). Most of the contributions define financial stability in a broad sense, that is, these definitions include the entire financial system and its linkages to the real sector. In contrast, this paper aims to analyze financial stability in a stock market context thereby advocating a more narrow definition of financial stability, that is, financial market stability. The study contributes to the literature by proposing a definition of financial market stability and an econometric testing framework. The framework tests the impact of systematic and systemic shocks on financial markets and can assess whether a country exhibits financial market stability or not. The literature on contagion or financial crises in general usually focuses on the spread or transmission of country-specific or idiosyncratic shocks. Statements of policy makers and regulators suggest that this focus is not appropriate or sufficient in a financial stability context. A broader focus is consistent with definitions put forward by the IMF (2003) and the ECB through Padoa-schioppa (2003) that financial stability is the constant propagation of shocks to the financial system across markets. Since ‘shocks to the financial system’ comprise more than one or two markets, an analysis of a type of shock that is affecting more than one country simultaneously seems more adequate. A natural candidate is a systematic risk component given by an index comprising certain regions of stock market indices or firms. An analysis of country-specific shocks would be too narrow in a financial stability context. Moreover, such country-specific shocks or idiosyncratic shocks have been analyzed extensively in the contagion literature while no particular attention has been paid to the role of systematic shocks. The empirical results for a selection of emerging and developed markets show that the impact of systematic shocks varies considerably and is significantly larger in highly volatile regimes for some emerging markets. In contrast, most developed markets exhibit a constant dependence on systematic risk. Hence, only those developed markets meet an essential condition for financial market stability. There are a number of explanations for this finding. First, developed stock markets are larger in terms of market capitalization and liquidity. Second, developed markets are better regulated. Third, investor's portfolios are better diversified and thus more effective in absorbing shocks. Fourth, emerging markets might be more exposed to global investors’ sentiment and therefore are potentially the first to be affected when markets start to fall. It is thus possible that emerging markets suffer more from phenomena like flight-to-quality and contagion. The paper is structured as follows: Section 1 presents several definitions of financial stability and proposes a model to test the degree of financial market stability. Section 2 presents the empirical results obtained by a quantile regression analysis. Section 3 provides several different model specifications to check the robustness of our approach. Section 4 contains a simulated case study that aims to explain the potential sources of an increasing dependence in extreme market conditions. The conclusions summarize our findings.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper presents a definition of financial market stability with an econometric testing framework. We find that the dependence of individual emerging markets on a regional or world index is increasing in extreme compared to normal market conditions. Together with the fact that the goodness of fit also increases in the tails of the conditional distribution, we argue that systematic shocks become more important and predictive for emerging markets in times of stress. In contrast, we do not find a similarly increased propagation mechanism for developed countries in extreme market conditions. The importance of systematic shocks is a new finding and emphasizes that a focus on idiosyncratic shocks in the analysis of financial crisis or contagion is not sufficient. The increasing importance of system-wide shocks is also interesting for investors and international portfolio diversification. The finding that systematic shocks are excessively propagated in emerging markets but not so in developed markets can explain why investors view emerging markets as one class of investment and simultaneously flee emerging markets in crisis periods. Moreover, it is important to stress that the excessive propagation of systematic shocks in emerging markets cannot be explained with a higher volatility of emerging markets compared to developed markets. Future research could apply the framework to bond markets or aim to analyze stock and bond markets simultaneously.