Journal article

Financial contagion and asset pricing

Renee Fry-McKibbin, Vance L Martin, Chrismin Tang

JOURNAL OF BANKING & FINANCE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2014

Abstract

Asset market interconnectedness can give rise to significant contagion risks during periods of financial crises that extend beyond the risks associated with changes in volatilities and correlations. These channels include the transmission of shocks operating through changes in the higher order comoments of asset returns, including changes in coskewness arising from changes in the interaction between volatility and average returns across asset markets. These additional contagion channels have nontrivial implications for the pricing of options through changes in the payoff probability structure and more generally, in the management of financial risks. The effects of incorrectly pricing risk ha..

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