Contagious Currency Crises

  title={Contagious Currency Crises},
  author={Barry Eichengreen and Andrew Rose and Charles Wyplosz},
  • Barry Eichengreen, Andrew Rose, Charles Wyplosz
  • Published 1997
Speculative attacks tend to be temporally correlated; that is, currency crises appear to pass “contagiously” from one country to another. The paper provides a survey of the theoretical literature and analyzes the contagious nature of currency crises empirically. Using thirty years of panel data from twenty industrialized countries, we find evidence of contagion. Contagion appears to spread more easily to countries which are closely tied by international trade linkages than to countries in… CONTINUE READING
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