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Shakeouts and Market Crashes

Authors: Barbarino, Alessandro
Jovanovic, Boyan
Issue Date: 30-Sep-2003
Series/Report no.: S-MF-03-15
Abstract: Stock-market crashes tend to follow run-ups in prices. These episodes look like bubbles that gradually inflate and then suddenly burst. We show that such bubbles can form in a Zeira-Rob type of model in which demand size is uncertain. Two conditions are sufficient for this to happen: A declining hazard rate in the prior distribution over market size and a convex cost of investment. For the period 1971-2001 we fit the model to the Telecom sector.
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