Contagion Effects of Global Financial Crisis on Tehran Stock Exchange

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Sharif university of Technology

2 Deparment of Economics, North Illinoise University


US 2008 financial crisis, spreaded out across the international stock markets in the second half of the year 2008. The crisis decreased the returns and increased the volatilities of almost all of the stock indices, however, its effects on Iran’s stock markets were unexplored. Financial limitations create an exclusive situation in Iran’s stock market. Using weekly data on the stock indices from July 2006 through August 2009, this study aims to exam in the contagion effects of the global financial crisis through the main indices such as S&P500 and FTSE100 on Tehran Stock Exchange indices: industrial and financial intermediary indices and The First and the Second indices of Tehran’s Stock Exchange. The DFGM2 contagion test model is employed to identify the contagion effects. Our findings reveal that the crisis has been transmitted to Tehran Stock Exchange index and has decreased the index. Moreover, the industrial and the First indices are affected by the crisis negatively, however, the results shows that the crisis did not have any significant effects on TSE’s financial intermediary and the Second indices.
JEL Classification: C01, G01, G15.


Volume 48, Issue 2 - Serial Number 2
August 2013
Pages 179-199
  • Receive Date: 16 August 2010
  • Revise Date: 17 September 2013
  • Accept Date: 13 November 2012
  • First Publish Date: 23 July 2013