The concept of connectedness has been widely used in financial applications, in particular for systemic risk detection. Despite its popularity, at the state of the art, a rigorous definition of connectedness is still missing. In this paper we propose a general definition of connectedness introducing the notion of proper measures of connectedness (PMCs). Based on the classical concept of mean introduced by Chisini, we define a family of PMCs and prove some useful properties. Further, we investigate whether the most popular measures of connectedness available in the literature are consistent with the proposed theoretical framework. We also compare different measures in terms of forecasting performances on real financial data. The empirical evidence shows the forecasting superiority of the PMCs compared to the measures that do not satisfy the theoretical properties. Moreover, the empirical results support the evidence that the PMCs can be useful to detect in advance financial bubbles, crises, and, in general, for systemic risk detection.

Maggi, M., Torrente, M., Uberti, P. (2020). Proper measures of connectedness. ANNALS OF FINANCE, 16(4), 547-571 [10.1007/s10436-020-00363-3].

Proper measures of connectedness

Pierpaolo Uberti
2020

Abstract

The concept of connectedness has been widely used in financial applications, in particular for systemic risk detection. Despite its popularity, at the state of the art, a rigorous definition of connectedness is still missing. In this paper we propose a general definition of connectedness introducing the notion of proper measures of connectedness (PMCs). Based on the classical concept of mean introduced by Chisini, we define a family of PMCs and prove some useful properties. Further, we investigate whether the most popular measures of connectedness available in the literature are consistent with the proposed theoretical framework. We also compare different measures in terms of forecasting performances on real financial data. The empirical evidence shows the forecasting superiority of the PMCs compared to the measures that do not satisfy the theoretical properties. Moreover, the empirical results support the evidence that the PMCs can be useful to detect in advance financial bubbles, crises, and, in general, for systemic risk detection.
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Connectedness; Financial crisis; Market risk; Systemic risk;
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Maggi, M., Torrente, M., Uberti, P. (2020). Proper measures of connectedness. ANNALS OF FINANCE, 16(4), 547-571 [10.1007/s10436-020-00363-3].
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