Rethinking the financial network

  • Andrew G Haldane
Part of the zu | schriften der Zeppelin Universität book series (zszuzwkp)


On 16 November 2002, the first official case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) was recorded in Guangdong Province, China. Panic ensued. Uncertainty about its causes and contagious consequences brought many neighbouring economies across Asia to a standstill. Hotel occupancy rates in Hong Kong fell from over 80 % to less than 15 %, while among Beijing’s 5-star hotels occupancy rates fell below 2 %.


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  • Andrew G Haldane
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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