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date: 19 April 2019

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This chapter introduces the concept of financial networks and reviews research in three of the most active research areas of financial systems: interbank payment networks, interbank exposure networks, and asset correlation networks. The financial crisis of 2007-2008 revealed the intertwined nature of modern financial systems. A promising methodology for capturing and modeling connections in the financial system is provided by network theory. The intricate structure of linkages between financial institutions, among sectors of the economy, and across financial systems can conveniently be captured by using a network representation. Empirical research on describing existing networks is presented, as well as new modeling and simulation approaches for financial risk that take into account the complex structure of financial markets and infrastructures.

Keywords: financial networks, financial stability, systemic risk, market risk, complex networks, network science, correlation networks

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