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Private Capital Flows to Emerging Markets after the Mexican Crisis


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  • Guillermo A. Calvo
  • Morris Goldstein
    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)
  • Eduard Hochreiter

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The financial crisis in Mexico dramatically illustrated once again both the volatile nature of private capital flows to emerging markets and the potential for contagion of disturbances from some borrowers to others. It has also highlighted the policy issues confronted by host and creditor countries alike, including: how to devise an appropriate strategy for foreign borrowing and investment; how to manage macroeconomic, exchange rate, and supervisory policy in host countries in the face of large capital inflows; the sustainability of private flows over the medium term (now that foreign direct investment, bonds and portfolio equity flows have displaced bank loans as the dominant components of these flows); and the adequacy of existing national and international arrangements for cushioning the volatility of private capital flows. This book is published jointly with the Austrian National Bank.

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This book is provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Peterson Institute Press: All Books with number 49 and published in 1996.

ISBN: 978-0-88132-232-3
Handle: RePEc:iie:ppress:49

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  1. Kee-Hong Bae & G. Andrew Karolyi & Rene M. Stulz, 2000. "A New Approach to Measuring Financial Contagion," NBER Working Papers 7913, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Kornélia Krajnyák & Jeromin Zettelmeyer, 1998. "Competitiveness in Transition Economies: What Scope for Real Appreciation?," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 45(2), pages 309-362, June.
  3. Cynthia Benzing, 2001. "Capital flows and financial crises: Theory versus realityCapital flows and financial crises Edited by Miles Kahler Cornell University Press, 1998, 268 pp," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 29(1), pages 107-112, March.
  4. Ponce, Aldo Fernando, 2006. "Openness and Foreign Direct Investment: The Role of Free Trade Agreements in Latin America," MPRA Paper 4187, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 01 Jul 2007.
  5. Narcisa Kadlcakova & Lubos Komarek & Zlatuse Komarkova & Michal Hlavacek, 2013. "Identification of Asset Price Misalignments on Financial Markets With Extreme Value Theory," Working Papers 2013/14, Czech National Bank, Research Department.


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