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Short -Term Capital Flows and Growth in Developed and Emerging Markets

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  • Pavlos Petroulas

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    (Bank of Greece)

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A lot of attention has been directed towards recent financial crises around the world. Empirical studies have found that short-term flows increase financial fragility and increase also the probability of financial crises. This study takes a macro-oriented approach and shows that while large and volatile short-term flows have no effect on growth for rich countries, they are growth inhibiting for emerging markets. These results are robust to a large variety of estimation methods and pass stringent extreme bound analysis criteria. Moreover, their magnitude turns out to be of economic importance. The analysis indicates that opening up emerging markets' capital accounts, which implies increased short-term capital flows, is not a clear-cut way to prosperity.

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Paper provided by Bank of Greece in its series Working Papers with number 60.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2007
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Handle: RePEc:bog:wpaper:60

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Keywords: Capital flows; Growth; Financial crises; Panel data;

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  1. Roumen Avramov & Dragana Gnjatovic, 2008. "Stabilization Policies in Bulgaria and Yugoslavia During Communism's Terminal Years : 1980s Economic Visions in Retrospect," Working Papers 81, Bank of Greece.
  2. Zarko Lazarevic, 2008. "Banking Performance in South-Eastern Europe During the Interwar Period," Working Papers 79, Bank of Greece.
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  6. Pappas, Anastasios, 2010. "Capital mobility and growth: Evidence from Greece," MPRA Paper 29105, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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