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Do Debit Flows Crowd out Equity Flows or the other way Round?

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  • Assaf Razin
  • Efraim Sadka
  • Chi-Wa Yuen

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In the presence of asymmetric information, the stage at which financing decisions are made about investment projects in a small open economy is crucial for the composition of international capital inflows as well as for the efficiency of channeling savings into investment. This paper compares the implications of two extreme cases regarding the information possessed by the firms at their financing stage for whether inflows of foreign debt may crowd out foreign equity or the other way round. The scope for corrective tax policies is examined. We also provide a welfare comparison between the two mechanisms of capital flows.

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Paper provided by Universidad del CEMA in its series CEMA Working Papers: Serie Documentos de Trabajo. with number 137.

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Date of creation: Sep 1998
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Handle: RePEc:cem:doctra:137

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Keywords: debt and equity flows; asymmetric information; bankruptcy costs; market failures; corrective taxation;

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  1. Mahvash S. Qureshi & Jonathan D. Ostry & Atish R. Ghosh & Marcos Chamon, 2011. "Managing Capital Inflows: The Role of Capital Controls and Prudential Policies," NBER Chapters, in: Global Financial Crisis National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Ostry, Jonathan D. & Ghosh, Atish R. & Chamon, Marcos & Qureshi, Mahvash S., 2012. "Tools for managing financial-stability risks from capital inflows," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(2), pages 407-421.
  3. Buch, Claudia M. & Heinrich, Ralph P. & Schertler, Andrea, 2003. "External and Internal Financial Structures in Europe: A Corporate Finance Perspective," EIFC - Technology and Finance Working Papers 19, United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies.

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