Financial Reforms and Capital Flows: Insights from General Equilibrium
AbstractAs a result of debt enforcement problems, many high-productivity firms in emerging economies are unable to pledge enough future profits to their creditors and this constrains the financing they can raise. Many have argued that, by relaxing these credit constraints, reforms that strengthen enforcement institutions would increase capital flows to emerging economies. This argument is based on a partial equilibrium intuition though, which does not take into account the origin of any additional resources that flow to high-productivity firms after the reforms. We show that some of these resources do not come from abroad, but instead from domestic low-productivity firms that are driven out of business as a result of the reforms. Indeed, the resources released by these low-productivity firms could exceed those absorbed by high-productivity ones so that capital flows to emerging economies might actually decrease following successful reforms. This result provides a new perspective on some recent patterns of capital flows in industrial and emerging economies.
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- Martin, Alberto & Ventura, Jaume, 2012. "Financial Reforms and Capital Flows: Insights from General Equilibrium," CEPR Discussion Papers 9174, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Alberto Martin & Jaume Ventura, 2012. "Financial Reforms and Capital Flows: Insights from General Equilibrium," Working Papers 664, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
- Alberto Martin & Jaume Ventura, 2012. "Financial reforms and capital flows: Insights from general equilibrium," Economics Working Papers 1340, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
- F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
- F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
- G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
- O19 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
- O43 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
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- NEP-ALL-2012-10-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-IFN-2012-10-20 (International Finance)
- NEP-OPM-2012-10-20 (Open Economy Macroeconomics)
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- Financial reform need not increase capital flows to emerging markets
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