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How Effective are Capital Controls in Asia?

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This study examines the effects of capital account restrictions on capital flows in nine Asian economies over the period 1995–2005 using panel regressions with fixed effects. The results show that capital controls significantly affect capital flows when such flows are disaggregated by asset type and direction of flow. Tests for the presence of possible asymmetric effects, substitution effects, and endogeneity of capital controls are conducted.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank in its series ADB Economics Working Paper Series with number 224.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 17 Aug 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbewp:0224

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Keywords: capital flows; capital controls; financial integration;

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Cited by:
  1. Pierre-Richard Agénor & Luiz A. Pereira da Silva, 2013. "Inflation Targeting and Financial Stability: A Perspective from the Developing World," Working Papers Series 324, Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department.
  2. Gochoco-Bautista, Maria Socorro & Francisco, Ruth H., 2011. "Effectiveness of Capital Restrictions: Do Regional and Income Differences Matter?," ADB Economics Working Paper Series 261, Asian Development Bank.
  3. Jongwanich, Juthathip & Kohpaiboon, Archanun, 2012. "Effectiveness of Capital Controls: Evidence from Thailand," Asian Development Review, Asian Development Bank, vol. 29(2), pages 50-93.

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