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Global Imbalances in a World of Inflexible Real Exchange Rates and Capital Controls

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  • Hallett, Andrew Hughes

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Oliva, Juan Carlos Martinez

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

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This paper addresses the issue of international payments in a stock-flow framework, by capturing the interaction between the current account balance and international assets portfolios of domestic and foreign investors. It is argued that the stability of such interaction may be affected by shifts in the preferences of investors, by the relative rate of return of different assets, and—more in general—by institutional settings. The model is then used for policy analysis purposes to derive the conditions for the existence of dynamic equilibria, and if they can be attained, under the assumption of market-distorting policy choices.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 330.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 08 Dec 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0330

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Keywords: global economic imbalances; international payments; exchange rates; capital controls; current account balance; international assets portfolios;

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  1. Gärtner, Manfred & Griesbach, Björn, 2012. "Rating agencies, self-fulfilling prophecy and multiple equilibria? An empirical model of the European sovereign debt crisis 2009-2011," Economics Working Paper Series 1215, University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science.

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