Rethinking Capital Flows for Emerging East Asia
AbstractSince the 1980s, emerging countries have been urged to welcome foreign capital inflows. The result has often been a pattern of surges, where excessive inflows were followed by damaging “sudden stops” and reversals. What is needed is a strategy that makes use of the potential benefits of capital “flowing downhill” (that would require these countries to run current account deficits) while at the same time protecting them from both the excessive inflows and the reversals.
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asian financial crisis; east asia; financial markets; capital flows; current account;
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- F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
- F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
- F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
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- NEP-ALL-2012-07-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-OPM-2012-07-08 (Open Economy Macroeconomic)
- NEP-SEA-2012-07-08 (South East Asia)
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