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The determination of capital controls: Which role do exchange rate regimes play?

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  • von Hagen, Jurgen
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This paper investigates the role of exchange rate regime choices in the determination of capital controls in transition economies. We first use a simultaneous equations model to allow direct interactions between decisions on capital controls and on exchange rate regimes. We find that exchange rate regime choices strongly influence the imposition or removal of capital controls, but the feed-back effect is weak. We further estimate a single equation model for capital controls with exchange rate regime choices as independent variables, and we find that there is a hump-shaped relationship between exchange rate regime flexibility and capital control intensity.
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  • von Hagen, Jurgen & Zhou, Jizhong, 2005. "The determination of capital controls: Which role do exchange rate regimes play?," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 227-248, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:29:y:2005:i:1:p:227-248
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