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The Effects of Inflation and Exchange Rate Policies on Direct Investment to Developing Countries

  • Young Seok Ahn
  • Slamet Seno Adji
  • Thomas Willett
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    This study focuses on the effects of inflation and exchange rate policy on direct investment flows to developing countries. We find that inflation does have a substantial negative effect on capital inflows. Our estimates indicate that this effect can be significantly reduced, but not eliminated, by following exchange rate policies which avoid substantial overvaluation of the currency. [F 30]

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 12 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 95-104

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:intecj:v:12:y:1998:i:1:p:95-104
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