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Capital flows and asset prices

  • Kosuke Aoki
  • Gianluca Benigno
  • Nobuhiro Kiyotaki

After liberalizing international transactions of financial assets, many countries experience large swings in asset prices, capital flows, and aggregate production. This paper studies how the adjustment to capital account liberalization depends upon the degree of development of a domestic financial system, and why the economy with an underdeveloped financial system may be vulnerable to shocks to the domestic and foreign finance. We construct a model of a small open economy in which it is difficult to enforce debtors to repay their debts unless the debts are secured by collateral, and assets usable as collateral for international borrowing are more restricted than domestic borrowing.

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Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 25487.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:25487
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