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Capital Flows in Asia

  • Takatoshi Ito

This paper characterizes the capital flows in Asia before and after the Asian currency crisis of 1997. Differences in foreign direct investment, portfolio investment, and bank lending are emphasized. There are common factors and idiosyncratic factors to the role of capital flows in the currency crises in different countries, especially Thailand, Indonesia, and Korea where IMF programs were needed. Some lessons from the currency crises are also drawn. Some representative models that explain a currency crisis are suggested, and lessons are very different depending on models that are believed to be applicable.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number a371.

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Date of creation: Mar 1999
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Handle: RePEc:hit:hituec:a371
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