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Capital Account Liberalization and Economic Performance: Survey and Synthesis

  • Torsten Sløk
  • Michael Klein
  • Luca Antonio Ricci
  • Hali J. Edison

This paper reviews and discusses issues involved in assessing the relationship between capital account liberalization and economic performance. First, it discusses the different measures of restrictions used in the literature. Second, it reviews the literature on the relationship between growth and capital account liberalization. Finally, it identifies and explains some of the differences in the results of the various studies and provides some support for a positive effect of capital account liberalization on growth, especially for developing countries.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 02/120.

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Date of creation: 01 Jul 2002
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:02/120
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