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Structural Vulnerabilities and Currency Crises

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  • Swart R. Ghosh
  • Atish R. Ghosh

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This paper examines the role of structural factors—governance and rule of law, corporate sector governance (creditor rights and shareholder rights), corporate financing structure—as well as macroeconomic variables in currency crises. Using a technique known as a binary recursive tree allows for interactions between the various explanatory variables. It is found that structural vulnerabilities play an important role in the occurrence of “deep” currency crises (those with a real GDP growth decline of at least 3 percentage points) and that there are complex interactions between these structural vulnerabilities and macroeconomic imbalances.

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  • Swart R. Ghosh & Atish R. Ghosh, 2002. "Structural Vulnerabilities and Currency Crises," IMF Working Papers 02/9, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:02/9
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    Corporate governance; Currency crises; Currencies; Financial crisis; Foreign exchange; structural indicators; binary recursive trees; shareholders; current account; shareholder; shareholder rights; Open Economy Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation; Corporate Finance and Governance: General; Neural Networks and Related Topics;

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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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