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Short-Run Pain, Long-Run Gain; The Effects of Financial Liberalization

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  • Sergio L. Schmukler
  • Graciela Laura Kaminsky

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We examine the short- and long-run effects of financial liberalization on capital markets. To do so, we construct a new comprehensive chronology of financial liberalization in 28 mature and emerging market economies since 1973. We also construct an algorithm to identify booms and busts in stock market prices. Our results indicate that financial liberalization is followed by more pronounced boom-bust cycles in the short run. However, financial liberalization leads to more stable markets in the long run. Finally, we analyze the sequencing of liberalization and institutional reforms to understand the contrasting short- and long-run effects of liberalization.

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  • Sergio L. Schmukler & Graciela Laura Kaminsky, 2003. "Short-Run Pain, Long-Run Gain; The Effects of Financial Liberalization," IMF Working Papers 03/34, International Monetary Fund.
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    Keywords

    Financial cycles; Financial integration; Capital controls; International financial markets; financial liberalization; stock market prices; booms; busts; stock market; financial sector; financial markets; domestic financial sector; International Finance: General; International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions; International Lending and Debt Problems; Financial Aspects of Economic Integration;

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    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements

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