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Capital Controls and Financial Frictions in a Small Open Economy

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  • Shigeto Kitano

    (Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB), Kobe University, Japan)

  • Kenya Takaku

    (Faculty of International Studies, Hiroshima City University, Japan)

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We develop a small open economy model with financial frictions between domestic banks and foreign investors, and examine the welfare-improving effect of capital controls. We show that capital controls are effective in addressing the amplification effect due to financial frictions. As the degree of financial frictions increases, the welfare-improving effect of capital controls becomes larger and a more aggressive policy rule is appropriate. Comparing two economies, one with and one without “liability dollarization,” we also find that the welfare-improving effect of capital controls is larger in the presence of “liability dollarization,” and the difference between the effects becomes larger as the degree of financial frictions increases.

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  • Shigeto Kitano & Kenya Takaku, 2016. "Capital Controls and Financial Frictions in a Small Open Economy," Discussion Paper Series DP2016-34, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University, revised May 2017.
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    Keywords

    Capital control; Financial frictions; Financial intermediaries; Balance sheets; Small open economy; Liability dollarization; DSGE; Welfare;
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    JEL classification:

    • E69 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Other
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F38 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Financial Policy: Financial Transactions Tax; Capital Controls
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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