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International Capital Movements, Financial Volatility and Financial Instability

  • Frederic S. Mishkin

This lecture outlines an asymmetric information theory of financial instability which describes the fundamental forces which harm both the financial sector and economic activity. This asymmetric information framework is then used to demonstrate that although international capital movements and financial volatility can play a role in destabilizing the economy is frequently overstated.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 6390.

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Date of creation: Aug 1999
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Publication status: published as Schriften des Vereins fur Socialpolitik Gelleschaft fur Wirtscharges und Socialwissenschafter, pp. 11-40, 1998.
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