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Capital Inflows, Credit Booms and Their Risks

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This paper highlights the findings of some of the recent research on capital flows, credit booms, and their attendant consequences for asset prices, business cycles, financial crises and the interaction among these. The aim is to condense key results from the relevant literature and promote discussion on how financial and economic developments in China in recent years fit within established patterns detected in the broader cross-country and historical experience encompassing advanced and emerging market economies across most regions. The big question posed is whether taken together these developments describe the antecedents of a banking crisis with its potential severe consequences for economic activity or a milder soft landing scenario.

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  • Reinhart, Carmen, 2012. "Capital Inflows, Credit Booms and Their Risks," MPRA Paper 50981, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Graciela L. Kaminsky & Carmen M. Reinhart & Carlos A. Végh, 2005. "When It Rains, It Pours: Procyclical Capital Flows and Macroeconomic Policies," NBER Chapters,in: NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2004, Volume 19, pages 11-82 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    Keywords

    China; credit; financial crisis; capital flows;

    JEL classification:

    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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