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Controlling Capital? Legal Restrictions and the Asset Composition of International Financial Flows

Controlling Capital? Legal Restrictions and the Asset Composition of International Financial Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2009/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahir Binici , Michael Hutchison , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873559.001

ISBN: 9781451873559

Keywords: capital inflows, capital inflow, capital outflows

How effective are capital account restrictions? We provide new answers based on a novel panel data set of capital controls, disaggregated by asset class and by inflows/outflows, covering 74 countries during 1995-20...

Effectiveness of Capital Controls in Selected Emerging Markets in the 2000's

Effectiveness of Capital Controls in Selected Emerging Markets in the 2000's »

Volume/Issue: 2011/281

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chikako Baba , and Annamaria Kokenyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463926625.001

ISBN: 9781463926625

Keywords: emerging market economies, capital flows, net capital flows, current account balance

This paper estimates the effectiveness of capital controls in response to inflow surges in Brazil, Colombia, Korea, and Thailand in the 2000s. Controls are generally associated with a decrease in inflows and a leng...

Export Credit Agencies, Trade Finance and South East Asia

Export Credit Agencies, Trade Finance and South East Asia »

Volume/Issue: 1998/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Malcolm Stephens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451976403.001

ISBN: 9781451976403

Keywords: Export credit agencies, trade finance, South East Asian countries, export credit, exporters, international financial, international financial institutions

This paper looks at the causes of the reduction in trade finance in South East Asian countries post-1997, with a particular focus on the role of export credit agencies. It concludes that while such agencies did not...

Financial Integration, Growth, and Volatility

Financial Integration, Growth, and Volatility »

Volume/Issue: 2005/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anne Epaulard , and Aude Pommeret

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860863.001

ISBN: 9781451860863

Keywords: Risk-sharing, Endogenous Growth, Stochastic Growth, global financial markets, financial markets, foreign assets, General Aggregative Models: Neoclassical, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic Growth of Open Economies

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the welfare gains from financial integration for developing and emerging market economies. To do so, we build a stochastic endogenous growth model for a small open economy that...

Financial Integration in Asia
			: Estimating the Risk-Sharing Gains for Australia and Other Nations

Financial Integration in Asia : Estimating the Risk-Sharing Gains for Australia and Other Nations »

Volume/Issue: 2006/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865271.001

ISBN: 9781451865271

Keywords: Risk-sharing, international diversification, financial integration, foreign assets, recession, international economic order, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

Holding foreign assets reduces the volatility of a country's income by allowing countries to share risk. Yet, financial integration is limited in Asia. This paper estimates how much Australia and other countries in...

Globalization of Financial Markets and Implications for Pacific Basin Developing Countries

Globalization of Financial Markets and Implications for Pacific Basin Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1991/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Goldsbrough , and Ranjit Teja

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451978780.001

ISBN: 9781451978780

Keywords: capital mobility, financial intermediation, financial markets, capital flows

This paper analyzes the consequences of the growing interdependence of world financial markets for Pacific developing countries. Section I discusses trends in financial integration in the Pacific and the underlying...

Hong Kong SAR as a Financial Center for Asia
			: Trends and Implications

Hong Kong SAR as a Financial Center for Asia : Trends and Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2008/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster , and Cynthia Leung

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869194.001

ISBN: 9781451869194

Keywords: financial centers, international capital flows, fdi, portfolio investment, international financial, capital flows, international financial center,

We document Hong Kong SAR's evolving role as an international financial center in the Asia region, the importance of the growing special link with China as well as supply-side advantages, and outline the scope for...

Keeping Capital Flowing
			: The Role of the IMF

Keeping Capital Flowing : The Role of the IMF »

Volume/Issue: 2004/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Bordo , Ashoka Mody , and Nienke Oomes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860047.001

ISBN: 9781451860047

Keywords: catalytic finance, capital markets, international capital markets, international capital, access to international capital, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

In this paper, we examine the IMF's role in maintaining the access of emerging market economies to international capital markets. We find evidence that both macroeconomic aggregates and capital flows improve follow...

Long-Term Capital Movements

Long-Term Capital Movements »

Volume/Issue: 2001/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Lane , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451852981.001

ISBN: 9781451852981

Keywords: Net foreign assets, demographics, foreign asset, foreign assets, net foreign asset, foreign asset position, International Lending and Debt Problems,

International financial integration allows countries to become net creditors or net debtors with respect to the rest of the world. In this paper, we show that a small set of fundamentals-shifts in relative output l...

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund »

Volume/Issue: 2006/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Iqbal Zaidi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865332.001

ISBN: 9781451865332

Keywords: International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, voting, exchange rates, capital flows, International Economic Order,

This paper attempts to set out the principal issues that need to be resolved in formulating a proposal for quotas and voice reform in the IMF that could command broad support. Following John Rawls, we argue that "j...