Can Short-Term Capital Controls Promote Capital Inflows?

Author/Editor:

Tito Cordella

Publication Date:

September 1, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

In an economy à la Diamond and Dybvig (1983), we present an example in which foreign lenders find it profitable to invest in an emerging market if, and only if, the emerging market government imposes taxes on short-term capital inflows. This implies that capital controls that are effective in reducing the vulnerability of emerging markets to financial crises may increase the volume of capital inflows.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/131

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451855258/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1311998

Format:

Paper

Pages:

10

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