Determinants and Repercussions of the Composition of Capital Inflows

Author/Editor:

Mark S. Carlson ; Leonardo Hernández

Publication Date:

May 1, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Mexican, Asian, and Russian crises of the mid- and late 1990s have renewed interest among policymakers in the determinants and effects of private capital inflows. This paper analyzes whether policies can affect the composition of capital inflows and whether different compositions aggravate crises. The results support the view that, while fundamentals matter, capital controls can affect the mix of capital inflows that countries receive. The results also show that during the Asian crisis, countries with more yen-denominated debt faired worse, while during the Mexican crisis larger short-term debt stocks increased the severity of the crisis.

Series:

Working Paper No. 02/86

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451850895/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0862002

Format:

Paper

Pages:

50

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