Coping with Capital Inflows : Experiences of Selected European Countries

Author/Editor:

David Vávra ; Inci Ötker ; Barry Topf ; Zbigniew Polanski

Publication Date:

July 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper reviews the experiences of a number of European countries in coping with capital inflows. It describes the nature of the inflows, their implications for macroeconomic and financial stability, and the policy responses used to cope with them. The experiences suggest that as countries become more integrated with international financial markets, there is little room to regulate capital flows effectively. The most effective ways to deal with capital inflows would be to deepen the financial markets, strengthen financial system supervision and regulation, where needed, and improve the capacity to design and implement sound macroeconomic and financial sector policies. These actions will help increase the absorption capacity and resilience of the economies and financial systems to the risks associated with the inflows.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/190

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451867541/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007190

Format:

Paper

Pages:

44

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