Capital Flows at Risk: Taming the Ebbs and Flows

Author/Editor:

R. G Gelos ; Lucyna Gornicka ; Robin Koepke ; Ratna Sahay ; Silvia Sgherri

Publication Date:

December 20, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The volatility of capital flows to emerging markets continues to pose challenges to policymakers. In this paper, we propose a new framework to answer critical policy questions: What policies and policy frameworks are most effective in dampening sharp capital flow movements in response to global shocks? What are the near- versus medium-term trade-offs of different policies? We tackle these questions using a quantile regression framework to predict the entire future probability distribution of capital flows to emerging markets, based on current domestic structural characteristics, policies, and global financial conditions. This new approach allows policymakers to quantify capital flows risks and evaluate policy tools to mitigate them, thus building the foundation of a risk management framework for capital flows.

Series:

Working Paper No. 19/279

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 20, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513522906/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2019279

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

44

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