The size and volatility of capital flows to developing countries have increased significantly in recent years (Figure 1), leading many economists to argue that national policies and multilateral institutions are needed to govern these flows (Forbes and Klein 2013, Blanchard and Ostry 2012).
Do capital controls deflect capital flows?
Paolo Giordani, Michele Ruta, Hans Weisfeld, Ling Zhu, 23 June 2014
Tapering talk: The impact of expectations of reduced Federal Reserve security purchases on emerging markets
Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta, 19 December 2013
In May 2013, Federal Reserve officials first began to talk of the possibility of the US central bank tapering its securities purchases from $85 billion a month to something lower. A milestone to which many observers point is 22 May 2013, when Chairman Bernanke raised the possibility of tapering in his testimony to Congress.
Capital inflows and booms in asset prices: Going beyond the current account
Eduardo Olaberría, 7 December 2013
For decades, policymakers’ perception has been that large capital inflows can fuel booms in asset prices. If this were true, bonanzas in capital inflows would imply an important risk to financial stability, since booms in asset prices are leading indicators of financial crises.
Low interest rates and housing booms: The role of capital inflows, monetary policy, and financial innovation
Filipa Sá, Pascal Towbin, Tomasz Wieladek, 10 March 2011
The run-up to the recent global financial crisis was characterised by an environment of low interest rates and a rapid increase in housing market activity across OECD countries.
The recent surge in capital inflows and policy options for India
Dayanand Arora, Francis Xavier Rathinam , Shuheb Khan, 3 July 2010
Once again, many emerging economies are grappling with a surge in net capital inflows, particularly through increased foreign portfolio investment. And again, managing these volatile capital inflows is back on the policy agenda. This time round, the need for a debate on policy options has gained added fervour because of the changes in the views of the IMF on capital controls.
Managing capital inflows: Emerging Europe is different, again
Johan Mathisen, Srobona Mitra, 25 May 2010
Capital inflows were larger in emerging Europe and fell more severely during the crisis than in other emerging economies (IMF 2010). Prior to the crisis, cross-border loans from Western European parent banks to their emerging European affiliates accounted for most of the difference (Figure 1).
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
- Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A new modelKrugman
Cadot, de Melo, 16 June 2014