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Managing Volatile Capital Inflows: The Experience of the 1990s

dc.contributor.authorHelmut Reisen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T14:39:30Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T14:39:30Z
dc.date.issued1996-06-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/5370
dc.description.abstractThe paper aims at deriving lessons for macroeconomic policy in developing countries in response to heavy temporary capital inflows as witnessed in the early 1990s. First, after spelling out the major reasons why policymakers should be concerned about cyclical inflows, the volatility of different capital-account items {bank lending, foreign direct investment, and portfolio flows} is assessed. Second, the recent capital flows are compared between Asia and Latin America for similarities and differences. Third, the paper discusses for 13 heavy capital importers in Asia and Latin America the extent to which they met the prerequisites postulated by the sequencing literature to avoid macroeconomic complications of heavy capital inflows, and how they used these external savings in light of the debt cycle theory. Finally, the paper draws five policy lessons for the next episode of heavy capital inflows: identify the origin of rising foreign exchange reserves; identify the limits of foreign debt; discourage above-limit, short-term inflows; observe the tradeoff between price stability and competitiveness; and design policies to target monetary aggregates and exchange rates, including fiscal policy, sterilized intervention, reserve requirements, and exchange rate management.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.titleManaging Volatile Capital Inflows: The Experience of the 1990s
dc.typeJournals
dc.subject.expertMacroeconomic
dc.subject.expertMacroeconomic Analysis
dc.subject.expertMacroeconomic Framework
dc.subject.expertMacroeconomic Models
dc.subject.expertMacroeconomic Performance
dc.subject.expertMacroeconomic Planning
dc.subject.expertMacroeconomic Policies
dc.subject.expertMacroeconomic Reform
dc.subject.expertMacroeconomic Stabilization
dc.subject.adbSocial condition
dc.subject.adbEconomic dependence
dc.subject.adbEconomic assistance
dc.subject.adbInternational monetary relations
dc.subject.adbInternational monetary relations
dc.subject.adbInternational trade
dc.subject.adbNational accounting
dc.subject.adbMarket
dc.subject.naturalExchange
dc.subject.naturalComparative economics
dc.subject.naturalIndex number
dc.subject.naturalMonetary policy
dc.subject.naturalValue analysis
dc.subject.naturalAdjustment cost
dc.subject.naturalTransaction cost
dc.subject.naturalConditionality
dc.subject.naturalInternational relations
dc.title.volume14
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeEconomics
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-005051
oar.authorReisen, Helmut
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