Capital Account Liberalization and Economic Performance: Survey and Synthesis

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Hali J. Edison

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department

Michael W. Klein

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Luca A. Ricci

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department

Torsten Sløk

Deutsche Bank, New York

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Date Written: July 2002

Abstract

This paper reviews and discusses issues involved in assessing the relationship between capital account liberalization and economic performance. First, it discusses the different measures of restrictions used in the literature. Second, it reviews the literature on the relationship between growth and capital account liberalization. Finally, it identifies and explains some of the differences in the results of the various studies and provides some support for a positive effect of capital account liberalization on growth, especially for developing countries.

Keywords: Capital Account Liberalization, Capital Controls, Capital Flows, Financial Development, Growth

JEL Classification: E66

Suggested Citation

Edison, Hali J. and Klein, Michael W. and Ricci, Luca Antonio and Sløk, Torsten Mikkel, Capital Account Liberalization and Economic Performance: Survey and Synthesis (July 2002). IMF Working Paper No. 02/120, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=879872

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