Reinhart, Carmen and Edison, Hali (2001): Capital controls during financial crises: The case of Malaysia and Thailand. Published in: Financial Crises in Emerging Markets Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2001): pp. 427-456.
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This study examines the impact capital controls had in Malaysia (1998-1999) and Thailand (1997). We aim to assess the extent to which the capital controls were effective in delivering the outcomes that motivated their imposition. We conclude that in Thailand the controls did not deliver much of what was intended--although, one does not observe the counterfactual. By contrast, in the case of Malaysia the controls did align closely with the priors of what controls are intended to achieve: greater interest rate and exchange rate stability and more policy autonomy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Capital controls during financial crises: The case of Malaysia and Thailand|
|Keywords:||financial crisis capital controls outflows capital flight volatility Asia contagion|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F30 - General
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
|Depositing User:||Carmen Reinhart|
|Date Deposited:||10. Mar 2009 05:48|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 20:02|
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