Effects of Financial Globalization on Developing Countries: Some Empirical Evidence

  • Eswar Prasad
  • Kenneth Rogoff
  • Shang-Jin Wei
  • M. Ayhan Kose
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Abstract

The recent wave of financial globalization since the mid-1980s has been marked by a surge in capital flows among industrial countries and, more notably, between industrial and developing countries. While these capital flows have been associated with high growth rates in some developing countries, a number of countries have experienced periodic collapse in growth rates and significant financial crises over the same period, crises that have exacted a serious toll in terms of macroeconomic and social costs. As a result, an intense debate has emerged in both academic and policy circles on the effects of financial integration for developing economies. But much of the debate has been based on only casual and limited empirical evidence.

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  • Eswar Prasad
  • Kenneth Rogoff
  • Shang-Jin Wei
  • M. Ayhan Kose

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