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The relative importance of capital inflows: some evidence from emerging market economies

Vandana Arya, Rajabrata Banerjee and Tony Cavoli

Applied Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 25, issue 15, 1101-1106

Abstract: This article examines the relative importance of the main components of capital inflows for a sample of emerging market economies. Does composition matter? Is there a nexus between capital inflow components? We assess, firstly, how each capital inflow component reacts to important macro and policy variables, and secondly, how the components themselves interact. We find that bank inflows appear the most sensitive to macro factors, institutions matter more for Latin America and external financial factors matter more for Asia. Further, for Latin America, capital inflows interact largely as complements, while for Asia, any expansion of bank inflows might crowd out FDI and portfolio flows.

Date: 2018
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