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Financial Globalization and Economic Policies

Ayhan Kose, Eswar Prasad (), Kenneth Rogoff () and Shang-Jin Wei

Chapter Chapter 65 in Handbook of Development Economics, 2010, vol. 5, pp 4283-4359 from Elsevier

Abstract: We review the large literature on various economic policies that could help developing economies effectively manage the process of financial globalization. Our central findings indicate that policies promoting financial sector development, institutional quality, and trade openness appear to help developing countries derive the benefits of globalization. Similarly, sound macroeconomic policies are an important prerequisite for ensuring that financial integration is beneficial. However, our analysis also suggests that the relationship between financial integration and economic policies is a complex one and that there are unavoidable inherent tensions in evaluating the risks and benefits associated with financial globalization. In the light of these tensions, structural and macroeconomic policies often need to be tailored to take into account country-specific circumstances to improve the risk-benefit tradeoffs of financial integration. Ultimately, it is essential to see financial integration not just as an isolated policy goal but also as part of a broader package of reforms and supportive macroeconomic policies.

Keywords: capital account liberalization; financial integration; growth and volatility; risk sharing; capital inflows; financial crises; developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F02 F21 F36 F4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-0-444-52944-2
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DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-52944-2.00003-3

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