EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Why India choked when Lehman broke

Ila Patnaik () and Ajay Shah ()

Finance Working Papers from East Asian Bureau of Economic Research

Abstract: India has an elaborate system of capital controls which impede cap- ital mobility and particularly short-term debt. Yet, when the global money market fell into turmoil after the bankruptcy of Lehman Broth- ers on 13/14 September 2008, the Indian money market immediately experienced considerable stress, and the operating procedures of mon- etary policy broke down. We suggest that Indian multinationals were using the global money market and were short of dollars on 15 Septem- ber. They borrowed in India and took capital out of the country. We make three predictions that follow from this hypothesis, and _nd that the evidence matches these predictions. This suggests an important role for Indian multinationals in India's evolution towards de facto convertibility.

Keywords: capital controls; global nancial crisis; Indian multina- tionals; de facto convertibility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G01 G30 G33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-01
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.eaber.org/node/22974 (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Why India Choked when Lehman Broke (2010) Downloads
Working Paper: Why India Choked when Lehman Broke (2010) Downloads
Working Paper: Why India choked when Lehman broke (2010) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eab:financ:22974

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Finance Working Papers from East Asian Bureau of Economic Research Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Shiro Armstrong ().

 
Page updated 2018-12-17
Handle: RePEc:eab:financ:22974