Financial Globalisation: Past and Present

5 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2011

Date Written: June 2011


This article compares and contrasts the two modern periods of financial globalisation, approximately a century apart. The focal point of the first period was around the turn of the twentieth century, while that of the second was around the turn of the twenty‐first century. Financial globalisation in the latter era was far deeper and there was a remarkable across‐the‐board transformation of the global financial system. An interesting twenty‐first‐century phenomenon is the recent change in direction of capital flows: that is, sizeable sums of capital flowing from non‐industrial countries to advanced industrial countries.

Keywords: Globalisation, capital flows, Lucas paradox

Suggested Citation

Das, Dilip K., Financial Globalisation: Past and Present (June 2011). Economic Affairs, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 63-67, 2011, Available at SSRN: or

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