49 Pages Posted: 3 May 2004
Date Written: January 1991
This paper presents an analysis of the theoretical underpinnings and the relevance of the phenomenon of financial repression from a public-finance perspective. The analysis explicitly accounts for the interaction between capital controls and financial repression. The proposed empirical estimate of the revenue from financial repression is based on the difference between the domestic and the foreign cost of borrowing of the government. The correlations of the revenue from financial repression with inflation, exchange rates and per-capita income are discussed.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Giovannini, Alberto and de Melo, Martha, Government Revenue from Financial Repression (January 1991). NBER Working Paper No. w3604. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=227435