Capital Control Measures: A New Dataset
33 Pages Posted: 26 May 2015
Date Written: April 2015
This paper presents a new dataset of capital control restrictions on both inflows and outflows of 10 categories of assets for 100 countries over the period 1995 to 2013. Building on the data in Schindler (2009) and other datasets based on the analysis of the IMF’s Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER), this dataset includes additional asset categories, more countries, and a longer time period. The paper discusses in detail the construction of the dataset and characterizes the data with respect to the prevalence and correlation of controls across asset categories and between controls on inflows and controls on outflows, the aggregation of the separate categories into broader indicators, and the comparison of this dataset with other indicators of capital controls.
Keywords: Capital controls, Capital inflows, Capital outflows, Capital flows, Data analysis, Time series, capital control measures, international financial integration, exchange, international capital, investment, monetary fund, transactions, capital account, finance
JEL Classification: F30, F36
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