Domestic Amplifiers of External Shocks: Growth Accelerations and Reversals in Emerging Market and Developing Economies

28 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2019

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Bertrand Gruss

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Malhar Nabar

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: June 2019

Abstract

External conditions have been found to influence the tendency of emerging market and developing economies to experience episodes of growth accelerations and reversals. In this paper we study the role of domestic policies and other structural attributes in amplifying or mitigating the effect that shifts in external conditions have on growth patterns in emerging market and developing economies over the past five decades. We find that these economies can enhance the growth impulse from external conditions by strengthening their institutional frameworks and adopting a policy mix that protects trade integration; permits exchange rate flexibility; and ensures that vulnerabilities stemming from high current account deficits and external debt, as well as high public debt, are contained.

Keywords: Economic integration, Flexible exchange rates, Exchange rate regimes, Exchange rate stability, Real exchange rates, Economic Growth, Emerging Markets, Developing Economies, External Conditions, external condition, Gruss, demand condition, given impulse, country-specific

JEL Classification: O47, F43, F63, O24, E52, E01, F3, F15

Suggested Citation

Gruss, Bertrand and Nabar, Malhar and Poplawski-Ribeiro, Marcos, Domestic Amplifiers of External Shocks: Growth Accelerations and Reversals in Emerging Market and Developing Economies (June 2019). IMF Working Paper No. 19/128. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3417721

Bertrand Gruss (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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United States

Malhar Nabar

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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