Legal Restrictions on Foreign Institutional Investors in a Large, Emerging Economy: A Comprehensive Dataset

Data in Brief, Volume 28, February 2020, 104819

7 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2020

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Radhika Pandey

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Rajeswari Sengupta

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

aatmin shah

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bhargavi Zaveri

Independent; National University of Singapore

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

The dataset presented in this article contains information on the imposition or relaxation of legal restrictions on foreign investment, by the authorities in a large, emerging economy- India. These restrictions are referred to as capital controls because they act as controls on the capital account of an economy. Legal instruments such as regulations, circulars and notifications published on the websites of the relevant regulatory authorities, have been used as the source of the data. In particular, the dataset discerns information from these legal instruments to identify whether the instrument tightens or eases capital controls on investment by foreign institutions in different asset classes such as debt, equity and derivatives.

Keywords: capital controls, emerging economies, restrictions on investment, foreign capital, institutional investors

JEL Classification: F30, F31, F36, F38

Suggested Citation

Pandey, Radhika and Sengupta, Rajeswari and shah, aatmin and Zaveri, Bhargavi, Legal Restrictions on Foreign Institutional Investors in a Large, Emerging Economy: A Comprehensive Dataset (2020). Data in Brief, Volume 28, February 2020, 104819 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3720406

Radhika Pandey

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy ( email )

18/2, Satsang Vihar Marg
New Delhi, 110067
India

Rajeswari Sengupta (Contact Author)

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) ( email )

Aatmin Shah

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bhargavi Zaveri

Independent ( email )

National University of Singapore ( email )

469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore, 259776
Singapore

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