Capital Flows in a Globalized World: The Role of Policies and Institutions

62 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2005 Last revised: 18 Jun 2022

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Laura Alfaro

Harvard University

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan

University of Maryland - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Koc University, Graduate School of Business

Vadym Volosovych

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Date Written: October 2005

Abstract

We describe the patterns of international capital flows in the period 1970 - 2000. We then examine the determinants of capital flows and capital flows volatility during this period. We find that institutional quality is an important determinant of capital flows. Historical determinants of current legal institutions have a direct effect on foreign investments. Policy plays a significant role in explaining the changes in the level of capital flows over time and their volatility.

Suggested Citation

Alfaro, Laura and Kalemli-Ozcan, Sebnem and Volosovych, Vadym, Capital Flows in a Globalized World: The Role of Policies and Institutions (October 2005). NBER Working Paper No. w11696, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=827972

Laura Alfaro (Contact Author)

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Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan

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