What Moves Capital to Transition Economies?

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Pietro Garibaldi

Bocconi University - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Nada Mora

Lebanese University

Ratna Sahay

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Developing Country Studies Division; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Jeromin Zettelmeyer

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; CEPR

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Date Written: April 2002

Abstract

Between 1991 and 1999, capital flows to 25 transition economies in Europe and the former Soviet Union differed widely in terms of overall levels and the share and composition of private flows. With some exceptions (notably Russia), the main form of private inflows was foreign direct investment. Portfolio investment was volatile and concentrated in a handful of countries. Regressions show that direct investment can be well explained in terms of economic fundamentals, whereas the presence of a financial market infrastructure and a property-rights indicator are the only explanatory variables that seem to have had a robust effect on portfolio investment.

Keywords: Transition economies capital flows foreign direct investment portfolio investment

JEL Classification: F21 F32 F36 P20 P50

Suggested Citation

Garibaldi, Pietro and Mora, Nada and Sahay, Ratna and Zettelmeyer, Jeromin, What Moves Capital to Transition Economies? (April 2002). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-47, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=879554

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