Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/2554
Authors: 
Nunnenkamp, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1029
Abstract: 
The paper discusses the pros and cons of capital account liberalization. Rather than contrasting liberalization and regulation of capital flows as irreconcilable antagonisms, we argue that capital account liberalization requires institutional and regulatory safeguards. Even though the effectiveness of specific capital controls cannot be taken for granted, we reject the view that financial globalization has deprived national policymakers of the means to protect their economies against crisis. In addition to national safeguards, we assess the chances for crisis prevention and resolution on the regional level and present options to overcome institutional deficits on the global level. We conclude that reforms of the international financial architecture can help prevent illiquidity and ensure a fair burden sharing in the case of insolvency, without aggravating moral hazard behavior of the parties involved.
Subjects: 
financial crises
financial regulation
international financial architecture
capital account liberalization
JEL: 
F30
G18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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