Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149271
Authors: 
Scheubel, Beatrice D.
Stracca, Livio
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6184
Abstract: 
This paper critically reviews the theoretical basis for the provision of the global financial safety net (GFSN) and provide a comprehensive database covering four elements of the GFSN (foreign exchange reserves, IMF financing, central bank swap lines and regional financing arrangements) for over 150 countries in the sample period 1960-2015. This paper also presents some key stylised facts regarding the provision of GFSN financing and compares macroeconomic outcomes in capital flow reversal episodes depending on how much GFSN financing was available to countries. Finally, this paper concludes with some avenues for further research on the possible evolution of the GFSN.
Subjects: 
global financial safety net
financial integration
financial globalisation
IMF
JEL: 
F32
F33
F34
G01
H87
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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