Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/83928
Authors: 
Selim, Sheikh Tareq
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2006/9
Abstract: 
This paper explores current account dynamics in eight small economies of Asia to examine whether or not capital flows have been excessive in these countries. Standard assumptions of perfect capital mobility and small open economy are jointly instrumental in simplifying theoretical tractability of many open economy models. In empirical estimations, however, the identification of a small open economy is often oversimplified, which makes celebrated results, such as excessive or too low capital flows in OECD economies, questionable. This paper establishes that the actual extent of capital mobility in small open economies cannot be generally too high or too low. This in turns implies that the general idea of excessive capital flows in small open economies requires revision.
Subjects: 
Current account dynamics
intertemporal approach
consumption-smoothing
capital mobility
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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