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Are Capital Controls Effective in the 21st Century? the Recent Experience of Colombia, Benedict Clements, Herman Kamil

This paper assesses the effects of capital controls imposed in Colombia in 2007 on capital flows and exchange rate dynamics. The results suggest that the controls were successful in reducing external borrowing, but had no statistically significant impact on the volume of non- FDI flows as a whole. We find no evidence that restrictions to capital mobility moderated the appreciation of Colombia's currency, or increased the degree of independence of monetary policy. We also find that controls have significantly increased the volatility of the exchange rate. Additional research is needed to assess the effects of capital controls on financial stability
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Database and Stylized Facts on Capital Flows and Exchange Rates; A. Database; B. Capital Flows and Exchange Rates in the Pre-Controls Era; C. Capital Flows and Exchange Rates in the Controls Era; Tables; 1. Private Capital Flows Before and After Capital Controls; 1. Private Capital Flows Before and After Capital Controls; III. The Effectiveness of Capital Controls in Emerging Markets: Insights from Previous Research; IV. Empirical Methodology; A. The Effectiveness of Controls: Impact on Capital Flows
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