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The Composition Matters :, Capital Inflows and Liquidity Crunch During a Global Economic Crisis, Hui Tong, Shang-Jin Wei

We study whether capital flows affect the degree of credit crunch faced by a country's manufacturing firms during the 2007-09 crisis. Examining 3823 firms in 24 emerging countries, we find that the decline in stock prices was more severe for firms that are intrinsically more dependent on external finance for working capital. The volume of capital flows has no significant effect on the severity of the credit crunch. However, the composition of capital flows matters: pre-crisis exposure to non-FDI capital inflows worsens the credit crunch, while exposure to FDI alleviates the liquidity constraint. Similar results also hold surrounding the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Specification and Key Variables; A. Basic Specification; B. Key Data; III. Empirical Analysis; A. The Extent of Financial Constraint; B. The Role of Pre-crisis Exposure to International Finance; Conclusion; References; Tables; 1. Average Change of Stock Price(log); 2a. Summary Statistics; 2b. Correlation of Variables; 3. The Average Effect of Liquidity Crunch Across Countries; 4. Pre-Crisis Exposure to Capital Inflows; 5. Role of Pre-Crisis Exposure to Capital Inflows in Emerging Economies (Volume Effect)
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
"August 2009"
Physical Description
1 online resource (39 p.)
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