Guillermo Calvo

Emerging Capital Markets in Turmoil: Bad Luck or Bad Policy?

Guillermo A. Calvo
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Since the mid-1990s, emerging market economies have been hit by dramatic highs and lows: lifted by large capital inflows, then plunged into chaos by constrained credit and out-of-control exchange rates. The conventional wisdom about such crises is strongly influenced by the experience of advanced economies. In Emerging Capital Markets in Turmoil, Guillermo Calvo examines these issues instead from the perspective of emerging market economies themselves, taking into account the limitations and vulnerabilities these economies confront. (The MIT Press)

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Guillermo Calvo
Center Working Paper No. 64
August 2010