Front Matter

Front Matter

D. Folkerts-Landau, Donald Mathieson, Morris Goldstein, Liliana Rojas-Suárez, José Saúl Lizondo, and Timothy Lane
Published Date:
April 1991
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    © 1991 International Monetary Fund

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    Determinants and systemic consequences of international capital flows: a study / by the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund.

    p. cm. — (Occasional paper / International Monetary Fund, ISSN 0251-6365; no. 77)

    “March 1991.”

    Includes bibliographical references

    ISBN 9781557752055

    1. Capital movements. 2. International finance. 3. Balance of payments—Developing countries. I. International Monetary Fund. Research Dept. II. Series: Occasional paper (International Monetary Fund); no. 77.

    HG3891.D47 1991




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    This study was prepared in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. Its authors are Morris Goldstein, Deputy Director of the Research Department; Donald J. Mathieson, Chief of the Financial Studies Division; David Folkerts-Landau, Deputy Chief of the Financial Studies Division; and Timothy Lane, J. Saúl Lizondo, and Liliana Rojas-Suárez, Economists of the Financial Studies Division. A number of colleagues in the Fund greatly facilitated the preparation of this study by their willingness to exchange views and provide information. The authors are also grateful to Kellett Hannah and Rosita Vera-Bunge for their excellent research assistance, to the editor Elin Knotter, of the External Relations Department, and to Gail Campbell and Rosalind Oliver, for their excellent word processing services. The authors alone are responsible for the study; the opinions expressed are theirs and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Fund.

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