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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

International Capital Movements, Financial Volatility and Financial Instability

Frederic S. Mishkin

NBER Working Paper No. 6390 (Also Reprint No. r2238)
Issued in August 1999
NBER Program(s):   EFG   ME

This lecture outlines an asymmetric information theory of financial instability which describes the fundamental forces which harm both the financial sector and economic activity. This asymmetric information framework is then used to demonstrate that although international capital movements and financial volatility can play a role in destabilizing the economy is frequently overstated.

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Published: Schriften des Vereins fur Socialpolitik Gelleschaft fur Wirtscharges und Socialwissenschafter, pp. 11-40, 1998.

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