Hali Edison

International Monetary Fund
Asia and Pacific Department
Washington, DC 20431
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NBER Working Papers and Publications

October 2006Cross-border Listings, Capital Controls, and Equity Flows To Emerging Markets
with Francis E. Warnock: w12589
We investigate the impact of two types of financial liberalizations on short- and long-horizon capital flows to emerging markets in a framework that controls for push and pull factors. The first type of liberalization, a reduction in capital controls, is countrywide but uncertain, because its extent and permanence is not known with certainty. The second type, a cross-border listing, is a firm-level liberalization that has no uncertainty. Consistent with theoretical predictions, we find that the deterministic cross-listing results in an immediate but short-lived increase in capital inflows. In contrast, the uncertain reduction in capital controls results in increased inflows only over a longer horizon, if at all.

Published: Edison, H., and F. Warnock, 2008. "Cross-Border Listings, Capital Controls, and Equity Flows to Emerging Markets." Journal of International Money and Finance 27: 1013-1027 citation courtesy of

September 2002International Financial Integration and Economic Growth
with Ross Levine, Luca Ricci, Torsten Slok: w9164
This paper uses new data and new econometric techniques to investigate the impact of international financial integration on economic growth and also to assess whether this relationship depends on the level of economic development, financial development, legal system development, government corruption, and macroeconomic policies. Using a wide array of measures of international financial integration on 57 countries and an assortment of statistical methodologies, we are unable to reject the null hypothesis that international financial integration does not accelerate economic growth even when controlling for particular economic, financial, institutional, and policy characteristics.

Published: Edison, Hali J. & Levine, Ross & Ricci, Luca & Slok, Torsten, 2002. "International financial integration and economic growth," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 749-776, November. citation courtesy of

August 2002Capital Account Liberalization and Economic Performance: Survey and Synthesis
with Michael W. Klein, Luca Ricci, Torsten Sloek: w9100
This paper reviews the literature on the effects of capital account liberalization and stock market liberalization on economic growth. The various empirical measures used to gauge the presence of controls on capital account transactions as well as indicators of stock market liberalization are discussed. We compare detailed measures of capital account controls that attempt to capture the intensity of enforcement with others that simply capture whether or not controls are present. Our review of the literature shows the contrasting results that have been obtained. These differences may reflect differences in country coverage, sample periods and indicators of liberalization. In order to reconcile these differences, we present new estimates of the effects on growth of capital account liberaliz...

Published: Hali J. Edison & Michael W. Klein & Luca Antonio Ricci & Torsten Sl√łk, 2004. "Capital Account Liberalization and Economic Performance: Survey and Synthesis," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan Journals, vol. 51(2), pages 2. citation courtesy of

November 1992A Utility Based Comparison of Some Models of Exchange Rate Volatility
with Kenneth D. West, Dongchul Cho: t0128
When estimates of variances are used to make asset allocation decisions, underestimates of population variances lead to lower expected utility than equivalent overestimates: a utility based criterion is asymmetric, unlike standard criteria such as mean squared error. To illustrate how to estimate a utility based criterion, we use five bilateral weekly dollar exchange rates, 1973-1989, and the corresponding pair of Eurodeposit rates. Of homoskedastic, GARCH, autoregressive and nonpararnetric models for the conditional variance of each exchange rate, GARCI-J models tend to produce the highest utility, on average. A mean squared error criterion also favors GARCH, but not as sharply.

Published: Journal of International Economics 1993, vol. 35, no.1, pp. 23-46

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