Institute for International Economics
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|May 2007||South Korea's Experience with International Capital Flows|
in Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economies: Policies, Practices and Consequences, Sebastian Edwards, editor
|May 2005||South Korea's Experience with International Capital Flows|
South Korea%u2019s experience is unparalleled in its combination of sustained prosperity, capital controls, and financial crisis. Over several decades, South Korea experienced rapid sustained growth in the presence of capital controls. These controls and the de-linking of domestic and international financial markets were an essential component of the country's state-led development strategy. As the country developed, opportunities for easy technological catch-up eroded, requiring more sophisticated corporate and financial sector decision-making, but decades of financial repression had bequeathed a bureaucratized financial system and a formidable constellation of incumbent stakeholders opposed to transition to a more market-oriented development model. Liberalization undertaken in the 1...