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Financial liberalization and the capital account : Thailand, 1988-97 (English)

The authors examine Thailand's macro-economy and micro-economy for the period 1988-97 to assess the extent to which the country's mix of macroeconomic and financial sector policies contributed to its economic crisis in 1997. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2188 SEP 30, 1999

Alba, Pedro; Hernandez, Leonardo; Klingebiel, Daniela

Volatility and contagion in a financially integrated world : lessons from East Asia's recent experience (English)

The buildup of vulnerabilities in East Asia is shown here to be mainly the result of weaknesses in financial intermediation, poor corporate governance, and deficient government policies, including pro-cyclical macroeconomic policy responses to large capital inflows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2008 NOV 30, 1998

Alba, Pedro; Bhattacharya, Amar; Claessens,Constantijn A.; Ghosh, Swati; Hernandez, Leonardo

Grants and debt forgiveness in Africa : a descriptive analysis (English)

The authors analyze the effects of bilateral debt forgiveness on 32 low-income countries in Africa (1984-93). Asking whether it makes a difference for recipient countries to receive pure grants rather that official development assistance (ODA) debt relief, they focus on how one form of aid or the other affects the countries' import capacity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1653 SEP 30, 1996

Hernandez, Leonardo; Katada, Saori N.

Sustainability of private capital flows to developing countries : Is a generalized reversal likely? (English)

Since 1989, private capital flows to a select group of developing countries have increased sharply, but developments in 1994 have caused concern about the sustainability of those flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1518 OCT 31, 1995

Hernandez, Leonardo; Rudolph, Heinz

Macroeconomic adjustment to capital inflows : Latin American style versus East Asian style (English)

In recent years, private capital inflows to some developing countries have increased sharply. This increase has provided the financing needed to enhance the use of existing capacity and to raise investment levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1377 NOV 30, 1994

Corbo, Vittorio; Hernandez, Leonardo