In this paper, we provide capital flow forecasts to 32 developing countries using a error correction framework based on underlying domestic (pull) fundamentals and international (push) factors. In general, pull factors have a heavier weight in determining these capital flows. However, short-term dynamics of capital flows can be significantly influenced by external developments. Simulations under various economic scenarios show that while financial variables (such as the US interest rate and high-yield spread) are important, real US activity may be even more potent in influencing capital flow movements.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics
- Capital flows
- Economic fundamentals
- Vector autoregression