Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Three essays on global imbalances
by Kim, Hujin, Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2014, 192; 3624293
Abstract (Summary)

This study assesses the global imbalances across three regions (Chapter I), from Korean economy context (Chapter II), and from the perspective of history of economic thought (Chapter III). Chapter I demonstrates the asymmetry of the international financial arrangement (IFA) by examining contrast adjustments in the triangular pattern of international private capital flows among the center, creditor, and debtor periphery. Based on the asymmetry it concludes that decentralized efforts by individual country have limitations and international coordination is inevitable to minimize the negative externalities of the capital flows in the world economy. Chapter II investigates the implications of global imbalances on the Korean economy by assessing the impact of Korea's foreign reserve accumulation on the macro economy and analyzing the distributional impacts of an exchange rate. Chapter III studies the global imbalances and international capital flows in a broader political-economy context from the history of economic thought. It observes that from the historical perspective challenges for policy makers and economist' philosophical foundation on global imbalances and international capital flows could be a parallel from the past to the present, if not an exact repetition.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Vasudevan, Ramaa
Commitee: Bernasek, Alexandra, Koontz, Stephen, Mushinski, David
School: Colorado State University
Department: Economics
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: DAI-A 75/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Economics
Keywords: Foreign reserve, Global imbalances, History of economic thought, International capital flows, Private capital
Publication Number: 3624293
ISBN: 978-1-303-97515-8
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