• Emmanuel Farhi


Dilemma not Trilemma? Capital Controls and Exchange Rates with Volatile Capital Flows. Emmanuel Farhi, October 2013, Paper. "We consider a standard New Keynesian model of a small open economy with nominal rigidities and study optimal capital controls. Consistent with the Mundellian view, we find that the exchange rate regime is key. However, in contrast with the Mundellian view, we find that capital controls are desirable even when the exchange rate is flexible. Optimal capital controls lean against the wind and help smooth out capital flows..."  Link verified March 28, 2014