Kristin Forbes

Jerome and  Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management
Professor of Global Economics and Management

Biography | Selected Publications

"Capital Controls and Macroprudential Measures: What Are They Good For?" Forbes, Kristin J., Marcel Fratzscher, and Roland Straub (2013). Working Paper.  (2013)

"Watch What I Do, Not What I Say: The Unintended Consequences of the Homeland Investment Act." Dharmapala, Dhammika, C. Fritz Foley, and Kristin J. Forbes (2009). NBER Working Paper #15023.  (2009)

"Financial Constraints and Growth: Multinational and Local Firm Responses to Currency Crises." Desai, Mihir, Fritz Foley, and Kristin J. Forbes (2008). Review of Financial Studies, 21(6): 2857-2888. (2008)

"Why Do Foreigners Invest in the United States?" Forbes, Kristin J. (2008). Working Paper.  (2008)

"The Microeconomic Evidence on Capital Controls: No Free Lunch." Forbes, Kristin J. In Edwards, Sebastian (ed.), Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economics: Policies, Practices, and Consequences. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 171- 199. 

"Capital Controls: Mud in the Wheels of Market Discipline." Forbes, Kristin J. In Hunter, William, George Kaufman, Claudio Borio, and Kostas Tsatsaronis (eds.), Market Discipline Across Countries and Industries. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pgs. 197-210. (2004)

"Are Trade Linkages Important Determinants of Country Vulnerability to Crises?" Forbes, Kristin J. In Edwards, Sebastian, and Jeffrey Frankel (eds.), Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets. University of Chicago Press. (2002)

"How are Shocks Propagated Internationally? Firm-Level Evidence from the Asian and Russian Crises" Forbes, Kristin J. In Glick, Reuven, Ramon Moreno, and Mark M. Spiegel (eds.), Financial Crises in Emerging Markets. Cambridge University Press, 106-159. (2001)

"Measuring Contagion: Conceptual and Empirical Issues." Forbes, Kristin J., and Roberto Rigobon. In Claessens, Stijn, and Kristin Forbes (eds.), International Financial Contagion. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 43-66. (2001)

How do Currency Crises Spread Internationally? (2000)


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General Expertise
Applied economics; Austerity; Contagion; Currency; Economic crisis; Economics; Emerging markets; Federal Reserve; Global economics; Inflation; Interest rates; International economics; International finance; Macroeconomics; Monetary policy; United Kingdom; United States