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? (2013)

Pick Your Poison: The Choices and Consequences of Policy Responses to Crises (2013)

Bubble Thy Neighbor: Direct and Spillover Effects of Capital Controls (2012)

Debt- abd Equity-Led Capital Flow Episodes (2012)

The "Big C" : Identifying and Mitigating Contagion (2012)

Capital Flow Waves: Surges, Stops, Flight and Retrenchment (2011)

Watch What I Do, Not What I Say: The Unintended Consequences of the Homeland Investment Act (2009)

Financial Constraints and Growth: Multinational and Local Firm Responses to Currency Crises (2008)

Why Do Foreigners Invest in the United States? (2008)

"The Microeconomic Evidence on Capital Controls: No Free Lunch" Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economics: Policies, Practices, and Consequences (2007)

"Capital Controls: Mud in the Wheels of Market Discipline" Market Discipline Across Countries and Industries (2004)

"Are Trade Linkages Important Determinants of Country Vulnerability to Crises?" Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets (2002)

"How are Shocks Propagated Internationally? Firm-Level Evidence from the Asian and Russian Crises" Financial Crises in Emerging Markets (2001)

"Measuring Contagion: Conceptual and Empirical Issues" International Financial Contagion (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