At the recent conference related to G20 issues (discussed in this post), capital controls as a means of managing capital inflows was high on the agenda. The World Economic Forum’s Financial Development Report has a nice schematic outlining some key types of controls:
Table 5 from
World Economic Forum, Financial Development Report, 2010.
The WEF incorporates the Chinn-Ito financial openness index. A recent IMF staff position note, by Jonathan Ostry, Atish R. Ghosh, Karl Habermeier, Marcos Chamon, Mahvash Qureshi, and Dennis Reinhardt, discusses the efficacy of capital controls in some detail.
Update: See also Chapter 3 from October 2007 WEO as well for a discussion of the management of capital inflows.