The Politics of Finance in Developing Countries

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Historically, developing countries have been deeply involved in the allocation of financial resources. Yet despite the growing interest in the role of finance in economic development, relatively little attention has been paid to the political dimensions of credit allocation. This collection of ten original essays explores the politics of finance in eight East Asian and Latin American countries: Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Chile, Mexico, and Brazil. The essays examine the political and ...
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Overview

Historically, developing countries have been deeply involved in the allocation of financial resources. Yet despite the growing interest in the role of finance in economic development, relatively little attention has been paid to the political dimensions of credit allocation. This collection of ten original essays explores the politics of finance in eight East Asian and Latin American countries: Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Chile, Mexico, and Brazil. The essays examine the political and institutional factors that influence the initiation and efficiency of preferential credit policies, as well as the politics of financial market liberalization. The book has implications not only for finance, but for the political economy of growth in East Asia and Latin America and the prospects for effective industrial policies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801481307
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: 1/8/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 The Political Dimension of Finance in Economic Development 3
2 Financial Policy and Big Business in Korea: The Perils of Financial Regulation 23
3 Guarding the Commanding Heights: The State as Banker in Taiwan 55
4 The Politics of Finance in Thai Economic Development 93
5 The Politics of Finance in Indonesia: Command, Confusion, and Competition 123
6 Selective Squander: The Politics of Preferential Credit Allocation in the Philippines 165
7 Regulatory Revenge: The Politics of Free-Market Financial Reforms in Chile 201
8 The Politics of Mexican Financial Policy 230
9 Brazilian Politics and Patterns of Financial Regulation, 1945-1991 259
10 Political Explanations of Financial Policy in Developing Countries 293
Index 327
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