Thailand beyond the Crisis / Edition 1

Thailand beyond the Crisis / Edition 1

by Peter Warr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415244471

ISBN-13: 9780415244473

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Thailand Beyond the Crisis includes recent research to give an accurate and up to date picture of the status of Thailand's economic recovery. The Asian economic crisis began in Thailand and ended a decade of sustained economic boom. This book identifies the role of policy errors involving both the Thai government and the IMF that lead to the crash of the…  See more details below

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Thailand Beyond the Crisis includes recent research to give an accurate and up to date picture of the status of Thailand's economic recovery. The Asian economic crisis began in Thailand and ended a decade of sustained economic boom. This book identifies the role of policy errors involving both the Thai government and the IMF that lead to the crash of the fastest growing economy in the world. Warr addresses the consequences of the crisis, including sharply increased poverty incidence and a backlog of non-performing loans, which clogged the banking system, delaying recovery. This book also explores the political consequences of these events, including the emergence of the populist government of tycoon turned politician Thaksin Shinawatra. Featuring distinguished contributors, including many from Thailand, this survey concludes that Thailand's long-term prospects depend on crucial economic reforms.

Key contents includes:

The Social Consequences of the crisis, and alternatives

Public sector reform

Implications of a floating exchange rate

Education

Urbanization and the environment

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415244473
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Rethinking Southeast Asia Series, #5
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IBackground to the crisis and the recovery process1
1Boom, bust and beyond3
2Anatomy of the crisis66
Pt. IIThe social and political context of the recovery process105
3Pluto-populism : Thaksin and popular politics107
4Socio-economic consequences of the crisis138
5Developing social alternatives : walking backwards into a khlong161
Pt. IIIThe new environment for economic policy making185
6Public sector reform : a post-crisis opportunity187
7Dealing with debt : NPLs and debt restructuring208
8The implications of a flexible exchange rate232
Pt. IVThe long term : human capital, urbanization and the environment249
9Education : the key to long-term recovery?251
10Urbanization : new drivers, new outcomes285
11Natural resources and the environment315

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