The Asian Financial Crisis: Causes, Cures and Systemic Implications / Edition 1

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The turmoil that has rocked Asian markets since the middle of 1997, and that is now having such deep effects on the economies in the region, is the third major currency crisis of the 1990s. This study explains how the Asian crisis arose and spread. It then outlines the corrective policy measures that could help end the crisis, and the shortcomings that have been revealed in the international financial system that require reform to reduce the chances of a recurrence.

In analyzing the origins of the crisis, the author emphasizes three interrelated sets of factors: financial sector weaknesses in Asian emerging economies along with easy global liquidity conditions; mounting concerns about external sector problems in these countries; and contagion of financial pressures from Thailand (both around and beyond the region).

The discussion of policy initiatives to help end the crisis focuses, inter alia, on: restructuring and reform of financial sectors and prudential oversight in Asia itself; on fiscal policies and measures to deal with the bad loan problem in Japan; on exchange rate policy; and on the design and effectiveness of IMF-led official rescue packages.

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Frederic S. Mishkin
A first-rate piece of excellent and comprehensive discussion of why the Asian crisis occurred and what would be the appropriate policy responses.
-- Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881322613
  • Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Series: Policy Analysis in International Economics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
1 Introduction 1
2 Origins of the Crisis 7
Financial-Sector Weaknesses 7
External-Sector Problems 14
Contagion 17
3 How to Fix It 23
Restructuring and Reform of Financial Sectors and Prudential Oversight in the ASEAN-4 Economies and South Korea 23
Exchange Rate Policies in Asia and Trade Policies in the G-7 26
Japan's Role 28
China's Role 30
IMF Rescue Packages 31
4 Halifax II Reforms 45
Moral Hazard and Debt Rescheduling 46
Prudential/Supervisory Standards 53
Transparency and Disclosure in International Financial Markets 57
IMF Surveillance 59
Risk Management in Global Financial Institutions 62
5 Lessons of the Asian Crisis and Concluding Remarks 65
Appendix List of Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision 69
References 73
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