Thailand Beyond the Crisis

Thailand Beyond the Crisis

by Peter Warr

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Overview

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.
Key content includes:

* the Social Consequences of the crisis, and alternatives
* public sector reform
* implications of a floating exchange rate
* education
* urbanisation and the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415405959
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/06/2004
Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Warr is currently John Crawford Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Australian National University

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Note on referencing of Thai names
Map of Thailand
Part 1 Background to the Crisis and the Recovery Process
1. Boom, Bust and Beyond
2. Anatomy of the Crisis
Part 2 The Social and Political Context of the Recovery Process
3. Pluto-Populism: Thaksin and Popular Politics
4. Socio-economic Consequences of the Crisis
5. Developing Social Alternatives: Walking Backwards into a Khlong
Part 3 The New Environmenta for Economic Policy Making
6. Public Sector Reform: A Post-crisis Opportunity
7. Dealing with Debt: NPLs and Debt Restructuring
8. The Implications of a Flexible Exchange Rate
Part 4 The Long Term - Human Capital, Urbanization and the Environment
9. Education: The Key to Long Term Recovery? Sirilaksana Khoman
10. Urbanization: New Drivers, New Outcomes Douglas Webster
11. Natural Resources and the Environment Mingsarn Kaosa-ard
Index

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