The Asian Financial Crisis
Causes, Contagion and Consequences
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Asian Financial Crisis by David Vines
Book DescriptionPresents the first theoretical analysis of the Asian financial crisis and draws out the general lessons of an event whose potential long term effects have been likened to those of the Crash of 1929. Part I presents a factual and analytic overview of what happened: the role of 'vulnerability'; the interconnection between currency crises and financial crises; and why crisis turned into collapse. Part II considers more detailed issues, including how the inflation of non-traded goods prices created vulnerability, welfare-reducing capital inflow owing to under-regulated financial markets, and the onset of speculative attacks. Part III assesses all aspects of contagion, in particular the role of geographic proximity. The final section addresses policy issues. Joseph Stiglitz argues that there is much that can be done to reduce the frequency of crises and to mitigate the severity of crises when they happen. The book finishes with a round-table discussion of policy issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521770804
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Vines
Capital Failure, Hardback (August 2014)
Argues that the trust-intensive nature of the financial services industry makes it essential to rebuild trustworthiness in the provision of financial services. It considers the lack of trust that emerged following deregulation of the financial sector and examines what is needed to rebuild trustworthiness.
Europe, East Asia and APEC, Paperback (December 2010)» View all books by David Vines
This book contrasts regional economic integration in the Asia Pacific Region and in Europe.
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