A Basket Currency for Asia
Edited by Takatoshi Ito
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Basket Currency for Asia by Takatoshi Ito
Book DescriptionThe failure of the dollar peg to prevent the Asian currency crisis of 1997 to 1998 has highlighted the importance of the exchange rate regime in Asia and provoked much discussion as to what the alternatives are in terms of exchange rate systems. Bringing together extensive research on Asian basket currencies in one volume, this new text discusses whether a currency basket system is the answer, striking a balance between the theoretical and empirical. With strong policy implications for East Asia, the impressive team of contributors argue that for countries that have close economic relationships with several currency areas, it is well worth considering a currency basket system. The book also pursues the important idea of coordination failure, whereby if each individual country tries to adopt an optimal exchange rate given other neighbouring countries' policies, they may collectively fail to reach a region's optimal exchange rate regime. A Basket Currency for Asia is a topical and significant text that will appeal to students and scholars of international finance and Asian economics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415383769
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Takatoshi Ito
Commodity Prices and Markets, Hardback (April 2011)
Fluctuations of commodity prices, most notably of oil, capture considerable attention and have been tied to important economic effects, such as inflation and low rates of economic growth. This title advances our understanding of the consequences of these fluctuations, providing both analysis and a focus on the countries of the Pacific Rim.
Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia, Hardback (September 2010)
Studies show that almost all industrial countries have experienced dramatic decreases in both fertility and mortality rates. East Asia exemplifies these trends. This title offers a look at how long-term demographic transitions have taken shape there and how they have affected the economy in the region.
Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim, Hardback (May 2009)View all books by Takatoshi Ito
The reform in Asian financial sectors - especially in banking and stock markets - has been remarkable since the currency crisis of 1997-98. This book provides a collection of theoretical and empirical analyses of the capital markets in the region.
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Author Biography - Takatoshi Ito
Takatoshi Ito is Professor in the Graduate School of Economics and the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
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