Asia Pacific Financial Deregulation

Asia Pacific Financial Deregulation

Asia Pacific Financial Deregulation

Asia Pacific Financial Deregulation

Synopsis

Financial liberalisation and structural reform in Asia Pacific are examined generally and with specific reference to individual countries, as the contributors discuss the build-up of vulnerability which resulted in financial crisis in East Asia.

Excerpt

This book is a compilation of papers presented at the 24th Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) conference on Asia Pacific Financial Liberalisation and Reform, held in Chiangmai, Thailand, on 20 to 22 May 1998. the conference was hosted by the School of Development Economics at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, in cooperation with the paftad International Steering Committee.

Paftad is an international forum of senior academic economists in the Asia Pacific region. Its steering committee, chaired by Professor Hugh Patrick of Columbia University, comprises Narongchai Akranasee and Florian Alburo (University of the Philippines), Mohamed Arif (Malaysian Institute of Economic Research), Chia Siow Yue (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), Wendy Dobson (University of Toronto), Peter Drysdale and Ross Garnaut (Australian National University), Ralph Hueneman (University of Victoria, Canada), Wisarn Pupphavesa (National Institute of Development Administration), Rong-I Wu (Taiwan Institute of Economic Research), and Ippei Yamazawa (Hitotsubashi University). the committee organises an international conference every eighteen months. the paftad internet site provides a comprehensive overview of PAFTAD’s objectives and history, conference information and a list of publications < http://sunsite.anu.edu.au/paftad >.

The staff of the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok organised an excellent conference, with particular thanks to the host committee of paftad 24: Thammanum Pongsrikul, Klin-Keo Chintakananda, Suchittra Chamnivickorn, Komain Jiranykul, Nada Chunsom, Chanika Charoenwong, Somporn Silpsuwon and the staff at nida. Matthew Terpstra, from the paftad secretariat at the Australian National University, also provided valuable assistance. We also thank the Westin Hotel, Chiangmai, for their service and support, and the Ford Foundation (USA), the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore), the University of Toronto, the Australian National University, the Taiwan Institute for Economic Research, the Korea Member Committee of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, the National Centre for Development Administration (Thailand), the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia), the Foundation for Advanced Information Research (Japan), the Japan Federation of Economic

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