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Is East Asia Safe from Financial Crises? 1

Charles Wyplosz

in China, Asia, and the New World Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235889
eISBN:
9780191717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235889.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines whether East Asia remains vulnerable to financial crises. Section 9.2 reminds us that this question would have received a negative answer even as late as in 1996. Section 9.3 ... More


Is Macroeconomics Different in Developing Countries?

Joseph E. Stiglitz, José Antonio Ocampo, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, and Deepak Nayyar

in Stability with Growth: Macroeconomics, Liberalization and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288144
eISBN:
9780191603884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288143.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Though macroeconomics was developed for developed countries, developing countries often use this corpus of knowledge — with its competing schools of thought — without any significant modification. It ... More


The Provision of Global Liquidity: The Global Reserve System

José Antonio Ocampo

in Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198718116
eISBN:
9780191787478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718116.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter starts by analysing three major problems of the current international monetary system: the asymmetric-adjustment problem, dependence on the monetary policy of the main reserve-issuing ... More


Special Drawing Rights and the Reform of the Global Reserve System

José Antonio Ocampo

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter calls for a reform of the international reserve system to address its three fundamental flaws: it has a deflationary bias as the burden of adjustment falls on deficit countries; it has ... More


Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Developing Country Perspective

Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo

in Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199937929
eISBN:
9780190260163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199937929.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the rationale for the existence of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) from a developing country perspective and the implications thereof for the world economy. It first provides an ... More


A Brief History of the International Monetary System since Bretton Woods

José Antonio Ocampo

in Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198718116
eISBN:
9780191787478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718116.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, which created the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, was a major landmark in international cooperation. ... More


Corporate Governance Reform of China's Banking System

Leng Jing

in Corporate Governance and Financial Reform in China's Transition Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099319
eISBN:
9789882206786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099319.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The reform experienced by the “big four” (China's state-owned commercial banks) was aimed at addressing the problem of state ownership and its associated costs. China' SOE reform was fundamentally ... More


Open Economy Macroeconomics and the Indian Economy

Prabhat Patnaik

in Economics: Volume 3: Macroeconomics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458950
eISBN:
9780199086900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458950.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Open economy macroeconomics has been largely concerned with (a) extending standard Keynesian macroeconomics to problems relating to the current account of the balance of payments and (b) showing that ... More


Prospects for Monetary Cooperation and Integration in East Asia

Ulrich Volz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013994
eISBN:
9780262265980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013994.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

East Asian countries were notably uninterested in regional monetary integration until the late 1990s, when the Asian financial crisis revealed the fragility of the region’s exchange rate arrangements ... More


Growth Miracles and Failures: Lessons for Development Economics

Vladimir Popov

in Mixed Fortunes: An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703631
eISBN:
9780191772849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703631.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The emerging theory of stages of development will hopefully put our pieces of knowledge together and reveal the interaction and subordination of growth ingredients. The successful export-oriented ... More


Retrospective and Prospective Issues in Japanese Exchange Rate Policy

Shinji Takagi

in Conquering the Fear of Freedom: Japanese Exchange Rate Policy since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198714651
eISBN:
9780191782893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714651.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter is concerned with outstanding issues for Japanese exchange rate policy, it discusses the prospective impact of Asian monetary cooperation on the dollar focus of exchange rate policy, ... More


The Exchange Rate Regime

Eswar S. Prasad

in Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190631055
eISBN:
9780190631086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631055.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter describes the evolution of China’s exchange rate policy. The RMB was pegged to the U.S. dollar from 1994 until 2005. Since then, the RMB has in principle been allowed to float in ... More


Reserve Bank of India: The Way Forward

Errol D’Souza

in Rethinking Public Institutions in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474370
eISBN:
9780199089109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474370.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The RBI was set up to conduct monetary policy, manage public debt and foreign exchange reserves, act as the government’s banker, and support the development of markets and financial institutions. ... More


Currency Boards in Retrospect and Prospect

Holger C. Wolf, Atish R. Ghosh, Helge Berger, and Anne-Marie Gulde

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232654
eISBN:
9780262286411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232654.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Currency boards, more so than other exchange rate regimes, have come in and out of fashion. Defined by a fixed exchange rate with full convertibility, central bank liabilities backed with foreign ... More


Sovereign Investment: An Introduction

Wouter P.F. Schmit Jongbloed, Lisa E. Sachs, and Karl P. Sauvant

in Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199937929
eISBN:
9780190260163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199937929.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter serves as an introduction to sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), created by emerging market governments from their accumulating foreign exchange reserves for investment abroad. It first ... More


Sovereign Wealth Funds and the German Policy Reaction

Thomas Jost

in Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199937929
eISBN:
9780190260163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199937929.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines Germany's policy response to sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). It begins with an overview of the political debate in Germany over SWFs that started in the summer of 2007, with ... More


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