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Asia in Global Economic Governance  

Peter Petri and Wendy Dobson

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
Asia is gradually changing the landscape of regional and global economic cooperation. Institutional reforms are underway to respond to its growing economic clout and pluralism. External ... More

Asian Currencies in the Global Imbalance and Global Financial Crisis  

Eiji Ogawa and Chikafumi Nakamura

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter examines the behavior of the Asia Pacific region’s currencies through the lens of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 and the global imbalances that have been a possible ... More

Asian Financial Crises  

Anne Krueger

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter analyzes and draws lessons from the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998. It discusses the underlying factors that led to the crises, the differences from the previous balance ... More

China’s Financial Openness and Asset Return Linkages in East Asia  

Reuven Glick and Michael Hutchison

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter examines the financial linkages between China and the rest of East Asia in the context of China’s possible financial liberalization and internationalization of its currency. ... More

The Evolution of Fiscal Developments and Policies in the Pacific Rim  

Manmohan Singh Kumar, Nirvikar Singh, and Jaejoon Woo

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
The chapter documents the evolution of fiscal balances, public debt, and revenue and expenditure ratios as well as GDP growth, and inflation in the Pacific Rim economies over the past two ... More

Monetary Policy in Latin America: Performance Under Crisis and the Challenges of Exuberance  

Pablo García-Silva and Manuel Marfán

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
The performance of emerging economies relative to developed ones has been an important issue in the unfolding of the 2008–9 financial turmoil and the Great Recession. In the case of Latin ... More

The Offshore RMB Market in Hong Kong and RMB Internationalization  

Yin-Wong Cheung and Hui Miao

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
The offshore renminbi (RMB) market in Hong Kong is one of China’s recent initiatives to liberalize its financial markets and promote the international use of the RMB. Its development is ... More

Rebalancing of the World Economy and Asia  

Menzie Chinn and Hiro Ito

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
We examine the issue of global rebalancing with much focus on East Asia, particularly China. For that purpose, we reexamine the determinants of current account balances, applying updated ... More

Rethinking Capital Account Liberalization  

Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista and Noli R. Sotocinal

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter examines capital account liberalization in the Asia Pacific. It discusses arguments for and against openness of the capital account and describes the relevant experience of ... More

The “Impossible Trinity,” The International Monetary Framework, and the Pacific Rim  

Joshua Aizenman and Hiro Ito

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
We examine the development of open macroeconomic policy choices among developing economies from the perspective of the powerful “trilemma” hypothesis. Using the “trilemma indexes” ... More

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