Exchange Rates, Currency Crisis and Monetary Cooperation in Asia by Ramkishen Rajan

Exchange Rates, Currency Crisis and Monetary Cooperation in Asia by Ramkishen Rajan
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Exchange Rates, Currency Crisis and Monetary Cooperation in Asia

by Ramkishen Rajan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (April 28, 2009)

Product Description

The Asian crisis of 1997-98 and its aftermath quickly shifted attention to and interest in concerns about currency crises and exchange rate movements in an era of rapid global capital flows. Given the high degree of economic openness in the region and its consequent importance of trade and investment, the Asian economies are especially susceptible to shifts in global capital flows and sharp exchange rate movements. While many Asian economies have taken a number of steps individually to fortify themselves against future external shocks, they have, as a group, simultaneously initiated a slow but steady process of enhancing monetary and financial cooperation. Since the region holds the largest reserves in the world and consequently plays a significant role in the global macroeconomic imbalances, Asian monetary and financial issues have clearly taken on global importance. The collection of chapters in this volume therefore attempts to explore various aspects of monetary, exchange rate and financial issues in Asia.

This book concentrates on exchange rates and their macroeconomic consequences, analytical and empirical issues relating to currency crises and policy responses and monetary and financial cooperation in Asia. It is truely pan-Asia-focused with chapters on China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia.


Preface and Introduction



Managing the Liquidity Effects of Reserve Stockpiling in Emerging Asia; A.Ouyang & T.Willett

What is the Impact of Exchange Rate Changes on inflation in Asia?; A.Ghosh

A Closer Examination of Exchange Rate Pass-through in Korea and Thailand; A.Ghosh


Are Crisis-Induced Devaluations Contractionary? If So,Why? S.Chung-Hua

Financial Crisis, Capital Outflows and Monetary Policy

Responses: Simple Analytics with Reference to East Asia

Understanding Currency Crisis and Monetary Policy Responses in Emerging Economies; M.Paraulkar

How to Manage New-Style Currency Crises?

Can High Reserves Offset Weak Fundamentals?; J.Li


Examining the Case for a Regional Reserve Pool; R.Siregar & G.Bird

Taking Stock of Monetary and Financial Cooperation in Asia Is there a Role for an Asian Currency Unit (ACU)?; V.Pontines

About the Author

RAMKISHEN S. RAJAN is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, a position he has held since January 2006. Prior to that he was at the faculty of the School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia for five years, where he remains a Visiting Associate Professor.