Thailand Beyond the Crisis

1st Edition

Peter Warr

Routledge
Published September 9, 2004
Reference - 368 Pages
ISBN 9780415405959 - CAT# RU05955
Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

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Summary

Thailand Beyond the Crisis includes recent research to give an accurate and up to date picture of the status of Thailand's economic recovery. The Asian economic crisis began in Thailand and ended a decade of sustained economic boom. This book identifies the role of policy errors involving both the Thai government and the IMF that lead to the crash of the fastest growing economy in the world. Warr addresses the consequences of the crisis, including sharply increased poverty incidence and a backlog of non- performing loans which clogged the banking system, delaying recovery.
Key content includes:

* the Social Consequences of the crisis, and alternatives
* public sector reform
* implications of a floating exchange rate
* education
* urbanisation and the environment.

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