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IMF programs, financial and real sector performance, and the Asian crisis

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  • Kutan, Ali M.
  • Muradoglu, Gulnur
  • Sudjana, Brasukra G.

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This paper has three objectives. First, using a richer and more comprehensive set of IMF-related news than previous studies, we examine the impact of IMF-related news on both financial and real stock sector returns in Indonesia during the Asian crisis. Second, we draw lessons about financial and real sectoral patterns of adjustment in crisis countries, including whether and how IMF programs facilitate this adjustment. Third, we explore the interplay between IMF actions in crisis countries and the actions and responses of local authorities. To do so, not only do we account for the impact of news regarding IMF policy actions but also the government’s reaction to them and willingness to implement such policies, and the public sentiment about the implemented IMF programs and government policies. We discuss the policy implications of the findings.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

Volume (Year): 36 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 164-182

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:36:y:2012:i:1:p:164-182

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Keywords: Asian crisis; Event study; Financial and real sector returns; IMF policy; News;

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