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Financial Reform

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  • Ashoka Mody
  • Abdul Abiad

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Financial sector liberalization was high on the agenda of policymakers during the last quarter of the twentieth century. But there were significant differences in the pace and scale of reform. This pamphlet examines the factors triggering-or impeding and even reversing-financial reform in 35 economies, both industrial and developing.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Economic Issues with number 35.

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Length: 24
Date of creation: 12 Jul 2005
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Keywords: Economic reforms; Financial sector; financial liberalization; financial reform; financial systems; banking crises; financial sector liberalization; financial institutions; international capital; repressed financial systems; banking crisis; bond market; legal systems; bond; corporate bond; balance of payments crisis; currency crisis; recessions; payments crisis; financial reforms; reserve requirements; interest rate controls; corporate bond market; financial system; financial assets; moral hazard; systemic bank restructuring; debt crisis; hedge; financial stability; recession; corporate sector; government bond market; hedge funds; financial repression; nationalization of banks;

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