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Financial crises in Asia and Latin America: Then and now

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  • Reinhart, Carmen
  • Kaminsky, Graciela

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In this paper, we analyze the extent to which past financial crises share common characteristics in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. We examine the recent crises in Asia and in Latin America, in particular their severity, to assess whether the considerable historical differences that we have documented for the earlier sample have eroded. We conclude that in a deregulated world, the "well-behaved" Asian financia1 crises are a relic of the past.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 13877.

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Date of creation: May 1998
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:13877

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Keywords: financial crises banking volatility capital flows FDI currency crash;

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  1. Ronald I. McKinnon & Huw Pill, 1996. "Credible Liberalizations and International Capital Flows: The “Overborrowing Syndrome”," NBER Chapters, in: Financial Deregulation and Integration in East Asia, NBER-EASE Volume 5, pages 7-50 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Reinhart, Carmen & Kaminsky, Graciela, 1999. "The twin crises: The causes of banking and balance of payments problems," MPRA Paper 14081, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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