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Paper tigers? A model of the Asian crisis: Comment


  • Nikolaus A. Siegfried


  • Vera Zitzmann


Corsetti, Pesetti & Roubini (1999) present a model of the Asian crisis focussed on moral hazard as a source of overinvestment. In this comment, we show that the model as stated by them does not necessarily imply moral hazard. We provide and discuss an additional assumption, which is necessary and sufficient for moral hazard to arise.

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  • Nikolaus A. Siegfried & Vera Zitzmann, 2000. "Paper tigers? A model of the Asian crisis: Comment," Quantitative Macroeconomics Working Papers 20011, Hamburg University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ham:qmwops:20011

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    Moral hazard; Balance of payment crisis; International lending; Speculative attacks; Asia;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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