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Interest Rate Policy And Its Implication On The Banking Restructuring Programs In Indonesia During The 1997-Financial Crisis: An Empirical Investigation

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  • Siregar, Reza Y.

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Despite a number of changes in the leaderships of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) and in the policy approaches adopted by the country to restructure the banking sector, the progress has been less than impressive. This study shows that that the selection of policy measures adopted by the monetary authorities during the post-1997 financial crisis, has adversely affected the performance of the restructured banks. In particular, the high domestic interest rate policy adopted to stabilize the local currency and to keep a tight growth of base money has not been an effective one. Instead, this policy has arguably raised the cost of bank restructuring in the country.

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  • Siregar, Reza Y., 2002. "Interest Rate Policy And Its Implication On The Banking Restructuring Programs In Indonesia During The 1997-Financial Crisis: An Empirical Investigation," EIJS Working Paper Series 154, Stockholm School of Economics, The European Institute of Japanese Studies.
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    1. Siregar, Reza & Wihardja, Monica, 2013. "Fragile Balance of Payment in Indonesia in the Midst of Recent Global Economic Uncertainties," MPRA Paper 49027, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Reza Siregar, 2011. "Macro-Prudential Approaches to Banking Regulation : Perspectives of Selected Asian Central Banks," Finance Working Papers 23211, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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    Keywords

    Financial Crisis; Bank Restructuring; Interest Rate;

    JEL classification:

    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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