Can Asia Overcome the IMF Stigma?
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AbstractAsian countries still have the IMF stigma, which originates from the experiences of the Asian crisis of 1997-98. The feeling of being unfairly treated grew even stronger afterward. The Asian countries built large foreign reserves, carried out structural reforms, and became even stronger than pre- crisis period. Asians are confident in not repeating the same mistake of falling into a crisis with too much external borrowing. Whether IMF can entice Asia to new precautionary liquidities facilities remains uncertain. Asia may choose either to focus on completing a regional safety net or to engage in IMF, demanding for a greater voice and votes.
CitationIto, Takatoshi. 2012. "Can Asia Overcome the IMF Stigma?" American Economic Review, 102 (3): 198-202. DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.3.198
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