Exchange Rate Regimes in East Asia by Masahiro Kawai
(Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia)

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There is a deepening debate in East Asia about the prospects for common exchange rate arrangements, even including the formation of a common currency in the longer term. This raises a complex set of issues and this volume provides a detailed yet comprehensive examination of key issues in the debate. It looks, for example, at the nature and extent of linkages in East Asia, in terms of trade and foreign investment, finance, labour, and consumption, investment and output. It examines how the exchange rate affects various aspects of economies. And it critically analyzes various proposals for currency regimes for the region, including floating exchange rates, basket pegs, and currency union.

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Masahiro Kawai is dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute. From 1998 to 2001, he was chief economist for the World Bank's East Asia and the Pacific Region, and he later was a professor at the University of Tokyo. Eswar S. Prasad holds the New Century Chair in International Economics at the Brookings Institution and is also the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. They are also the editors of "Financial Market Regulation and Reform in Emerging Markets."
Published August 2, 2004 by Routledge. 488 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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