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Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim

by Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K Rose NBER
Pub Date:
03/2009
ISBN:
9780226386843
Format:
Hbk 408 pages
Price:
AU$228.00 NZ$235.65
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The reform in Asian financial sectorsespecially in banking and stock marketshas been remarkable since the currency crisis of . East Asia is now a major player in international finance, providing serious competition to the more traditional financial centers of London and New York. Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim provides a rich collection of theoretical and empirical analyses of the growing capital markets in the region.

Bringing together authors from various East Asian and Pacific nations, this volume examines the institutional factors influencing financial innovation, the consequences of financial development, widespread consolidation occurring through mergers and acquisitions, and the implementation of policy reform. Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rimoffers the comparative analysis necessary to answer broad questions about economic development and the future of Asia.
Takatoshi Ito is professor of economics at the University of Tokyo and a research associate of the NBER and the Tokyo Center for Economic Research. Andrew K. Rose is the Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Trade, director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and a research associate of the NBER.