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Thailand
			: The Road to Sustained Growth

Thailand : The Road to Sustained Growth »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , Kalpana Kochhar , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , Jianping Zhou , Mauro Mecagni , and Balázs Horváth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756039.084

ISBN: 9781557756039

Keywords: private investment, wages, wage, fiscal policy, adjustment period

Since the mid-1960s, Thailand's growth performance has been exceptional. Although hard hit by the external shocks fo the late 1970s and the early 1980s that proved severely destabilizing to many developing countrie...

Malaysia
			: From Crisis to Recovery

Malaysia : From Crisis to Recovery »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Yougesh Khatri , Il Lee , O. Liu , Kanitta Meesook , and Natalia Tamirisa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060470.084

ISBN: 9781589060470

Keywords: banking, fiscal policy, bank negara malaysia, capital controls, financial sector

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The Composition of Fiscal Adjustment and Growth
			: Lessons from Fiscal Reforms in Eight Economies

The Composition of Fiscal Adjustment and Growth : Lessons from Fiscal Reforms in Eight Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Mackenzie , Philip Gerson , and David Orsmond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756299.084

ISBN: 9781557756299

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, fiscal policy, capital expenditure, expenditure management

This study examines the composition of fiscal adjustment - tax and expenditure policies and administrative procedures, and some aspects of public enterprise reform - in a sample of eight countries (Bangladesh, Chil...

Fiscal Vulnerability and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Fiscal Vulnerability and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Richard Hemming , Axel Schimmelpfennig , and Michael Kell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061965.084

ISBN: 9781589061965

Keywords: Emerging markets, fiscal variables, public debt, currency crises, fiscal policy, external debt

Fiscal problems have long been considered a central feature of financial--that is, currency, debt, and banking--crises. This paper addresses four questions: What are the fiscal causes of crises? Which fiscal vulner...

Appendix Private Investment Behavior in Thailand

Appendix Private Investment Behavior in Thailand »

Source: Thailand : The Road to Sustained Growth

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , Kalpana Kochhar , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , Jianping Zhou , Mauro Mecagni , and Balázs Horváth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 1996

ISBN: 9781557756039

Keywords: private investment, wages, wage, fiscal policy, adjustment period

This appendix presents results of an empirical investigation of the determinants of private investment in Thailand. During the 1970s and the first half of the 1980s, the ratio of pr...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Thailand : The Road to Sustained Growth

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , Kalpana Kochhar , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , Jianping Zhou , Mauro Mecagni , and Balázs Horváth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 1996

ISBN: 9781557756039

Keywords: private investment, wages, wage, fiscal policy, adjustment period

Thailand’s growth performance during the past three decades has been remarkable by any yardstick. Like most low-income developing countries, Thailand was severely affected by the external shocks of the late...

II. Long-Term Growth Performance

II. Long-Term Growth Performance »

Source: Thailand : The Road to Sustained Growth

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , Kalpana Kochhar , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , Jianping Zhou , Mauro Mecagni , and Balázs Horváth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 1996

ISBN: 9781557756039

Keywords: private investment, wages, wage, fiscal policy, adjustment period

Thailand’s economic growth performance during the past three decades has been impressive. In 1960, per capita gross domestic product (GDP) was only slightly higher than that in India, Pakistan, Ghana, and Mo...

III. Economic Developments and Adjustment, 1970–93

III. Economic Developments and Adjustment, 1970–93 »

Source: Thailand : The Road to Sustained Growth

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , Kalpana Kochhar , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , Jianping Zhou , Mauro Mecagni , and Balázs Horváth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 1996

ISBN: 9781557756039

Keywords: private investment, wages, wage, fiscal policy, adjustment period

The analysis in this section focuses on the shocks of the late 1970s and 1980s. The section also provides an overview of Thailand’s economic policy responses to the shocks. Initial Cond...

IV. Fiscal Policy

IV. Fiscal Policy »

Source: Thailand : The Road to Sustained Growth

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , Kalpana Kochhar , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , Jianping Zhou , Mauro Mecagni , and Balázs Horváth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 1996

ISBN: 9781557756039

Keywords: private investment, wages, wage, fiscal policy, adjustment period

How did fiscal policy contribute to the result that the slowdown in growth during the adjustment period was relatively modest and was followed by a shift to a markedly higher growth path? Two aspects of the...

V. Monetary Policy

V. Monetary Policy »

Source: Thailand : The Road to Sustained Growth

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , Kalpana Kochhar , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , Jianping Zhou , Mauro Mecagni , and Balázs Horváth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 1996

ISBN: 9781557756039

Keywords: private investment, wages, wage, fiscal policy, adjustment period

What role did monetary policy play in the adjustment process in Thailand, and what were the consequences for investment and output? In view of the fixed exchange rate and the relatively open capital account,...