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Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries

Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756374.071

ISBN: 9781557756374

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, fdi, reer, real exchange rate

This volume, edited by John Hicklin, David Robinson, and Anoop Singh, contains papers prepared for an ASEAN conference held in Jakarta in November 1996. The conference aimed to review the macroeconomic record of th...

Measuring Misalignment

Measuring Misalignment »

Source: Measuring Misalignment : Purchasing Power Parity and East Asian Currencies in the 1990s

Volume/Issue: 1999/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Menzie Chinn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451854251

Keywords: exchange rate, purchasing power parity, overvaluation, cointegration, exchange rates, real exchange rates, real exchange rate

The concept of purchasing power parity (PPP) is used to evaluate whether eight East Asian currencies were overvalued on the eve of the 1997 crises. The Johansen and Horvath-Watson cointegration test procedures are...

Monetary Policy in the Aftermath of Currency Crises

Monetary Policy in the Aftermath of Currency Crises »

Source: Monetary Policy in the Aftermath of Currency Crises : The Case of Asia

Volume/Issue: 1998/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Taimur Baig , and Ilan Goldfajn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451858396

Keywords: interest rates, exchange rate, exchange rates, real interest rates

This paper evaluates monetary policy and its relationship with the exchange rate in five Asian crisis countries. The findings are compared with previous currency crises in recent history. The paper finds no evidenc...

Capital Inflows and the Real Exchange Rate

Capital Inflows and the Real Exchange Rate »

Source: Capital Inflows and the Real Exchange Rate : Analytical Framework and Econometric Evidence

Volume/Issue: 1996/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre-Richard Agénor , and Alexander Hoffmaister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1996

ISBN: 9781451855876

Keywords: capital inflows, exchange rate, real exchange rate, capital flows, capital movements

This paper examines the links between capital inflows and the real exchange rate under pegged exchange rates. The analytical framework is described, and a near-VAR model linking capital inflows, interest rate diffe...

1 Overview

1 Overview »

Source: Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 1997

ISBN: 9781557756374

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, fdi, reer, real exchange rate

The papers in this volume were prepared as background for a conference on the major macroeconomic issues facing the member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), held in Jakarta, I...

2 Opening Remarks

2 Opening Remarks »

Source: Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 1997

ISBN: 9781557756374

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, fdi, reer, real exchange rate

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the IMF for sponsoring this conference on the major macroeconomic issues facing the ASEAN countries. Equally, my appreciation is extended to Bank Indonesia, wh...

3 Sustaining Macroeconomic Performance in the ASEAN Countries

3 Sustaining Macroeconomic Performance in the ASEAN Countries »

Source: Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 1997

ISBN: 9781557756374

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, fdi, reer, real exchange rate

As Managing Director of the IMF, I frequently have the opportunity to discuss the challenges of economic management with your counterparts in other IMF member countries. I do not think I will be divulging an...

4 Are Current Account Imbalances in ASEAN Countries a Problem?

4 Are Current Account Imbalances in ASEAN Countries a Problem? »

Source: Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 1997

ISBN: 9781557756374

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, fdi, reer, real exchange rate

Since the beginning of the 1990s, current account imbalances in a number of the countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have widened considerably, generating concern in some quarters...

5 Indonesia’s Fiscal Position: Sustainability Issues

5 Indonesia’s Fiscal Position: Sustainability Issues »

Source: Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 1997

ISBN: 9781557756374

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, fdi, reer, real exchange rate

During the late 1980s, the Indonesian authorities implemented a strong fiscal adjustment program to strengthen the fiscal position and contain Indonesia’s public debt, which had risen sharply in the early 19...

6 Philippine Fiscal Policy: Sustainability, Growth, and Savings

6 Philippine Fiscal Policy: Sustainability, Growth, and Savings »

Source: Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 1997

ISBN: 9781557756374

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, fdi, reer, real exchange rate

Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic improvement in the Philippines’ fiscal accounts. The consolidated public sector deficit has been reduced by about 5 percentage points of GNP since 1990...