Volume 34, 1999 · Number 1 · pp. 19–26
The Asian Miracle and Crisis - Rival Theories, the IMF Bailout and Policy Lessons
The high growth performance of a number of South-East Asian countries led to their being baptized 'miracle growth economies' by the World Bank. The following paper reviews the theories and stylised facts relating to the sudden reversal in this miraculous growth saga. The reasons for the failure of the first phase of the IMF rescue package are examined and the need for the establishment of a new global financing architecture outlined.
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