From Asian to Global Financial Crisis


This is a unique insider account of the new world of unfettered finance. The author, an Asian regulator, examines how old mindsets, market fundamentalism, loose monetary policy, carry trade, lax supervision, greed, cronyism, and financial engineering caused both the Asian crisis of the late 1990s and the current global crisis of 2008-2009.

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What's Next in Asia - David Hale

In part 2 of INET's interview with David Hale, he discusses how the earthquake is shaking up the already turbulent politics in Japan, and how China is grappling with labor shortages and inflation of more than 5 percent.

Development and Inequality: What Can the Asian Experience Teach Us?

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This study aims to throw light on the relationship between development and inequality by analyzing the Asian experience after 1950s. In the first wave of Asian growth, some Asian economies (such as Japan and the ‘Tiger’economies) experienced a relatively equal early capitalist growth/development process between 1950s and 1980. Subsequent growth however became much more unequal. Read more

Architecture of Asia

Session at Bretton Woods Conference
Sunday, April 10, 2011

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China's Challenge: Opening the Economy - Raghuram Rajan

In part 5 of INET's interview with Raghuram Rajan he discusses the convertibility of the RMB, and how vested interests of China's state-owned enterprises prevent the economy from shifting towards domestic consumption.


The Architecture of Asia - Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang, Professor of Political Economy at the MIT Sloan School of Management, speaking in the panel "The Architecture of Asia: Financial Structure and An Emerging Economic System" at the Bretton Woods Conference on April 10, 2011.