Hasan, Zubair (2002): The 1997-98 Financial Crisis in Malaysia: Causes, Response, and Results. Published in: Islamic Economic Studies, IRTI Jeddah , Vol. 9, No. 2 (2002): pp. 1-16.
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This article argues that the financial crisis Malaysia faced in 1997-1998 was not home grown. It was the result of heightened currency speculation in the region, Malaysia was essentially the victim of contagion. The capital controls and pegging of local currency to US dollar were better alternatives that seeking the IMF assistance. Malaysia came out of the crisis faster and less harmed compared to countries like Thailand and Indonesia who sought the IMF help.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||International Islamic University of Malaysia|
|Original Title:||The 1997-98 Financial Crisis in Malaysia: Causes, Response, and Results|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles|
|Depositing User:||Zubair Hasan|
|Date Deposited:||25. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 19:30|