How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

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byYung Chul Park, Hugh Patrick

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This volume connects the evolving modern financial systems of China, Japan, and Korea to the development and growth of their economies through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It also identifies the commonalities among all three systems while taking into account their social, political, and institutional differences.

Essays consider the reform of the Chinese economy since 1978, the underwhelming performance of the Japanese economy since about 1990, and the growth of the Korean economy over the past three decades. These economies engaged in rapid catch-up growth processes and share similar economic structures. While domestic forces have driven each country's financial trajectory, international short-term financial flows have presented opportunities and challenges for all. For these countries, the nature and role of the financial system in generating real economic growth is integral, though nuanced and complex. The result is a fascinating spectrum of experiences with powerful takeaways.

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This volume connects the evolving modern financial systems of China, Japan, and Korea to the development and growth of their economies through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It also identifies the commonalities among all three systems while taking into account their social, political, and institutional differences.Essays...

Yung Chul Park is distinguished professor in the Division of International Studies at Korea University. He previously served as the chief economic adviser to the president of Korea (1987-1988), as president of the Korea Development Institute (1986-1987), and as president of the Korea Institute of Finance (1992-1998).Hugh Patrick is di...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231536461

ISBN - 13:9780231536462

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. An Introductory Overview, by Hugh Patrick
2. Financial Reform in China: Progress and Challenges, by Yiping Huang, Xun Wang, Bijun Wang, and Nian Lin
3. Japan: Ongoing Financial Deregulation, Structural Change, and Performance, 1990--2010, by Edward J Lincoln
4. Financial Development and Liberalization in Korea: 1980--2011, by Yung Chul Park
5. Banking, Capital Flows, and Financial Cycles: Common Threads in the 2007--09 Crises, by Young-Hwa Seok and Hyun Song Shin
Index

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Finance and its regulation are controversial, and nowhere are they more controversial than in Asia. But no one can claim more experience and knowledge of the controversy than Yung Chul Park and Hugh Patrick. This volume will be of equal interest to China, Japan, and Korea specialists, and general readers alike.