Currency and Financial Crises of the 1990s and 2000s

36 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2011

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Assaf Razin

Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Steven S. Rosefielde

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Economics

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Date Written: February 2011

Abstract

We survey three distinct types of financial crises which took place in the 1990s and the 2000s: 1) the credit implosion leading to severe banking crisis in Japan; 2) The foreign reserves' meltdown triggered by foreign hot money flight from frothy economies with fixed exchange rate regimes of developing Asian economies, and 3) The 2008 worldwide debacle rooted in financial institutional opacity and reckless aggregate demand management, epi-centered in the US, that spread almost instantaneously across the globe, mostly through international financial networks.

Suggested Citation

Razin, Assaf and Rosefielde, Steven S., Currency and Financial Crises of the 1990s and 2000s (February 2011). NBER Working Paper No. w16754. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1754907

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