From Crisis to Recovery in Korea Strategy, Achievements, and Lessons
94 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2006
Date Written: October 2001
This paper reviews and draws lessons from the stabilization and reform program that Korea implemented in response to the 1997-98 crisis. The economy recovered quickly from the deep recession in 1998 and its vulnerability to a balance of payments crisis has been reduced sharply. Significant progress has also been made in stabilizing the financial system and addressing corporate distress, and wide-ranging reforms have made Korea`s economy more open, competitive, and market driven. Notwithstanding these achievements, more needs to be done before the soundness of the corporate and financial sectors is firmly established.
Keywords: Korea, Asian financial crisis, IMF
JEL Classification: E6, F3, F4
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