Global Economic Prospects 1998 Workshop: The Aftermath of the Asian Crisis

Washington D.C., USA

May 13-14, 1998



The 1997 financial crisis was the result of the interaction of a number of problems. Its origins lay in the mismanagement of macro-economic policy. The challenges to policy were increased by the removal of barriers to international capital and by a long boom which in its late stages encouraged unrealistic views about the variance of economic growth in the region. The role of global institutions, and in particular the IMF, in the response to the East Asian crisis has been pervasive. It was against this backdrop that we met in Washington DC to discuss the global prospects of developing countries in crisis.  This conference attempted to understand how the international monetary system could better deal with such crises more successfully. 



  • Andres VELASCO : New York University
  • Dominic WILSON : Australian National University
  • Farid HARIANTO : Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Felipe LARRAIN : Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Fleming LARSEN
  • Frederick MISHKIN : Columbia Business School
  • Hak PYO : The Johns Hopkins University & Seoul National University
  • Joe STIGLITZ :
  • John HARRIS : Boston University
  • Marcia GOLDSTEIN : Adam Rogoff & Gordon Johnson, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Marcus MILLER : University of Warwick
  • Masahiro KAWA : East Asia Chief Economist
  • Masood AHMED : Vice President, PRM
  • Michel AGLIETTA : University of Paris X
  • Richard GITLIN : Hebb & Gitlin
  • Richard NEWFORMER
  • Richard ROULIER
  • Roberto CHANG : Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Sun Bae KIM : Goldman Sachs Asia
  • Uri DADUSH :
  • Vinog AGGARWAL : University of California at Berkeley
  • Xavier DENIS : Bank of France

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