States, Banks, and Markets: Mexico’s Path to Financial Liberalization in Comparative Perspective

Title

States, Banks, and Markets: Mexico’s Path to Financial Liberalization in Comparative Perspective

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Description

In States, Banks, and Markets, Nancy Neiman Auerbach approaches financial policymaking as a strategic interaction between two sets of domestic actors: private financiers and state officials. Through a comparative lens, Auerbach explains why the transition to financial liberalization was accompanied by economic crisis and declining growth rates in countries such as Mexico, while the same policy was associated with higher growth rates and a relatively more equitable distribution of income in other countries such as South Korea and Hong Kong. Auerbach demonstrates how it is not financial liberalization itself but the timing and duration of the liberalization process that differentiates the performance of newly industrializing countries. She also takes the analysis a step further by explaining the economic and political preconditions that put a country in the position to choose a reasonable reform path.

ISBN

0813367646 9780813367644

Publication Date

2001

Publisher

Westview Press

City

Boulder

Keywords

Mexico, Korea, economic policy, liberalization, industrializing

Disciplines

Economic Policy | Economics | Growth and Development | Income Distribution | International Economics