IPE of the Asian Crisis
The IPE faculty want our students to understand IPE both in theory and in practice. This year's IPE classes will study the Asia Crisis as a real world example of how the international political economics works (and doesn't work). Here are some helpful links.
- The Human Face of the Asian Crisis
Professor Nick Kontogeorgopoulos presents eight personal stories of the Asian Crisis.
- Currency Crises for Beginners
An elementary analysis of the events that set off the Asian crisis.
- PBS Frontline: The Crash website
Interviews and reports from the June 29, 1999 PBS Frontline documentary.
- The PBS Newshour Online Asian Crisis Chronology
The events of the crisis as they were reported by PBS Newshour.
- A Chronology of the Asian Crisis
A blow by blow account provided by Professor Karl Fields.
- States, National Interest and Asia's Currency Crisis: The Malaysian Case
Professor Sunil Kukreja's discussion of economic nationalism as a response to the Asia Crisis.
- "Malaysia Wins its Economic Gamble"
Mark Landler,New York Times, September 4, 1999.
(free access, but you must register)
- Financial Bubbles
The international financial system is forever blowing bubbles. A brief guide to their causes a cures.
- Corruption and Crony Capitalism
How corruption, crony capitalism, and moral hazard contributed to the crisis. A study guide by Professor Ross Singleton.
- Financial Instability
A brief guide to the causes of exchange rate instability, including a discussion of speculative attacks.
- The International Monetary Fund and the Asian Crisis
Professor Jan van der Veen
- The Asian Crisis: Hunger, the Environment, Health Issues, and International Finance Institutions
Professor Dave Balaam