Asia’s economy, Thailand in particular, was booming when the financial crises hit in the 1990s. However, troubles were brewing underneath the seemingly buoyant economy. With a fragile financial system and ineffective domestic government responses to these troubles, an exchange rate crisis took over Thailand, and this crisis started a financial contagion in the neighboring countries. This case reviews the background and domestic government responses to contain the crisis, and the international intervention provided by the International Monetary Fund including the assistance and the required reforms accompanying the support.
Rhee, June and Metrick, Andrew
"Restructuring and Forgiveness in Financial Crises B: The Asian Crisis of 1997,"
Journal of Financial Crises: Vol. 2
Iss. 1, 96-105.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal-of-financial-crises/vol2/iss1/7