Information about Asia and the Pacific Asia y el Pacífico
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Robert Corker, and Wanda Tseng
Published Date:
March 1991
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Financial Liberalization, Money Demand, and Monetary Policy in Asian Countries

Wanda Tseng and Robert Corker


Washington, D.C.

July 1991

© 1991 International Monetary Fund

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Tseng, Wanda.

Financial liberalization, money demand, and monetary policy in Asian countries / Wanda Tseng and Robert Corker.

p. cm. — (Occasional paper, ISSN 0251-6365: 84)

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 1-55775-220-6

1. Monetary policy—Asia. 2. Monetary policy—Asia, Southeastern. I. Corker, Robert. II. Title. III. Series: Occasional paper (International Monetary Fund); no. 84.

HG1202.T74 1991




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Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.


This paper was prepared at the request of the South-East Asian Central Banks) SEACEN (Research and Training Center as part of a research project on monetary policy in the SEACEN countries during the 1980s. An earlier version of the paper was presented at the Second Workshop on Monetary Policy in the SEACEN Countries, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 17–19, 1990. The member countries of the SEACEN are Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, and throughout this paper, the term “Asian countries” refers to this group of nine countries.

The authors wish to thank P.R. Narvekar, Hubert Neiss, and Kunio Saito for their support in this research project. The paper benefited from comments and suggestions made by Susan Schadler, Jorge Marquez-Ruarte, and other colleagues in the Asian Department. Thanks are also due to Louis Chan, summer intern in the Asian Department, who contributed to the preparation of this paper; Viola Chu for research assistance; Esha Ray of the External Relations Department and Rosanne Heller for editorial assistance; and Clara Eulate, Sherine Pratt, and Nora Roller for secretarial assistance.

The opinions expressed in the paper are those of the authors and should not be construed as representing the views of the authorities of the SEACEN member countries, Executive Directors of the IMF, or other IMF staff members.

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