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The Asian Financial Crisis And Banking Reform In China And Vietnam, Thomas Gottschang Dec 2002

The Asian Financial Crisis And Banking Reform In China And Vietnam, Thomas Gottschang

Economics Department Working Papers

The collapse of financial markets and exchange rates across Southeast and East Asia in 1997 and 1998 affected the economies of China and Vietnam much less than those of most other Asian countries. Ironically, the two transitional economies were protected to a great extent by the incomplete nature of their banking reforms and financial market development. The yuan and the dong were not yet traded internationally, securities markets were in very early stages of development, and tax codes, trade regulations, and accounting standards in the two countries did not yet fully conform to international norms. Yet the non-convertibility of their ...


Information Technology And Growth: Will The Software Industry Lead Egypt Into A New Economy?, Nagla Rizk Sep 2002

Information Technology And Growth: Will The Software Industry Lead Egypt Into A New Economy?, Nagla Rizk

Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies

No abstract provided.


The Interpretative Debate Of The Classical Islamic Jurists On Riba (Usury), Farhad Nomani Sep 2002

The Interpretative Debate Of The Classical Islamic Jurists On Riba (Usury), Farhad Nomani

Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies

No abstract provided.


The Digital Library: A Biography, Suzanne Thorin, Daniel Greenstein Aug 2002

The Digital Library: A Biography, Suzanne Thorin, Daniel Greenstein

Suzanne E. Thorin

No abstract provided.


The Meaning Of Property Rights: Law Versus Economics? , Daniel H. Cole, Peter Z. Grossman Jan 2002

The Meaning Of Property Rights: Law Versus Economics? , Daniel H. Cole, Peter Z. Grossman

Scholarship and Professional Work - Business

Property rights are fundamentals to economic analysis. There is, however, no consensus in the economic literature about what property rights are. Economists define them variously and inconsistently, sometimes in ways that deviate from the conventional understandings of legal scholars and judges. This article explores ways in which definitions of property rights in the economic literature diverge from conventional legal understandings, and how those divergences can create interdisciplinary confusion and bias economic analyses. Indeed, some economists' idiosyncratic definitions of property rights, if used to guide policy, could lead to suboptimal economic outcomes.


The Transformation Of China's Health Care System And Accounting Methods: Current Reforms And Developments, David Chu, Kolleen Rask Jan 2002

The Transformation Of China's Health Care System And Accounting Methods: Current Reforms And Developments, David Chu, Kolleen Rask

Economics Department Working Papers

This paper is a case study of China’s recent reforms in hospital accounting. We analyze the Chinese health care system in transition to highlight the changing role and nature of accounting services before and after the recent reforms. Prior to reforms, the accounting system provided data solely for government central planning purposes. Reforms were supposed to decentralize hospital decision making, thus signaling a need for a new accounting system that would provide information to managers and resource providers. However, the government continues to maintain control by fixing basic medical service prices at levels below cost while allowing profit margins ...


A Guide To Economic Development Practice, Ziona Austrian, Jill S. Taylor Jan 2002

A Guide To Economic Development Practice, Ziona Austrian, Jill S. Taylor

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Reconceptualising Chinese Identity: The Politics Of Chineseness In Singapore, Kheng Boon, Eugene Tan Jan 2002

Reconceptualising Chinese Identity: The Politics Of Chineseness In Singapore, Kheng Boon, Eugene Tan

Research Collection School Of Law

No abstract provided.