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Asia's Financial Crisis and the Role of Real Estate

1st Edition

By Koichi Mera, Bertrand Renaud


312 pages

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Paperback: 9780765606426
pub: 2000-08-31
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This book by a distinguished academic and a professional economist from the World Bank clearly demonstrates the significant role played by the real estate sector in inducing the Asian crisis; the linkage of the real estate sector to the general economy; the causes of real estate booms and subsequent busts; and the economic costs of real estate price volatility. The book also includes suggestions for moderating such volatility in the future.

Table of Contents

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
HISTORY / Historiography