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The Economics of Financial Reform in Developing Countries


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Wilbert O. Bascom
      Pages 1-6
  3. Macroeconomic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Wilbert O. Bascom
      Pages 22-36
    3. Wilbert O. Bascom
      Pages 53-68
    4. Wilbert O. Bascom
      Pages 69-83
  4. Microeconomic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Wilbert O. Bascom
      Pages 116-133
  5. Institutional, Regulatory, and Supervisory Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Wilbert O. Bascom
      Pages 137-152
    3. Wilbert O. Bascom
      Pages 153-169
    4. Wilbert O. Bascom
      Pages 170-189
    5. Wilbert O. Bascom
      Pages 190-195
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 196-204

About this book


Developing countries' financial sector has been affected by a troubled macroeconomic environment and repressive policies. To improve their financial sector performance, some governments have responded with financial reform policies which have succeeded in only a few but failed in several countries. This book identifies the challenges and solutions for policymakers and financial managers in countries implementing financial reform policies. It analyzes the anatomy of success and failure of reform and argues for sound financial regulation and supervision in these countries.


capital capital market Developing Countries dynamics economics efficiency environment financial crisis financial market financial markets macroeconomics microeconomics performance regulation success

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Bureau of International BankingState of FloridaUSA

About the authors

WILBERT O. BASCOM is Chief of the Bureau of Internationl Banking in the State of Florida. He was formerly an Assistant Lecturer at the City of London College, Adjunct Professor at the Florida State University College of Business and Visiting Professor at the Florida International University Department of Economics. He was also a Senior Managing Director of the Guyana National Cooperative Bank. He served as a Financial Advisor to the Government of Dominica, West Indies. Currently, Dr Bascom is a member of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors' International Banking Council and the Florida International Trade and Investment Council. He is also Chairman of the Florida Export Finance Corporation's Board of Directors.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Economics of Financial Reform in Developing Countries
  • Authors Wilbert O. Bascom
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-60474-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-23374-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-23372-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 204
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
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