Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/22468
Authors: 
Menkhoff, Lukas
Suwanaporn, Chodechai
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionspapiere des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Hannover 356
Abstract: 
This paper uses the framework of long-term financial system development to describe and assess the reform process in Thailand after 1997. The present financial reforms are well in line with the pattern of financial development found in the academic literature. A detailed analysis of capital markets, specialized financial institutions and supervisory regulation shows recent advancements and open issues. The rapid rise of non-banks financial institutions can serve as a paradigmatic example of market driven dynamism requiring appropriate policy action. Overall, the building of modern and sophisticated financial institutions is an ongoing process which should consider human resource constraints.
Subjects: 
Financial institutions
financial development
Thailand
JEL: 
G2
O1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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