This book incorporates a selection of eight revised papers presented to the Conference on Managing Economic Crisis in East Asia, organized jointly by the Saw Centre for Financial Studies, NUS Business School, and the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, in November 2009. The chapters present a detailed analysis of the impact of the 2008-09 economic crisis in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, and the stimulus packages that were swiftly put in place by the governments to mitigate the economic recession and to pave the way for a quick recovery. The success of the monetary and fiscal policy measures in engendering a strong economic recovery in these countries is also discussed in considerable depth. The book, with contributions from experts on the topics covered, will be extremely valuable to businessmen, analysts, academics, students, policy-makers and the general public interested in seeking a greater understanding of the global economic crisis.
Dr John Wong's research interests focus on transnational business history. He received his PhD in History from Harvard University. He also holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Stanford University. He worked for a number of years in investment banking and investment management and has earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. In keeping with his research interests, his teaching centers on the transnational flow of culture, people and capital, with the Pearl River Delta as a major nexus.