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Profits, Politics and Panics

Hong Kong's Banks and the Making of a Miracle Economy, 1935-1985

By Leo F. Goodstadt

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Format: Hardcover, 315 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: Hong Kong, 01 October 2007
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Goodstadt brilliantly weaves a tapestry that resolves major puzzles about Hong Kong's growth as an international financial centre during this pivotal fifty-year period. This is a devastating expose of the consequences of the British colonial government's failure to effectively regulate banking and manage monetary policy."--David Meyer, Washington University. St. LouisLeo F. Goodstadt is adjunct professor in the School of Business Studies at Trinity Colletge, University of Dublin. He was formerly deputy editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review.

About the Author

Leo F. Goodstadt brings to this book personal experience of policy making at the highest levels and extensive access to decision-makers and business leaders since 1962. As Head of the Central Policy Unit, he was chief policy adviser to the Hong Kong Government from 1989 to 1997 and involved in a wide range of major reforms including elections, welfare, administrative efficiency and budgetary policies. He has had a successful career as a consultant economist to leading business corporations both before and since his government service. He became well-known for his incisive reporting on Hong Kong and China as Deputy Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review and Hong Kong correspondent for Euromoney. His academic research has been widely published. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Business Studies, Trinity College, University of Dublin and an honorary fellow of the University of Hong Kong.

EAN: 9789622098961
ISBN: 9622098967
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Dimensions: 23.04 x 16.21 x 2.46 centimetres (0.61 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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