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Jorge Márquez-Ruarte, and Bijan Aghevli
Published Date:
August 1985
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A Case of Successful Adjustment: Korea’s Experience During 1980–84

By Bijan B. Aghevli and Jorge Marquez-Ruarte

International Monetary Fund

Washington, D.C.

August 1985

© 1985 International Monetary Fund

International Standard Serial Number: ISSN 0251-6365

International Standard Book Number: ISBN 0-939934-51-5

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  • — to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the final digit shown, or that the item does not exist;
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Prefatory Note

This paper was prepared by Bijan B. Aghevli, Division Chief in the International Monetary Fund’s Asian Department, and Jorge Marquez-Ruarte, Senior Economist in the Asian Department. In preparing the paper, the authors have relied extensively on the analysis and information provided by the Korean authorities as well as on the work of the Fund staff on Korea during the period under study. Particular mention should be made of G. Russell Kincaid and Michael Wattleworth, whose work on Korea during 1983–84 forms an integral part of the analysis contained in this paper. The authors are also grateful for comments and suggestions from A.F. Mohammed, P.R. Narvekar, C.R. Rye, Gyorgy Szapary, and Richard C. Williams, and for editorial assistance from Maxine Stough. Opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the International Monetary Fund.

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