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External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil$
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Lance Taylor

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189322

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189322.001.0001

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Indonesia's External Liberalization: Policy Dynamics and Socio‐Economic Impact

Indonesia's External Liberalization: Policy Dynamics and Socio‐Economic Impact

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(p.180) 6 Indonesia's External Liberalization: Policy Dynamics and Socio‐Economic Impact
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External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil
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Iwan J. Azis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189322.003.0006

This chapter discusses Indonesia's experience with trade and external liberalization, emphasizing the policy dynamics and the socio-economic effects of liberalization. Section 2 analyzes the country's overall socio-economic performance before and after liberalization. The interactions between monetary and fiscal policies and the general trend of social development are discussed. Section 3 explains the government's struggle to manage macroeconomic policy during liberalization. Section 4 provides more detailed discussions of the impact of liberalization on employment, income distribution, and poverty. The effect of the 1997 financial crisis on these variables is discussed in Section 5.

Keywords:   trade, economic policy, socio-economic effects, fiscal policy, monetary policy, macroeconomic policy, employment, income distribution, poverty

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