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While the Thais were unhappy with the US’s absence from the bilateral lenders, the size of the package was fine with them, as it was considered to be large enough to restore confidence. But things did not quite work out that way initially. Going public with the true reserve data at the same time as the IMF credit was announced proved to be problematic. Markets reacted violently, pushing the baht to new lows. There was poor adherence to the IMF program in the months following its adoption, and markets became concerned that the Thai government was not serious about implementing the program.
Asking what explained East Asia’s success, the authors concluded that high domestic investment by the private sector and rapidly growing human capital were the main factors. High investment was supported by high levels of domestic financial savings. indd 25 7/15/2011 7:18:45 PM Fighting Financial Fires the banking system. While the World Bank team’s extensive study provided clear and convincing explanations of the Asian miracle, it did not address the potential risks that could be encountered in the future by rapidly growing economies.
Debtor moral hazard would be mitigated by ensuring that the IMF policy conditions were strong, discouraging debtor countries from making this their preferred exit strategy. This and other ideas were discussed in the IMF Board, but did not lead to any firm conclusions, although some elements were applied in dealing with subsequent crises. But the most important practical policy initiative that followed the Mexican crises turned out to be an increase in the IMF’s capital, usually referred to as quotas.