Case Study (International Financial Institutions)


ITO, Takatoshi
KOEDA, Junko


Winter Semester; Tue.; Time slot #5


This case study will focus on the role of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs), in particular, International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank, during the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 and the current global financial crisis (2008-09). The nature of the two crises, lessons learned from the Asian crisis, and IFIs' responses to the two crises (how do they differ?) will be discussed and examined. Details will be provided in the first class.

Students are required to make a group presentation on a topic/country of interest and submit a report at the end of the course.

Regular attendance and class participation is key to success in the course. The class will be taught in English.

The class is targeted to the first or second-year students with at least the undergraduate level of economics.

Course materials

Readings will be assigned as necessary


Participation to discussion and a final report

Other resources