The Role of Kamco in Resolving Nonperforming Loans in the Republic of Korea

Author/Editor:

Dong He

Publication Date:

September 1, 2004

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Summary:

This paper aims to provide a balanced assessment of Korea Asset Management Corporation's role in resolving nonperforming loans in the aftermath of the 1997-98 financial crisis. It argues that KAMCO's incentive to dispose of NPLs can be explained by a strong social desire for a recovery of public funds injected for financial sector restructuring. KAMCO's market-making role also helped overcome informational and coordination problems in the development of a market for distressed assets.

Series:

Working Paper No. 04/172

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451858600/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1722004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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