Reducing Vulnerability in Transition Economies: Crises and Adjustment in Cambodia

Hal Hill, Jayant Menon

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This paper examines the impact of the global financial crisis on Cambodia, and the lessons learned. Cambodia is an interesting case study: After extremely rapid economic growth during 200007, it experienced a sharp growth collapse in 200809. This highlighted a number ofpeculiar vulnerabilities, including a narrow economic base, a pre-crisis asset price boom, a fragile financial system, and the limited array of defensive economic policy levers available to the government. The economy has begun to rebound since early 2010, and the crisis episode provides the government with an opportunity to place the country's economic growth trajecto.'),' on a move sustainable footing. Apart from diversifying the economy and creating the preconditions for de-dollarization, we also consider policies that could improve the business climate and make growth more inclusive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-159
JournalAsean Economic Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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