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Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies

Edited by Anis Chowdhury, formerly Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Finance, University of Western Sydney, Australia and Managing Editor, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy and Iyanatul Islam, Professor of International Business, Griffith Business School and Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia and Co-Editor, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy
This original Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies provides a broad overview of economic and social developments in the countries covered (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, North Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Viet Nam). The analytical narratives on the economic transformation of these economies draw on existing literature, and highlight the interactions of socio-political factors. They examine the role of economic policies and the influence exerted by historical and political circumstances.
Extent: 352 pp
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Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84376 989 7
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This original Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies provides a broad overview of economic and social developments in the countries covered (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, North Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Viet Nam). The analytical narratives on the economic transformation of these economies draw on existing literature, and highlight the interactions of socio-political factors. They examine the role of economic policies and the influence exerted by historical and political circumstances.

Each chapter, written by leading country experts, begins with a brief discussion of the political history of the country and ends with a discussion of future prospects and challenges. The editors’ introduction provides a comprehensive survey of the political economy of Northeast and Southeast Asian economic transformation with a particular emphasis on post-Asian crisis issues.

The editors have ensured that this Handbook will be an invaluable reference work for many years to come for researchers, academics and students of Asian studies. Policymakers interested in learning more about the background and future opportunities and challenges posed by these economies will also find much to engage them.
Contributors: A.Z. Baharumshah, M. Beresford, A.K. Chareunsy, S.Y. Chia, A. Chowdhury, W.-w. Chu, C. Freedman, I. Islam, O.Y. Kwon, K.-W. Li, J.A.Y. Lim, R. Opai, F. Ruediger, S. Sirprachai, K.W. Thee, J. Thoburn, M.M.T. Tin, H. Wang
Contents:

Introduction: Northeast Asian Economic Development: Which Way Now?
Iyanatual Islam and Anis Chowdhury

1. Japan
Craig Freedman

2. South Korea
O. Yul Kwon

3. Taiwan
Wan-wen Chu

4. Singapore
Chia Siow Yue

5. Hong Kong
Kui-Wai Li

6. Malaysia
Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah

7. Thailand
Somboon Siriprachai

8. The Philippines
Joseph Anthony Y. Lim

9. Indonesia
Thee Kian Wie

10. Brunei Darussalam
Rosnah Opai

11. China
Huijong Wang

12. Viet Nam
John Thoburn

13. Cambodia
Melanie Beresford

14. Laos
Andrea K. Chareunsy

15. Myanmar (Burma)
Tin Maung Maung Than

16. North Korea
Frank Ruediger

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