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  1. Technical Progress and Economic Growth

    Technical Progress and Economic Growth

    Ranald J. Taylor
    Most of the studies conducted to examine the growth performance of many developing economies are based on the traditional neoclassical growth frameworks. This book takes an alternative path. It employs a blend of historical, neoclassical, Kaldorian, and endogenous growth frameworks to shed further light on the growth process. Whereas most cross-sectional growth analyses tend to focus only on the steady state, this volume is one of the relative few that attempt to trace the whole growth path. In doing so, it addresses a number of important factors and issues associated with economic growth, and aims to answer to one of the hardest and most fundamental questions – how do we get poor developing countries on the path to sustained growth? Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  2. Sustainable Growth and Economic Development

    Sustainable Growth and Economic Development

    Reunka Mahadevan
    This book provides an insight into some of the efforts and actions taken by the rapidly developing economy of Malaysia towards its ‘Vision 2020’ of becoming a developed country. Renuka Mahadevan explores whether the vision can become reality and not just remain a dream. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia

    A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Andrew T.H. Tan
    This timely and significant book seeks to explain the deep-seated complexities of terrorism and insurgency in Southeast Asia. In the aftermath of 9/11, this region has been designated by the United States to be the ‘second front’ in the war on terrorism. Yet despite the emergence of this ‘new’ global terrorism, the authors argue that armed rebellion in Southeast Asia is a phenomenon that predates Al Qaeda and the global Jihadist movement and that much can be learned from the motivations behind it. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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  4. Market Development in China

    Market Development in China

    Edited by Belton M. Fleisher, Haizheng Li, Shunfeng Song
    Market Development in China presents the analysis of leading specialists on the causes, benefits and problems resulting from China’s transition to a market economy. As the authors illustrate, it is generally recognized that in the last 25 years China has achieved a rate of economic growth unmatched in any of the world’s major countries. However, this growth has been unequally shared, so that by the year 2000, China also exhibited what to many observers was an alarming degree of income inequality at individual, sectoral, and regional levels. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  5. Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies

    Handbook on the Northeast and Southeast Asian Economies

    Edited by Anis Chowdhury, Iyanatul Islam
    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. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 217.00   Web: $ 195.30
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  6. The Dynamics of Regional Development

    The Dynamics of Regional Development

    Edited by Arsenio M. Balisacan, Hal Hill
    A decade and a half since the Philippines embarked on a major program of decentralization, the authors of this book have undertaken a detailed examination of all aspects of the nation’s regional dynamics and policies. Their analysis extends to comparable experiences in East Asia, particularly China and Indonesia. The lessons of this book are relevant not only for an audience interested in the Philippines – a large developing nation with a population soon to exceed 100 million people – but also for many other developing countries now embarking on decentralization programs. The book therefore has broad international appeal. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 208.00   Web: $ 187.20
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  7. The Labour Market and Economic Development of Taiwan

    The Labour Market and Economic Development of Taiwan

    Edited by Joseph S. Lee
    An integrated labour market model (a revision of the Harris–Todaro dualistic labour market model) is presented which can be used to analyze labour market operation in other developing countries. The effectiveness of various policies adopted by the Taiwanese government in tackling high unemployment rates are examined and the findings shed light on public policies in other developing and newly industrialized countries. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  8. Multinational Enterprises in Asian Development

    Multinational Enterprises in Asian Development

    Prema-chandra Athukorala
    This book takes a fresh look at unresolved issues associated with the role of multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment in economic development in light of the experiences of developing countries in Asia. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  9. Regionalism, Trade and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Regionalism, Trade and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Edited by M. A.B. Siddique
    This book is based on the premise that Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) in the Asia-Pacific significantly impact on the material progress of the peoples of this region. These impacts – in terms of the benefits and costs associated with RTAs – will vary greatly from country to country. The internationally acclaimed contributors examine the theoretical perspective of RTAs in relation to exchange rates, the role and goals of the WTO and agriculture. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  10. China and the Global Energy Crisis

    China and the Global Energy Crisis

    Tatsu Kambara, Christopher Howe
    This book examines China’s record of oil and gas development, its refining capacity, and energy prospects. The authors conclude that there are no fundamental reasons for anxiety about China’s demands on the world energy economy, but they emphasize that its energy future will depend critically on a continuation of reform and internationalization. China and the Global Energy Crisis is a concise but detailed study of these issues. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  11. Decentralization in Asia and Latin America

    Decentralization in Asia and Latin America

    Edited by Paul Smoke, Eduardo J. Gómez, George E. Peterson
    In addition to taking an atypically comparative perspective, the volume highlights the importance of an historical analysis of decentralization and links this to institutional and public policy outcomes. Placing decentralization in this context illustrates why it has taken dissimilar shapes and produced varying results over time in different countries. This in turn helps to clarify the types of institutions and conditions required for the development and survival of decentralization, paving the way for more creative thinking and informed policymaking. The countries covered include: Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Brazil. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  12. Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan

    Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan

    Gerald A. McBeath, Tse-Kang Leng
    China and Taiwan have roughly one-eighth of the world’s known species. Their approaches to biodiversity issues thus have global as well as national repercussions. Gerald McBeath and Tse-Kang Leng explore the ongoing conflicts between economic development, typically pursued by businesses and governments, and communities seeking to preserve and protect local human and ecosystem values. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  13. Poverty Strategies in Asia

    Poverty Strategies in Asia

    Edited by John Weiss, Haider A. Khan
    It is widely recognized that while high and sustained economic growth is critical for poverty reduction, there are other policy interventions that may also be significant in a ‘growth plus’ approach to poverty reduction. This volume brings together a series of case studies on the poverty impact of alternative interventions in a broad range of Asian economies. The measures examined within the book cover trade liberalization both in general and in a specific market, infrastructure investment (particularly in roads), population policies, cash transfers, microfinance, employment guarantee programs and contract farming. The countries covered include the Philippines, Lao PDR, Pakistan, India and Thailand. While the results illustrated by the contributors are mixed, they demonstrate the potential for further progress in poverty reduction. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  14. Economic Growth, Transition and Globalization in China

    Economic Growth, Transition and Globalization in China

    Edited by Yanrui Wu
    This book addresses a number of important topics and issues associated with China’s economic transition, growth and global integration. The chapters, by a distinguished group of scholars, provide a timely assessment of recent developments in the Chinese economy. The authors employ contemporary economic theory and the latest statistics to analyze the sources and spillover effects of China’s growth, to investigate the relationship between growth and business cycle, and to shed light on China’s growth prospects in the coming decade. In the context of growth, transition and globalization, the chapters also cover issues such as labour economics, urban efficiency, banking and macroeconomic management. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  15. Economic Reform in China and India

    Economic Reform in China and India

    Joseph C.H. Chai, Kartik Roy
    Recent acceleration of the Indian economic growth rate from 6 to 8 per cent has sparked worldwide speculation that India is about to catch up with China and become another Asian miracle economy. Economic Reform in China and India examines this prospect, reviewing the development strategies pursued by the two countries over the last 50 years in general and exploring recently introduced reform measures in particular. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  16. Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore

    Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore

    Johnny Sung
    Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore explores the transformation of Singapore in the last three decades, going beyond the conventional explanations. The book argues that there was more to the transformation than a simple ‘right place, right time’ scenario as other developing countries benefited from similar multinational corporation investment and political stability but did not achieve the same success. Johnny Sung illustrates what differentiates Singapore from these other similar countries. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. The East Asian High-Tech Drive

    The East Asian High-Tech Drive

    Edited by Yun-Peng Chu, Hal Hill
    East Asia has been an area of high economic growth for several decades. The East Asian High-Tech Drive argues that to maintain the growth momentum, the more advanced East Asian economies need to pay particular attention to policies designed to upgrade their industrial capabilities. The authors argue that effectively functioning institutions, predictable commercial policies, investments in human capital and infrastructure, openness and macroeconomic stability are essential for growth and technological development. Regarding the two lower income economies in the sample, Indonesia is found to have the smallest improvement in the skill intensity of its exports, while the Philippines has registered the slowest economic growth. For both countries, industrial upgrading issues are not as imperative as achieving or regaining rapid, labour-intensive growth as both recently experienced major political instabilities. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  18. Poverty Targeting in Asia

    Poverty Targeting in Asia

    Edited by John Weiss
    Following a comprehensive overview by the editor, this book offers a detailed assessment of the results of directly channelling resources to the poor and extensively discusses the experience of five Asian countries – India, Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines and Thailand. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  19. Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and the Rebuilding of Indonesia

    Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and the Rebuilding of Indonesia

    Edited by James Alm, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Sri Mulyani Indrawati
    Indonesia is currently facing some severe challenges, both in political affairs and in economic management. One of these challenges is the recently enacted decentralization program, now well underway, which promises to have some wide-ranging consequences. This edited volume presents original papers, written by a select group of widely recognized and distinguished scholars, that take a hard, objective look at the many effects of decentralization on economic and political issues in Indonesia. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  20. The Korean Economy

    The Korean Economy

    Edited by Charles Harvie, Hyun-Hoon Lee, Junggun Oh
    Korea has played, and will increasingly play, an important role in the future development of the South East Asian region, including the expansion of regional economic cooperation and interregional trade. Indeed Korea has been a leading proponent of the idea of ASEAN+3. Clearer understanding of this economy, its major contemporary policy and reform issues and its future, are of particular interest from both regional and global perspectives. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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