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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    2006   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  12. 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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  13. Human Capital, Trade and Public Policy in Rapidly Growing Economies

    Human Capital, Trade and Public Policy in Rapidly Growing Economies

    Edited by Michele Boldrin, Been-Lon Chen, Ping Wang
    Human Capital, Trade and Public Policy in Rapidly Growing Economies argues that only two centuries ago, no society had ever enjoyed sustained growth in living standards. The contributors to this book aim to discover why the world today exhibits a predilection for perpetual self-improvement. In particular, the book focuses on the forces underlying long-lasting growth in East Asia’s Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs). Drawing from the experiences of Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, it questions whether public policy can contribute to removing barriers towards accumulation of wealth, and if so, what development policy should be put in place to remedy the existing distortions or market failure problems. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  14. 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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  15. Electricity Reform in China, India and Russia

    Electricity Reform in China, India and Russia

    Xu Yi-Chong
    Examining the reform and restructuring of the electricity industry in China, India and Russia, this book explores the way that local conditions and institutions shape the commitment, direction and speed of public utility reform in the three countries. It questions the validity of the argument that one model for electricity reforms will work in all countries, on the grounds that the industry is the same everywhere, by examining the World Bank’s involvement in economic reforms in developing and transition economies. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  16. Shrimp Farming and Mangrove Loss in Thailand

    Shrimp Farming and Mangrove Loss in Thailand

    Edited by Edward B. Barbier, Suthawan Sathirathai
    Through in-depth case studies of local communities in four distinct coastal areas in Southern Thailand, the authors are able to assess objectively the underlying economic causes, and consequences, of mangrove deforestation due to the expansion of shrimp farms. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  17. Reducing Poverty in Asia

    Reducing Poverty in Asia

    Edited by Christopher M. Edmonds
    In this book, a group of distinguished authors addresses three broad questions: what broad strategies and macroeconomic policies best support poverty reduction efforts in Asia; what role should targeted antipoverty interventions play, and how should such interventions be designed; and how is poverty measured, what new approaches are needed, and how does measurement affect our understanding of poverty. Each of these three broad themes is also considered together in chapters examining the poverty situations in a number of countries in Asia and the Pacific. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  18. Consequences of Creating a Market Economy

    Consequences of Creating a Market Economy

    Kathryn Anderson, Richard Pomfret
    This book uses household survey data from five Central Asian countries to analyse the important consequences of, and elements that constitute, the creation of a market economy. The countries studied – Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – had taken minimal action towards creating a market economy before the dissolution of the USSR in late 1991. From similar initial conditions they have pursued different post-independence economic strategies, making them ideal candidates for comparative analysis. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. Financial Reform and Economic Development in China

    Financial Reform and Economic Development in China

    James Laurenceson, Joseph C.H. Chai
    This book is a comprehensive, balanced and realistic assessment of China’s financial reform program and future direction. Covering not only the banking sector but also non-bank financial institutions, stock market development and external financial liberalization, the authors examine the impact of financial reform on economic development in China during the reform period. This volume will facilitate a more accurate assessment of the Chinese approach to financial reform, and will therefore, allow more informed future policy choices for both China and other developing and transitional countries. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  20. Economic Crisis Management

    Economic Crisis Management

    Edited by Tran Van Hoa
    Economic Crisis Management discusses contemporary and economic policy and its application to major crisis economies in Asia. The book contains a collection of studies by international experts in economics and finance with special focus on major aspects of the economic management of the Asia crisis. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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