1. Academia Studies in Asian Economies series

    Series editor: Chung-Ming Kuan, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

    This series serves to assimilate the findings of research conducted by the faculty of the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica and the studies presented at conferences sponsored by the Institute.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 8
  1. 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: $ 152.00   Web: $ 136.80
    Availability: In Stock
  2. Global Warming and the Asian Pacific

    Global Warming and the Asian Pacific

    Edited by Ching-Cheng Chang, Robert Mendelsohn, Daigee Shaw
    This unique book examines the problem of global warming from the perspective of Asian Pacific countries. The unprecedented economic and demographic growth over the past two decades has increased the importance of the Asian Pacific region. It has become both a very large source of greenhouse gases as well as an important site to measure climate change impacts. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
    Availability: In Stock
  3. Monetary Policy and Taiwan’s Economy

    Monetary Policy and Taiwan’s Economy

    Edited by Gerald P. Dwyer Jr., Jin-Lung Lin, Jia-Dong Shea, Chung-Shu Wu
    Monetary Policy and Taiwan’s Economy questions whether the Asian crisis could have been avoided through the application of recommendations highlighted by the contributors. The conclusion reached is that in an abstract world, perhaps; but in the world in which we live; no. It is argued that the proposals made could certainly contribute to improved policy, albeit effecting marginal improvements rather than ground breaking changes. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
    Availability: In Stock
  4. The Economics of Health Care in Asia-Pacific Countries

    The Economics of Health Care in Asia-Pacific Countries

    Edited by Teh-Wei Hu, Chee-Ruey Hsieh
    This book presents quantitative research on various aspects of health care reform and health policy in Asia-Pacific countries such as China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US – nations diverse in their economic development, social demographic structure and health care expenditures. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
    Availability: In Stock
  5. Productivity and Economic Performance in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Productivity and Economic Performance in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Edited by Tsu-Tan Fu, Cliff J. Huang, C. A.K. Lovell
    Following on from their previous book Economic Efficiency and Productivity Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region, the authors in this volume analyse the economic performance of many of the major economies in the Asia-Pacific region including Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and Japan. They examine economic and productivity growth, competitiveness and efficiency developments in the region. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 183.00   Web: $ 164.70
    Availability: In Stock
  6. The Economic Analysis of Substance Use and Abuse

    The Economic Analysis of Substance Use and Abuse

    Edited by Michael Grossman, Chee-Ruey Hsieh
    This book extends the frontiers of research on the economics of substance use and abuse in a variety of extremely significant ways. It focuses on the determinants and consequences of the consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, betel quid, and illicit drugs in the United States, Great Britain and Taiwan. The authors use a variety of empirical techniques to examine the roles of price, advertising, risk perception, time preference and forward-looking behaviour in consumption decisions and the effects of these decisions on labour market outcomes, unintended pregnancies and criminal violence. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 188.00   Web: $ 169.20
    Availability: In Stock
  7. Food Security in Asia

    Food Security in Asia

    Edited by Wen S. Chern, Colin A. Carter, Shun-Yi Shei
    Food security can be defined as the perceived availability of a high-quality, domestically-produced staple food supply which will maintain the existing standard of living. This book provides a forum for a panel of distinguished authors to debate such issues as whether or not many developed countries in Asia – such as Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore – have legitimate concerns about their food security. They find, controversially, that this issue is of importance to all countries, not just to developing countries lacking the income to acquire an adequate food supply. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
    Availability: In Stock
  8. Economic Efficiency and Productivity Growth in the Asia-pacific Region

    Economic Efficiency and Productivity Growth in the Asia-pacific Region

    Edited by Tsu-Tan Fu, Cliff J. Huang, C. A.K. Lovell
    This book provides new insights into the performance of key economies in the Asia-Pacific region during the last three decades. It critically examines productivity growth, factor accumulation and economic efficiency at both the macro and micro levels. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
    Availability: In Stock