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Author Islam, Iyanatul, 1953-

Title Asia Pacific economies : a survey / Iyanatul Islam and Anis Chowdhury
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1997


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Description xiv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. Asia-Pacific economic development: selected issues and themes. 1. The emergence of an integrated Asia-Pacific economy. 2. Public policy and political economy. 3. Macroeconomic stabilisation and economic performance. 4. The financial system and economic development. 5. Labour market institutions, human resources and economic performance. 6. Managing the environment in rapidly industrialising economies. 7. Poverty, inequality and economic development. 8. Epilogue: Democracy and development in the Asia-Pacific region -- Pt. II. Country surveys: recent developments. 9. Republic of Korea (South Korea). 10. Taiwan (The Republic of China). 11. Hong Kong. 12. Singapore. 13. Indonesia. 14. Malaysia. 15. The Philippines. 16. Thailand. 17. The People's Republic of China
Summary The remarkable development of the Asia Pacific economies has caused much discussion of the region as a whole, often overlooking the differences between individual countries. Asia Pacific Economies redresses this imbalance by offering new insights into core issues, highlighting success stories as well as prospective weaknesses. Topics discussed include macroeconomic management; financial systems and domestic resources; environmental issues; growth, poverty, and income distribution; and third wave democratization. The book then concentrates on individual countries, following a brief history with an economic and political profile highlighting recent developments. Clearly written, this book contains a non-technical but rigorous discussion of public policy and political economy. Supplemented by a substantial bibliography, it will be a useful guide to this fast-changing region.--Publisher description
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Asia, Southeastern -- Economic conditions -- Case studies.
Asia, Southeastern -- Economic policy -- Case studies.
Far East -- Economic conditions -- Case studies.
Far East -- Economic conditions.
Far East -- Economic policy -- Case studies.
Far East -- Economic policy.
Southeast Asia -- Economic conditions -- Case studies.
Asia, Southeastern -- Economic conditions.
Southeast Asia -- Economic policy -- Case studies.
Asia, Southeastern -- Economic policy.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Chowdhury, Anis, 1954-
LC no. 96013403
ISBN 0415107652
0415107660 (paperback)