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Author Lin, Justin Yifu, 1952-

Title Economic development and transition : thought, strategy, and viability / Justin Yifu Lin
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 170 pages) : illustrations
Contents Development, transition and divergence -- The search for a fundamental and changeable cause of prosperity -- Aspirations and social thought of modernisation -- Development strategy, viability and performance -- Viability and strategies of transition -- Development strategy, development and transition performances : empirical analysis -- Why are east Asian economies so special? Are there any general lessons to be learnt from east Asian development and transition experiences? -- Towards a right development and transition strategy -- Appendix I. Development strategy and economic institutions in developing countries -- Appendix 2. Data description
Summary "In Economic Development and Transition, renowned development economist Justin Yifu Lin argues that economic performance in developing countries depends largely on government strategy. If the government plays a facilitating role, enabling firms to exploit the economy's comparative advantages, its economy will develop successfully. However, governments in most developing countries attempt to promote industries that go against their comparative advantages by creating various kinds of distortion to protect nonviable firms in priority industries. Failing to recognize the original intention of many distortions, most governments in transition economies attempt to eliminate those distortions without addressing firms' viability problems, causing economic performance to deteriorate in their transition process. Governments in successful transition economies adopt a pragmatic dual-track approach that encourages firms to enter sectors that were suppressed previously and gives necessary support to firms in priority industries before their viability issue is addressed."--Jacket
Analysis Developing countries Economic conditions
Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Developing countries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-162) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Developing countries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Economische politiek.
SUBJECT Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Developing countries -- Economic policy
Subject Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781139129886