Economic Development in Pacific Asia

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September 2005



This book introduces students to the economies of east Asia from a development perspective. It examines the remarkable growth in the east Asian economies from the mid-sixties until the 1997 crisis, which shook confidence in the region and led to a lull in the unprecedented growth. This book examines the reactions from all the main countries in east and southeast Asia. Approaching the impact from a thematic viewpoint, this book concentrates on policies and issues, including some of the most contemporary developments such as the gender gap, digital divide and globalization.


Acknowledgements List of Tables List of Figures 1. Introduction 2. Record of Transformation 3. The East Asian Miracle 4. Factor Price Distortions 5. Growth, Poverty, and Inequality 6. The Asian Crisis 7. Corruption in East Asia 8. Urbanization 9. Gender Gap 10. Digital Divide 11. Globalization 12. Lessons Learned References Index


Hafiz Akhand is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Regina, Canada. His research interests are in the areas of foreign aid and economics of growth. Kanhaya Gupta is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research interests are in the areas of economic development, foreign aid, and economics of growth.
EAN: 9780415288682
ISBN: 0415288681
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 169 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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