Managing	Globalization	in	the	Asian	Century:	Essays	in	Honour	of	Prema-Chandra	Athukorala
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Managing Globalization in the Asian Century: Essays in Honour of Prema-Chandra Athukorala

by Hal Hill

The global centre of gravity continues to shift to the Asia-Pacific, the most dynamic region in the world. These economies have generally grown faster for longer periods of time than any other major region in world history. Their embrace of globalization has been a central feature, and driver, of their dynamism. The management of Asia-Pacific economic integration and globalization is crucial not only for the countries themselves but also for the state of the global economy, including importantly latecomer developing economies who look to the region for analytical and development policy lessons. Twenty-seven leading international authorities in the field, drawn from nine countries, provide a comprehensive examination of the causes, consequences and challenges of globalization, in a volume that celebrates the distinguished career of Professor Prema-Chandra Athukorala.

Among the major issues examined are the region's distinctive approach to trade liberalization, the effects of economic growth on poverty reduction and the labour market, the special challenges of by-passed regions, the role of ideas in influencing policy making, the modalities of connecting to global production networks, and the importance of remittances in economic development. Several country case studies provide in-depth analyses of development processes and outcomes. These include episodes in economic development, the challenges faced by transition economies, the macroeconomics of adjusting to slower growth and rising debt in advanced economies, and the so-called middle-income trap phenomenon.

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Preliminary pages
1. Introduction
PART 1: SPECIAL TOPICS
2. A CGE Decomposition Approach to Identifying the Effects of Trade Reform: NAFTA and the U.S. Economy Between 1992 and 1998
3. Economic Analysis versus Business Rent-seeking: The Eclipse of Analysis in Australia
4. Growth Slowdown and the Middle Income Trap in Asia
5. Workers' Remittances, Capital Inflows, and Economic Growth in Developing Asia and the Pacific Countries
6. Development in Southeast Asia's Lagging Regions
7. A Comparative Study of Global Production Sharing in the Automotive Industry in China and India
8. La Pesadilla Neoliberal: Why East Asia Did Not Experience a "Neo-liberal Nightmare" While Latin America Did?
9. Housing Prices, Graduates, and Income Inequality: The Case of Singapore
10. The Role of Trade in Fostering Inclusive Growth in the Asia-Pacific
11. The TPP Unveiled: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
PART 2: COUNTRY STUDIES
12. The Japanese Macroeconomic Mystery
13. Myanmar's Opening to the World Economy
14. Trade Policy and Industrialization in India Since the 1991 Reforms
15. Policies toward Globalization in Sri Lanka, 1960-2012: Change and Continuity
16. The Political Economy of the Rajapaksa Decade inSri Lanka, 2005-14: Policy Contradictions and Mal-governance
17. Has Indonesia Passed the Lewis Turning Point and DoesIt Matter?
18. Half a Century of Indonesian Economic Development: Continuity and Change
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  • Number of Pages : 537
  • Publisher : ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Weight : 705g
  • Product Code : 9789814762274
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Hal Hill

Hal Hill is the H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.