The	Philippine	Economy:	No	Longer	the	East	Asian	Exception?	(Preliminary	pages)

The Philippine Economy: No Longer the East Asian Exception? (Preliminary pages)

by Ramon L Clarete ; Emmanuel F Esguerra ; Hal Hill

In this volume, a leading group of scholars pose the question, has the Philippine economy rejoined the dynamic East Asian mainstream and, if so, what set of policies and priorities are required to maintain the strong economic momentum of recent years? Successive chapters address issues related to growth and poverty, infrastructure and urbanization, education, health, the environment, energy, development finance, and governance and institutions.

This volume has been written with a broad audience in mind. First and foremost it is for readers in, and interested in, this fascinating and important country with a population that now exceeds 100 million people. Second, it will appeal to those in the broader development community with an interest in the analytical and policy challenges that democratic, middle-income countries face as they struggle to lift their citizens out of poverty and to achieve broad-based and environmentally sustainable growth.

“[T]his rather impressive volume on the Philippine economy …[a]uthored by renowned Filipino scholars and serious observers of the Philippine economy ... is arguably the most comprehensive reference work on the economy since at least the global financial crisis in 2008–9 and will likely shape the thinking and practice of Philippine development policy in the years ahead."
—Arsenio M. Balisacan
Chairperson, Philippine Competition Commission
Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning and Director General of NEDA, 2012–16

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  • Publisher : ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Publication Date : 2018-11-09
  • Product Code : 9789814786621C00

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Ramon L Clarete ; Emmanuel F Esguerra ; Hal Hill

Ramon L. Clarete is Professor and former Dean of the University of the Philippines School of Economics in Diliman, Quezon City. ; Emmanuel F. Esguerra is Professor of Economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. ; Hal Hill is HW Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies, Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra.