Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

By: Ian Coxhead (editor)Paperback

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Now available in paperback, the Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics offers new insights into the rapidly developing economies of Southeast Asia. Despite widespread initial deprivation, Southeast Asia has achieved and sustained a remarkable rate of growth, in the course of which tens of millions have successfully escaped severe poverty. Though the economies of the region vary in many dimensions, integration into the wider East Asian network of production and trade is a notable common feature, one that continues a centuries-long history of engagement with global trade. A second striking feature is the pace and extent of transformation in the structure of production and in sources of household income in the region, which has undergone remarkably rapid industrialization and urban growth. However, the search for sustained and sustainable growth through and beyond middle-income continues to confront pressing economic and policy challenges. This Handbook offers a timely and comprehensive overview of Southeast Asian economic development. Organized according to the logic of chronological and thematic unity, it is structured in these parts: Growth and development over the long term Food, agriculture, and natural resources Trade, investment, and industrialization Population, labor, and human capital Poverty and political economy Twenty-first-century challenges This original Handbook, written by experts in their fields, is unique in the breadth and depth of its coverage. Its forward-looking perspective renders it relevant both now and in the future. This advanced-level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers, and scholars of Asian Studies, Economics, and Southeast Asian Studies.

About Author

Ian Coxhead is a development economist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He is a specialist in economic growth and development, international trade, labor markets and human capital, and household welfare and income distribution, with a strong regional emphasis on Southeast Asia.


Part I: Growth and development over the long term 1. Introduction: Southeast Asia's long transition Ian Coxhead 2. Trade, growth, and distribution in Southeast Asia, 1500-1940 Jeffrey G. Williamson 3. A century of growth, crisis, war and recovery 1870-1970 Anne Booth 4. Lucky countries? Internal and external sources of Southeast Asian growth since 1970 Tracy ThuTrang Phung, Ian Coxhead, and Chang Lian Part II: Food, agriculture, and natural resources 5. The dynamics of agricultural development and food security in Southeast Asia: historical continuity and rapid change C. Peter Timmer 6. Natural resources, the environment and economic development in Southeast Asia Gerald Shively and Tim Smith Part III: Trade, investment, and industrialization 7. Global production sharing, trade patterns, and industrialization in Southeast Asia Prema-chandra Athukorala and Archanun Kohpaiboon 8. Foreign direct investment in Southeast Asia Fredrik Sjoeholm 9. Regional trade agreements and enterprises in Southeast Asia Ganesha Wignaraja Part IV: Population, labor, and human capital 10. The population of Southeast Asia Gavin W. Jones 11. The determinants and long-term projectections of saving rates in Southeast Asia Charles Yuji Horioka and Akiko Terada-Hagiwara 12. Education in Southeast Asia: investments, achievements, and returns Diep Phan and Ian Coxhead 13. Internal and international migration in Southeast Asia Guntur Sugiyarto Part V: Poverty and political economy 14. The drivers of poverty reduction Peter Warr 15. The political economy of policy reform: insights from Southeast Asia Hal Hill Part VI: Twenty-first-century challenges 16. Dual-burdens in health and aging: emerging population challenges in Southeast Asia Jenna Nobles 17. Southeast Asian commercial policy: outward-looking regional integration Hal Hill and Jayant Menon 18. The global financial crisis and macroeconomic policy in Southeast Asia Bhanupong Nidhiprabha 19. Twenty-first century challenges for Southeast Asian economies Ian Coxhead, Thee Kian Wie, and Arief Anshory Yusuf

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  • ISBN13: 9781138313293
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781138313293
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 1138313297

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