The advancement of a nation from poverty to prosperity is not a technical process but a great transformation. At the center of this change are two driving forces - emotion, which is referred to as aspiration, anxiety, and sense of responsibility; and enlightenment, which is associated with the freedom from dogmatism, open-mindedness, and the hunger for learning. It is these two factors that have determined not only the remarkable success of Asia in economic development but also the uniqueness of its growth model. This book examines the rise of Asia in the past two decades and draws lessons from its growth patterns.
Contents: Foreword by Dale W. Jorgenson Preface 1. Introduction 2. Developing Asia in the Global Dynamics of Catching Up and Falling Behind 3. The Rise of Asia 4. Sources of Developing Asia's Economic Growth: Insights from the Standard Growth Accounting Approach 5. Sustaining High Economic Growth in Developing Asia: Strategic Insights and a Catch-up Policy Framework References Index