Economic Development in Asia, 2e provides the reader with an in-depth theoretical and empirical analysis of current economic trends and policy issues in the countries that comprise developing Asia a vast region extending from the Indian subcontinent to China and Japan.
Each chapter begins with a theoretical foundation that provides the basis for a detailed discussion of major micro- and macroeconomic developments and policy issues in these Asian developing countries. Country and regional examples, along with summaries of empirical studies, are introduced to illustrate different points of view regarding the development experience.
KEY FEATURES UNIQUE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE. Offers an exclusive look at economic growth and development from the viewpoint of Asian developing countries, and the authors own critical interpretation of the issues involved.
UPDATED DATA AND EVELOPMENTS. Explores recent developments in the global economic crisis of 2008/2009 and their impacts on Asia. It includes recent data and developments in agriculture, industry, finance, international trade, poverty, environment, health, and education.
COMPREHENSIVE. The text is based on an extensive review of key contemporary issues in economic development in Asia. Material covers a wide range of topics such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, international trade, human resources and poverty.
SUPPORTING COUNTRY CASE STUDIES. Extensive use of specific country studies with supporting current empirical data from atabases from the Asian Development Bank, United Nations, and World Bank.
FIRM THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL GROUNDING. Careful adaptation of theoretical and empirical materials has been made to reflect and explain economic developments in the Asian region from both micro and macroeconomic point of view.
REVIEW QUESTIONS AND ADDITIONAL READINGS. A section of review questions and list of further readings are provided at the end of each chapter.
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Professor John Malcolm Dowling is currently a visiting professor at the Singapore Management University where he teaches development economics to postgraduate students. Previous to this, he taught Asian Economics at the University of Melbourne in Australia and was Chief Economist for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for some 15 years. He has been published extensively in many international and regional journals on a wide range of issues on growth and economic development in the Asian region.
Professor Maria Rebecca Valenzuela holds a PhD in econometrics and currently is teaching at the Department of Economics, Monash University in Australia. Her research work on poverty, inequality and associated welfare issues has been published extensively in many international and regional scholarly journals. In Australia, she is a national expert in the measurement of living standards and the welfare of children.
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