Southeast Asia: The Long Road Ahead

Front Cover
World Scientific, 2004 - Business & Economics - 414 pages
2 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Boring, biased, and inaccurate.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This is seriously the worst book you can read about the economics of south-east asia. Since its publication, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur has overtaken Singapore in economic significance in tourisim, trade and even proficiency in the English language.

Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
xi
Preface to the First Edition
xiii
Acknowledgements to the First Edition
xv
Contents
xvii
List of Tables
xxiii
List of Diagrams
xxvii
Overall Picture 2001
xxix
Southeast Asia and Other Regions 2001
xxxi
Prospects and Policy Options
107
Comparative Strategy
126
External Trade
159
Chapter 8 Economic Regionalism
195
Chapter 9 Fiscal Policy
228
Chapter 10 Financial Policy
262
Chapter 11 Population Explosion and Characteristics
292
Chapter 12 The Asian Financial Crisis
327

Basic Facts and Key Dates of Each Southeast Asian Country
xxxiii
Chapter 1 The Land and Its History
1
Chapter 2 Economic Diversity
36
Rice
62
Rubber Oil Palm and Other Crops
86
Chapter 13 Trinity Development Model and Southeast Asian Development
361
Name Index
383
Subject Index
387
Reviews of the First Edition
413
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2004)

Born in the British Straits Settlement of Malacca in 1932, Lim Chong Yah was awarded a Malacca Settlement Scholarship to study Economics at the University of Malaya, then located in Singapore. Later, he won a British Commonwealth Scholarship to read Economics at the University of Oxford, where he obtained his doctorate. He taught Economics at the University of Malaya (in Kuala Lumpur), where he became the first Head of the Division of Applied Economics. Subsequently he was Reader and later Professor and Senior Professor of Economics at the University of Singapore (later renamed the National University of Singapore), where he was also Head of the Department. He is currently Professor of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University and Emeritus Professor at the National University of Singapore.For his eminent scholarship and outstanding public service, Prof Lim has received many distinguished awards, including The Distinguished Service Award by the National Trades Union Congress in 1999 and The Distinguished Service Order (Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang) by the Singapore Government in 2000. There is also a professorship under his name, established by the National University of Singapore. He was conferred the Doctor Honoris Causa by Soka University in Japan, awarded an Honorary Professorship by Hainan University, and appointed Honorary Chairman of the Hainan University Council by the Provincial Government of Hainan. Indiana University conferred on him the John W Ryan Alumni Award for "Distinguished Contribution to International Education".

Bibliographic information