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Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

Edited by: Ian Coxhead

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415659949
eBook ISBN: 9781315742410
Adobe ISBN: 9781317586050

10.4324/9781315742410
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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 sections:

  • 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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Trade, growth, and distribution in Southeast Asia, 1500–1940 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A century of growth, crisis, war and recovery, 1870–1970 Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Lucky countries? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The dynamics of agricultural development and food security in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Natural resources, the environment and economic development in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Global production sharing, trade patterns, and industrialization in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Foreign direct investment in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Regional trade agreements and enterprises in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The population of Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The determinants and long-term projections of saving rates in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Education in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Internal and international migration in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The drivers of poverty reduction Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The political economy of policy reform Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Dual-burdens in health and aging Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Southeast Asian commercial policy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The global financial crisis and macroeconomic policy in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Twenty-first-century challenges for Southeast Asian economies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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