Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Publication covering economics.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, August

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): The First Decade/Trade Liberalization and APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): The First Decade. Edited by J. Ruland, E. Manske, and W. Draguhn. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2002. Pp. 226.Trade Liberalization and APEC. Edited by J. Okamoto. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004. Pp. 271.These two edited...
Assessing Singapore's Export Competitiveness through Dynamic Shift-Share Analysis
I. Introduction Singapore has enjoyed robust trade growth over the past two decades, with domestic exports (1) expanding by an average of 8 per cent per annum between 1985 and 2001. However, the external landscape has changed significantly over...
Developing Asian Bondmarkets
Developing Asian Bondmarkets. Edited by Takatoshi Ito and Yung Chul Park. Canberra: Asia Pacific Press at the Australian National University, 2004. Pp. 178.This edited volume is the outcome of the 2003 Financial Forum organized by the Pacific Economic...
Disaster Risk Management in Southeast Asia: A Developmental Approach
Countries in disaster-prone regions need to manage their disaster risks with a long-term view, going beyond disaster reconstruction and relief. The heart of a country's strategy for managing disaster risk should not be loss-financing. Instead, it should...
Exchange Rate Volatility and Exports for Selected East Asian Countries: Evidence from Error Correction Model
I. Introduction Exchange rate volatility is a form of risk and obstacle to international trade. Since the breakdown of the Bretton-Wood agreement, the trading nations have embraced a regime of floating exchange rate determination. This transition...
Foreign Investment in Developing Countries
Foreign Investment in Developing Countries. Edited by H. S. Kehal. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Pp. 261.This book is an edited volume consisting of twelve diverse chapters that focuses on the theoretical, empirical, and policy issues...
From Grain-Sized Innovations to Triple-Test Patents in ASEAN: Patterns, Issues, and Implications in Development and Competitiveness
I. Introductory Remarks The dynamics of knowledge generation and diffusion have been fundamentally transformed by the rapid and cumulative progress in science and technology (S&T) and the consequently astounding and continuous decline in the...
How Significant and Effective Has Foreign Aid to Indonesia Been?
With the improvement of relationship with the Western countries after the demise of the Old Order regime of President Soekarno, Indonesia received a large volume of foreign aid that played a crucial role in the recovery of the economy. Indonesia remained...
How Significant and Effective Has Foreign-Aid to Indonesia Been?
I. Introduction As the aid flow is becoming more stringent and tied to policy reforms amidst growing or at best stagnant world poverty, the debate about the effectiveness of foreign aid has once again returned to the centre stage of development...
Innovative East Asia: The Future of Growth
Innovative East Asia: The Future of Growth. By Shahid Yusuf et al. Washington, D.C.: World Bank and Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. 439.The seduction of the universal applicability of successful institutions in a global society has increasingly been...
Political Economy of East Asia: A Business Model
Political Economy of East Asia: A Business Model. By Linda Low. New York: Nova Science Publishers: 2004. Pp. 363.In the book's introduction, the author informs her readers that the task is to derive from both the literature on the East Asian economic...
Role of the State in Contract Farming in Thailand: Experience and Lessons
I. Introduction Contract farming (CF) refers to the production and supply of agricultural produce under advance contracts, the essence of such contracts being a commitment to provide an agricultural commodity of a type, at a time and a price, and...
Rural Development and Agricultural Growth in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand
Rural Development and Agricultural Growth in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Edited by Takamasa Akiyama and Donald F. Larson. Washington, D.C.: World Bank 2004. Pp. 558.This book provides a comprehensive review of rural development and agricultural...