Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Publication covering economics.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, April

ASEAN Prospects for Regional Integration and the Implications for the ASEAN Legislative and Institutional Framework
This article serves as a potential departure point for the ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Organization (AIPO) to better come to terms with the increasingly important process of economic integration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As...
Booty Capitalism: The Politics of Banking in the Philippines
Booty Capitalism: The Politics of Banking in the Philippines. By Paul D. Hutchcroft. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1998. pp. 278. In the 1950s and the 1960s, the Philippines had impressive economic growth coupled with political stability....
Causality between Government Expenditure and Revenue in Malaysia: A Seasonal Cointegration Test
The objective of this article is to empirically incorporate the effect of seasonality in examining the causal relationship between quarterly government revenue and government expenditure in Malaysia for the period 1970.1-1994.4. The seasonal integration...
China: The Consumer Revolution
China: The Consumer Revolution. By Conghua Li. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, 1998, pp. xx + 246. Since China started its full-scale economic reform in both rural and urban areas in the late 1970s, there has been a dramatic socio-economic...
Hanoi Declaration of 1998: 16 December 1998
We, the Heads of State and Government of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in Hanoi for the Sixth ASEAN Summit, Emphasizing the theme of this gathering "Unity and Cooperation for an ASEAN of Peace, Stability and Equitable Development"...
Hanoi Plan of Action
Introduction The Second ASEAN Informal Summit, held in Kuala Lumpur on 15 December 1997, adopted the ASEAN Vision 2020 which sets out. a broad vision for ASEAN in the year 2020: an ASEAN as a concert of Southeast Asian Nations, outward looking, living...
Japanese Views on Economic Development: Diverse Paths to the Market
Japanese Views on Economic Development: Diverse Paths to the Market. Edited by Kenichi Ohno and Izumi Ohno. London: Routledge, 1998. xiv + 332 pp. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the East Asian approach to economic development has been a hot and controversial...
Regional Integration APEC Style: Lessons from Regional Integration EU Style
This article discusses similarities and differences between past EU binding internal liberalization "across the board" in the industrial sector and present so-called voluntary sectoral liberalization of member states of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...
Statement on Bold Measures: Hanoi, Vietnam, 16 December 1998
1. The financial and economic crisis has severely affected the ASEAN economies and business dynamism in the region. In order to regain business confidence, enhance economic recovery and promote growth, the ASEAN Leaders are committed to the realization...
The Politics of Economic Development in Indonesia: Contending Perspectives
The Politics of Economic Development in Indonesia: Contending Perspectives. Edited by Ian Chalmers and Vedi R. Hadiz. London: Routledge, 1997. Pp. xxx + 269. This book is about politics, in the tradition of the Cornell school of Indonesian studies. Indeed,...
The Price Competitiveness of Rice Production in Vietnam: Effects of Domestic Policies and External Factors
This article develops a price competitiveness measure for Vietnam's most important crop, examines its evolution during the recent period of economic reforms, and investigates the relative importance of the following components of the observed changes...
The United States' Antidumping Decisions against the ASEAN Countries
As Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) exports to the United States increased over time, some of those countries became subject to antidumping duties by the United States from 1985. The cumulation proviso introduced in the Trade and Tariff...
Total Factor Productivity Growth in Singapore: A Survey
Since the early 1990s, discussions on total factor productivity (TFP) have become increasingly important for Singapore, and there has been substantial amounts of empirical work done in this area using both cross-country and inter-temporal analysis. This...
Transnational Corporations and Business Networks: Hong Kong Firms in the ASEAN Region
Given the increasingly important role of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the global economy as well as in economic development, it is not surprising that TNCs and their operations have become the focus of many academic studies. The activities of...