Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

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Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, December

Aggregate Imports and Expenditure Components in Malaysia
A Cointegration and Error Correction Analysis I. Introduction Many empirical studies on the behaviour of aggregate Malaysian imports have been carried out (Mohammad 1980; Semudram 1982; Awang 1988; MIER 1990; Tang and Mohammad 2000). An even...
Aggregate Imports and Expenditure Components in Malaysia: A Cointegration and Error Correction Analysis
This article examines the long-run relationship between Malaysian aggregate imports and the components of final demand expenditure and relative prices using Johansen multivariate cointegration analysis. An error correction model is proposed to model...
Competition and the World Economy: Comparing Industrial Development Policies in the Developing and Transitional Economies
Competition and the World Economy: Comparing Industrial Development Policies in the Developing and Transitional Economies. By Francisco Sercovich et al. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1999. Pp. 450. This substantial book is a collaborative effort between...
Intra-Southeast Asian Income Convergence
I. Introduction Southeast Asia comprises 10 states -- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) serves as the primary mechanism for...
Multinational Firms and FDI in Southeast Asia
Post-Crisis Changes in the Manufacturing Sector I. Introduction This article examines the effect the recent Asian economic crisis had on the perceptions of multinational enterprises (MNEs) with foreign direct investment (FDI) strategies in the...
Multinational Firms and FDI in Southeast Asia: Post-Crisis Changes in the Manufacturing Sector
The real impact of the Asian Crisis on the activities of multinational enterprises with investments in Southeast Asia is only now becoming apparent. This article provides some of the first empirical evidence on this issue, stemming from a survey conducted...
NAFTA Trade with East Asia
Rules of Origin and Market Access in Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Electrical Machinery I. Introduction Rules of origin are among the most controversial aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Early assessments of NAFTA...
NAFTA Trade with East Asia: Rules of Origin and Market Access in Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Electrical Machinery
Rules of origin govern preferential trade in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). A model of trade in intermediate goods is used to examine the effect of rules of origin on trade between member and non-member countries. High MFN tariffs and...
Prospects in Trade, Investment and Business in Vietnam and East Asia
Prospects in Trade, Investment and Business in Vietnam and East Asia. Edited by Tran Van Hoa. London and New York: MacMillan Press and St. Martin's Press. 2000. Pp. 248. Despite the title's reference to "East Asia", the volume's more narrow aim is "...first...
Singapore and the Asian Economic Crisis
An Assessment of Policy Responses I. Introduction Singapore seems to have weathered the financial storm of East Asia better than most in the region. Yet it was not spared from contagion. Economic growth slowed from 7.8 per cent in 1997 to 1.5...
Singapore and the Asian Economic Crisis: An Assessment of Policy Responses
Singapore seems to have weathered the financial storm of East Asia better than most in the region. Yet it was not spared from contagion. Economic growth slowed from 7.8 per cent in 1997 to 1.5 per cent in 1998. The declining regional demand for Singapore's...
Taiwan's Development Experience: Lessons on Roles of Government and Market
Taiwan's Development Experience: Lessons on Roles of Government and Market. Edited by Erik Thorbecke and Henry Wan. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999. Pp 454. As a general review of Taiwan's 50-year economic development experience, the 16 essays...
Technology, Competitiveness and the State: Malaysia's Industrial Technology Policies
Technology, Competitiveness and the State: Malaysia's Industrial Technology Policies. Edited by Jomo K.S. and Greg Felker. London: Routledge, 1999. Pp. xii + 271. This book is one of two volumes analysing the determinants of technological development...
The Contribution of Foreign Direct Investment to Growth and Stability
A Post-Crisis ASEAN-5 Review I. Introduction The rapid growth enjoyed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was interrupted by the Asian financial crisis in 1997. To date, the ASEAN members are still grappling with the economic...
The Contribution of Foreign Direct Investment to Growth and Stability: A Post-Crisis ASEAN-5 Review
The Asian financial crisis has raised doubts about the role of foreign capital in future economic development of ASEAN. This article looks at the FDI component of foreign capital and examines its contribution to growth and stability in the ASEAN-5 economies....
The Economics of Transition in Laos: From Socialism to ASEAN Integration
The Economics of Transition in Laos: From Socialism to ASEAN Integration. By Yves Bourdet. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2000. Pp. 169. While books on Laos tend to be a rarity, books on the economy of Laos are even more thin on the ground. The Economics...
The Indonesian Economy
The Indonesian Economy. (2nd edition). By Hal Hill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Pp. 366. Hal Hill's latest work is a second edition of his original 1996 volume entitled The Indonesian Economy Since 1966: Southeast Asia's Emerging Giant....
The Sources of Industrial Growth in Indonesia, 1985-95
An Input-Output Analysis I. Introduction Indonesia, as a developing country, has been formulating industrial development strategies since the late 1960s through five-year development plans (REPELITAs), which detail the goals and steps for each...
The Sources of Industrial Growth in Indonesia, 1985-95: An Input-Output Analysis
This article analyses structural changes and the sources of industrial growth in Indonesia between 1985 and 1995 by using the 1985, '90, and '95 input-output tables. It also investigates the changes in the pattern of industrial growth over the 25-year...
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