Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Publication covering economics.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, August

A Neoclassical Analysis of the ASEAN and East Asian Growth Experience
This study examines the growth experience of the ASEAN and East Asian countries from a neoclassical perspective. Using data from 1960-94 for Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan, the neoclassical...
ASEAN: An Untapped Export Market for Finland and Sweden?
The purpose of this article is to determine potential exports of Finland and Sweden to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and to compare actual exports to the potential, in order to see whether there remain untapped export possibilities...
ASEAN: Greater Integration for More Rapid Recovery
I wish to thank your chairman, my former boss, Bobby Romulo, for inviting me to be around for this meeting of the Standing Committee of PECC. Being here reminds me of my first encounter with PECC. It was at the general meeting in Vancouver, in 1986....
ASEAN on the Road to Recovery
Introductory Address by H.E. Rodolfo C. Severino, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at the Seminar on The Economic Crisis: Roads to Recovery sponsored by the Asian Institute of Development Communication and the Konrad Adenauer...
Asia in Crisis: The Implosion of the Banking and Finance Systems
Asia in Crisis: The Implosion of the Banking and Finance Systems. By Philippe Delhaise. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. Pp. 280. In contrast to a number of other books on the causes of the Asian economic crisis, the book by Delhaise focuses deliberately...
Global Economic Effects of the Asian Currency Devaluations
Global Economic Effects of the Asian Currency Devaluations. By Marcus Noland, Li-Gang Liu, Sharman Robinson and Zhi Wang. Washington, D.C.: Institute for International Economics July 1998. Pp. 104. This study forms part of an Institute of International...
Regional Development in Thailand: Some Observations from the Thai Automotive Industry
The article investigates the location behaviour of firms in the automotive industries in Thailand. Our approach is to use a logit model in order to analyse how the characteristics of the firms and the regions are related to the location decisions of...
South Korea's Financial Crisis in 1997: What Have We Learned?
The South Korean "big bang in 1997" was triggered by both endogenous factors such as moral hazard effects and suboptimal foreign debt management, and negatively affected exogenous factors such as contagion effects of the Asian crisis, co-ordination failure...
Statement by the Secretary-General of ASEAN Welcoming the Kingdom of Cambodia as the Tenth Member State of ASEAN: ASEAN Secretariat, 30 April 1999
Excellencies, Mr Noun Chivorn, Charge d'Affaires of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen A few moments ago, the ceremony for the admission of the Kingdom of Cambodia into ASEAN was held in Hanoi. The admission was...
The Downsizing of Asia
The Downsizing of Asia. By Francois Godemont. London: Routledge, 1999. Pp. 244. From the author who penned The New Asian Renaissance - first published in France in 1993 - now comes one of the more stimulating books yet to appear on the Asian crisis:...
The Export Competitiveness of ASEAN Economies, 1986-95
This article compares changes in the competitive position of five members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia, exporting to the markets of the United States and Japan between...
The Impact of the Economic Crisis on ASEAN: A Blessing in Disguise?
The topic of this forum asks the question: What is the impact of the financial and economic crisis on ASEAN? When the crisis broke into public view, the answer was immediate. The "observers" and "analysts" perennially quoted in the media had their answer:...
The Labor Factor in ASEAN's Recovery
I take great pleasure in adding my congratulations to those already extended to you, Mr Chairman, on your assumption of the leadership of the Thirteenth ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting. My congratulations also go to His Excellency Pehin Orang Kaya Laila...
Villain of the Asian Crisis: Thailand or the IMF?
This article traces the roots of the Asian financial crisis in the weakness of the Thai economy. By using an accounting framework, the author demonstrates that the IMF/World Bank structural adjustment programme in the 1980s failed to achieve resource...
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