Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Publication covering economics.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, April

Adaptation to Climate Change: Needs and Opportunities in Southeast Asia
I. Introduction The impacts of climate change, which include the increasing frequency and intensity of droughts and storms, and rising sea level, are already being felt in Asia and the rest of the world. Whether induced by climate change or other...
Costs and Benefits of Flue Gas Desulfurization for Pollution Control at the Mae Moh Power Plant, Thailand
I. Introduction Southeast Asia has experienced a massive increase in electricity consumption over the last decade. This trend looks set to continue as industry develops and the region's population rises. Although renewable sources of energy production...
Ecological Solid Waste Management in Suburban Municipalities: User Fees in Tuba, Philippines
I. Introduction Improper solid waste disposal is probably the most important environmental concern facing local governments (Laplante 2003). This is particularly true in the Philippines (World Bank 2001). in response to a garbage crisis, the first...
Mitigating Distributional Impact of Fuel Pricing Reform: The Indonesian Experience
I. Introduction It has been suggested (1) that global fuel subsidies could amount to between US$250 and US$300 billion a year--enough to comfortably pay off sub-Saharan Africa's entire debt burden and still leaves billions of dollars to spare. These...
Mobilizing Resources for Marine Turtle Conservation in Asia: A Cross-Country Perspective
I. Introduction Marine turtles are important, not only for their economic and intrinsic value, but because the presence of an adequate population of marine turtles is often an indicator of healthy marine ecosystem (Perrine 2003). Of the seven...
Payments for Environmental Services in Vietnam: An Empirical Experiment in Sustainable Forest Management
I. Introduction The majority of the poor in Vietnam Five in the country's hilly and mountainous areas. Many upland farmers provide significant environmental services that benefit the wider community. They do this through the environmentally friendly...
Tariff Reductions, Carbon Emissions, and Poverty: An Economy-Wide Assessment of the Philippines
I. Introduction Two issues feature prominently in international negotiations--the fight against climate change, and the liberalization of trade. For countries in the developing world, the impact these issues will have on poverty is critical. Can...
The Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources in Southeast Asia: Issues and Challenges
The environment, climate change and the management of natural resources have been taking centre stage with policy-makers and governments in Southeast Asia. It is now recognized that environmental degradation cannot continue unabated over the long term....
The Impacts of Coal Mining on the Economy and Environment of South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia
I. Coal in Indonesia and Its Environmental Impacts Coal is one of the world's most plentiful energy resources and its use is likely to quadruple by 2020. The world coal trade grew steadily from 386.90 million tons in 1990 to 468.20 million tons...
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