Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Publication covering economics.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, December

Border Economies in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Border Economies in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Edited by Masami Ishida. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, IDE-JETRO Series, 2013. Pp. 362. Over the past ten years, studies on the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have become increasingly...
China and East Asia: After the Wall Street Crisis
China and East Asia: After the Wall Street Crisis. Edited by Lam Peng Er, Qin Yaqing and Yang Mu. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2013. Pp. 332. The discourse on the shape and progress of East Asian regionalism, and China's role in it, has...
China's Economic Rise: Implications for ASEAN Trade Flows
I. Introduction China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. For many, the event was seen as a progressive step for the former communist country in adopting neoliberal economic principals and joining the international legal order governing...
Determinants of the Capital Structure of Listed Vietnamese Companies
I. Introduction Vietnam is one of the most dynamic economies in the Asia-Pacific region and has experienced dramatic changes in its financial system in recent years. Accordingly, Vietnamese enterprises are increasingly able to seek financial capital...
Economic Integration, Location of Industries and Frontier Regions: Evidence from Cambodia
I. Introduction Trade policy affects the geographical location of industries. For example, when a country adopts isolationism and erects high trade barriers, metropolitan areas usually become preferable locations for industries because that is where...
Going beyond the Gini Ratio: Individual Normative Values about Income Inequality in the Philippines
Income inequality affects substantive outcomes such as redistribution and voter turnout. Nevertheless, a country's level of income inequality has a differential impact on citizens' evaluation of the same because individuals have different normative...
Impact of Regional Trade Agreements in East Asia on Members' Trade Flows
I. Introduction Intraregional trade flows in East Asia (1) have increased gradually since the 1990s. One of the most important factors behind this is the proliferation of bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), which are the result of: slow progress...
Investigating the Effects of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia's Microcredit Programmes on Employment in Rural Malaysia
I. Introduction 1.1 Economic Development and Employment in Malaysia Malaysia is a middle-income country and comprises two distinct regions: Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia consisting of the states of Sabah and Sarawak. In the 1970s, the...
In Which Industries to Invest? Aligning Market and Development Incentives in Myanmar
I. Introduction This paper discusses the merits of targeted investment in the context of Myanmar's opening economy. It aims to specifically identify the areas in which investment should be directed in order to maximize development gains. A central...
The Dynamics of Economic Growth: Policy Insights from Comparative Analyses in Asia
The Dynamics of Economic Growth: Policy Insights from Comparative Analyses in Asia. By Vu Minh Khuong. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013. Ppp. 262. Understanding the Asian growth miracle has been a subject of intense discussion in the economic growth...
The Impact of Exchange Rate Fluctuation on Trade Balance in the Short and Long Run: The Case of Vietnam
I. Introduction In Vietnam's current phase of economic development, exports are deemed crucial for growth. Although the county's export-driven industrialization has succeeded with an impressive growth rate of exports (an annual average of 20 per...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Quest for a Twenty-First-Century Trade Agreement
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Quest for a Twenty-first-Century Trade Agreement. Edited by C.L. Lim, Deborah Kay Elms and Patrick Low. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2012. Pp. 356. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an agreement that...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, China and India: Economic and Political Implications
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, China and India: Economic and Political Implications. By Amitendu Palit. New York: Routledge, 2014. Ppp. 172. Amitendu Palit's book is a very useful resource that benefits from its timeliness and focus on a specific...
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