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Trade and structural change in Pacific Asia /
edited by Colin I. Bradford, Jr. and William H. Branson.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1987.
xix, 558 p. ; 24 cm. --
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1987.
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Papers from a symposium entitled "Global implications of the trade patterns of East and Southeast Asia, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 4-6, 1984 sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Malaysian Economic Association.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-12:
A collection of 16 papers from a symposium titled ``Global Implications of the Trade Patterns of East and Southeast Asia,'' sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The book is divided into five parts, each focusing on different aspects of trade patterns of eight countries in East and Southeast Asia. Part 1 consists of an introduction; Part 2 examines the role of these countries in global trade patterns. Particularly interesting is a paper that compares trade patterns of the US, Europe, and Japan with the newly industrializing countries in Asia. Three papers in Part 3 examine in detail the sources and manifestations of internal and external structural changes and their impacts on trade, economic growth, and factor prices of the countries in Pacific Asia. The last two parts include the country papers: Part 4 covers the so-called ``Gang of Four'' (South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore) and Part 5 the ASEAN Four (Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia). Two papers on South Korea and Taiwan analyze the relationship between the export-oriented growth strategy and the high-growth performance of both countries. Four papers in Part 5 treat the process of transformation from the import substitution phase to the export-oriented phase in the four ASEAN economies. These high-quality research papers are written by authorities on the subject and countries under study. Highly recommended for both liberal arts college and research university libraries.-K.B. Lee, Skidmore College
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Main Description
The rapid development of Pacific Asia over the past twenty years offers an excellent opportunity to analyze the dynamics of economic growth. Trade and Structural Change in Pacific Asia explores the nature and causes of changes that have occurred in the economic structure of Pacific Asia, the relationship between these changes and economic growth, and the implications of these changes for trading relationships. Themes in the research reported here includes the sectoral composition of output and trade; rates of structural change in production and exports and their relation to economic growth; the effect of abundant resource endowments on industrialization and manufactured exports; the nature of the mix between active government policies and market forces; and the balance between demand-determined and supply-determined industrialization and exports. Many of the issues explored have important implications for United States foreign economic policy, and the volume includes a look at the basic economic and political forces influencing shifts in United States trade policy in the postwar period. A timely and informative analysis, the volume probes the causes and consequences of economic growth in Pacific Asia, focusing on the interaction of exports of manufactured goods and the developmental process. The results reported contribute to ongoing research in structural change and economic policy and will be important to economists working on empirical patters in international trade and the process of economic development.
Table of Contents
Patterns of Trade and Structural Change
Pacific Asia in Global Trade Patterns
Trade and Structural Interdependence between the United States and the Newly Industrializing Countries
Exports of Manufactures from Developing Countries to the European Community
Japan and Her Asian Neighbors in a Dynamic Perspective
Recent U.S. Trade Policy and Its Global Implications
The South Asian and Pacific Far East Countries in Project Link
Structural Change and Transitional Growth in Pacific Asia
NICs and the Next-Tier NICs as Transitional Economics
The Structure of Trade in Manufactured Goods in the East and Southeast Asian Region
Empirical Tests of Alternative Models of International Growth
The Gang of Four: The Pacific Asian Newly Industrializing Countries
Export-Oriented Growth and Trade Patterns of Korea
Trade Patterns and Trends of Taiwan
Foreign Trade and Economic Growth in Hong Kong: Experience and Prospects
Trends and Patterns of Singapore's Trade in Manufactures
The Asean Four: Next-Tier Newly Industrializing Countries?
Changes in the Malaysian Economy and Trade Trends and Prospects
Trade Patterns and Trends of Thailand
Manufactured Exports and Industrialization: Trade Patterns and Trends of the Philippines
Trade Patterns and Trends of Indonesia
List of Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index
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