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The evolution of policy behind Taiwan's development success /
by K.T. Li ; with introductory essays by Gustav Ranis and John C.H. Fei.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1988.
xiii, 189 p.
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New Haven : Yale University Press, c1988.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1989-01:
The economy of Taiwan, one of the most successful of the developing countries, is the focus of Li's book. There are a number of publications written by academics on the subject. This volume is unique because it is written by a high-level policymaker who possesses firsthand knowledge of the decision-making process in the Taiwanese government. Li was Minister of Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance during the critical period of the country's economic development (1965-76). He attempts to describe the government's role in the transformation, linking Taiwan's economic development and public policy, and to show how they interacted and evolved with each other. Particular emphasis is directed toward population and work-force policies. There is also a chapter on the role of government in promoting exports through the formation of export-processing zones. Li's personal views on the transferability of Taiwan's development policies to other developing countries are an interesting footnote to the book. The introductory essays are valuable supplements, providing an overview of policy evolution in Taiwan and its comparison to some other developing countries. Some readers may find the "policy matrix" for Taiwan and a statistical appendix for the transition growth phase of Taiwan (1950-86) useful for further study of the country. Upper-division and graduate collections. -K. B. Lee, Skidmore College
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Table of Contents
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The Evolution of Policy in a Comparative Perspective: An Introductory Essayp. 1
A Bird's Eye View of Policy Evolution in Taiwan: An Introductory Essayp. 29
Some Background on Taiwanp. 53
Evolution of Fiscal Policyp. 73
Monetary Reformp. 93
Population Policy and Family Planningp. 131
Manpower Policyp. 149
Export Processing Zonesp. 159
Development of Science and Technologyp. 169
Cross-Strait Policyp. 185
An Integrated View of Policy Evolution in Taiwanp. 207
Final Reflectionsp. 257
Appendix: Policy Matrix and Statistical Tablesp. 263
Indexp. 291
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