Institutions for Economic Reform in Asia by Philippa DeeInstitutions for Economic Reform in Asia by Philippa Dee

Institutions for Economic Reform in Asia

EditorPhilippa Dee

Hardcover | February 10, 2009

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In the same way that no economy starts out with the best set of economic policies, no economy starts out with the best institutions to support the policy-making process. Instead, they inherit institutions that reflect their own unique culture and history. The task of structural reform has to be addressed, therefore, in the context of domestic economic and political institutions and processes.

Examining the nature of structural economic reform and the institutional circumstances in which it succeeds or is inhibited, this volume is less about the content of structural reform and more about how to get there. The chapters develop principles governing the types of institutions that are likely to assist the structural reform process, and then examine the application of those principles within a number of case studies. Finally, the volume presents some ideas about how regional cooperation could help to build and support those institutions that in turn support domestic structural reforms.

Consisting of theoretical chapters and country specific case studies, this book draws on experience with structural reform across a range of Asian economies at different stages of economic development. As such it will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian Economics and Development Economics.

Philippa Dee is Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at Australian National University.
Title:Institutions for Economic Reform in AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:February 10, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415550211

ISBN - 13:9780415550215

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPeter Drysdale 2. What is structural reform? Philippa Dee 3. Possible elements of a reform agenda Philippa Dee 4. The role of institutions in structural reformPhilippa Dee 5. Accelerating economic reform in Japan: The role of the Council on Economic and Fiscal PolicyMitsuo Hosen 6. The policy determinants of structural reform in AustraliaGary Banks and Bernard Wonder 7. The policy development process and the agenda for effective institutions in the PhilippinesGilberto M. Llanto 8. Economic reforms in Indonesia after the economic crisisHadi Soesastro, Haryo Aswicahyono and Dionisius A. Narjoko 9. Enhancing institutions and improving regulation: The Malaysian caseShankaran Nambiar 10. Gridlock: Regulatory regimes in the Thai passenger transport sectorPich Nitsmer 11. Institutional changes for private sector development in VietnamVo Tri Thanh and Nguyen Tu Anh 12. China¿s economic reform: Success, problems and challengesHe Fan 13. A strategy for regional cooperation to promote structural reformHadi Soesastro