Economic Development of Myanmar

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2004 - Business & Economics - 287 pages
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There are a number of excellent studies by eminent Myanmar economists as well as scholars from abroad covering different post-war periods and/or various aspects of development in Myanmar. What this book does is to bring them altogether, as it were, under one roof by recasting bits and pieces of their work according to the author’s own understanding. In doing so, a holistic approach was adopted in order to have a well-rounded account of developments over the past fifty years or more. In addition, an attempt has also been made to present the major developments at different periods of time between 1948 and 2000 in a simple, but not over simplified, reader-friendly format so as to reach as wide an audience as possible. It is the author’s ardent wish that not only students and policy-makers, but Myanmar people in all walks of life will read the book, discuss it, and work together for a better future. 

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About the author (2004)

Myat Thein, Professor and Head of the Economics Department from 1988 to 1995, was also Rector of the Institute of Economics, Yangon from 1995 to 1997. He has carried out numerous field surveys all over Myanmar in connection with various projects sponsored by international organizations, and continues working in his retirement. He has been an ASEAN Research Fellow at ISEAS, Singapore (1998); an international economic consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; and a Visiting Research Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (2002). Myat Thein has published and edited a number of books on transitional economies, and has written numerous papers and articles in various national and international journals. He has also participated in a number of regional symposiums as a resource person.

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