Productivity and Economic Performance in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Tsu-Tan Fu, Cliff J. Huang, C. A. Knox Lovell
Edward Elgar Pub., 2002 - Business & Economics - 447 pages
'. . . this voluminous book is well put together and clearly worth a read.' - Renuka Mahadevan, ASEAN Bulletin Following on from their previous book Economic Efficiency and Productivity Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region, the authors in this volume analyse the economic performance of many of the major economies in the Asia-Pacific region including Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and Japan. They examine economic and productivity growth, competitiveness and efficiency developments in the region. An introductory essay by the editors surveys recent economic developments in the region whilst introducing and cohesively integrating the chapters that follow. the studies employ a variety of modern analytical constructs and empirical techniques of open economy growth accounting as well as the measurement of productivity change, technical change and economic efficiency. A number of the chapters examine the entire region while others focus exclusively on a nation or industry. Several chapters study the causes and consequences of the financial crises in the region in 1997 from a recent historical perspective.

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