The Philippine Economy: No Longer the East Asian Exception?

Paperback: $60.00
ISBN-13: 9789814786508
Published: September 2018

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474 pages
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  • About the Book
  • In this volume, a leading group of scholars pose the question, has the Philippine economy rejoined the dynamic East Asian mainstream and, if so, what set of policies and priorities are required to maintain the strong economic momentum of recent years? Successive chapters address issues related to growth and poverty, infrastructure and urbanization, education, health, the environment, energy, development finance, and governance and institutions. The book has been written with a broad audience in mind. First and foremost it is for readers in, and interested in, this fascinating and important country with a population that now exceeds a hundred million. Second, it will appeal to those in the broader development community with an interest in the analytical and policy challenges that democratic, middle-income countries face as they struggle to lift their citizens out of poverty and to achieve broad-based and environmentally sustainable growth.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Ramon L. Clarete, Editor

      Ramon L. Clarete is professor and former dean of the University of the Philippines School of Economics in Diliman, Quezon City.
    • Emmanuel F. Esguerra, Editor

      Emmanuel F. Esguerra is professor of economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics.
    • Hal Hill, Editor

      Hal Hill is HW Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra.