Africa and Asia in Comparative Economic Perspective

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This invaluable collection compares the relatively unsuccessful economic development of Subsaharan Africa with that of the successful Asian economies, especially the Asian "tigers". It covers three main areas of comparison: the lessons for Africa from the Asian experience; secondly, the comparisons of various aspects of economic development in Africa and Asia; and finally, convergence: how far the laggard economies are catching up with, or ...

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Overview

This invaluable collection compares the relatively unsuccessful economic development of Subsaharan Africa with that of the successful Asian economies, especially the Asian "tigers". It covers three main areas of comparison: the lessons for Africa from the Asian experience; secondly, the comparisons of various aspects of economic development in Africa and Asia; and finally, convergence: how far the laggard economies are catching up with, or diverging away from, each other.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780333790298
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 313
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Lawrence is Professor of Political Theory, University of Leicester.

Colin Thirtle is Professor of Agricultural Development Economics, University of Reading.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Ch. 1 Comparing African and Asian Economic Development 1
Pt. I Lessons for Africa of the Asian 'Success' 9
Ch. 2 Why is South-East Asia Different from Taiwan and South Korea? 11
Ch. 3 Lessons for Africa from East Asian Economic Policy 34
Ch. 4 Should Africa Try to Learn from Asia? Lessons for and from Uganda 49
Ch. 5 Aid, Adjustment and Public Sector Fiscal Behaviour: Lessons from a Relatively Poor Performing East Asian Economy 65
Ch. 6 Population Ageing and Care of the Elderly: What Are the Lessons of Asia for sub-Saharan Africa? 78
Pt. II African and Asian Development Comparisons 101
Ch. 7 Regionalism: sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia Compared 103
Ch. 8 Explaining Differences in the Economic Performance of Micro-States in Africa and Asia 128
Ch. 9 Child Activities in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Analysis 158
Ch. 10 The Comparative Performance of African and Latin American Agriculture 185
Ch. 11 The Demand for Money in Selected SADC Countries: Structure, Policy and a Comparison with the ASEAN Countries 202
Ch. 12 Credit to the Government: Central Bank Operation and its Relation to Growth 221
Pt. III Convergence or Divergence? 241
Ch. 13 Convergence or Divergence in and between Developing Regions? 243
Ch. 14 Productivity Growth and Convergence in Asian and African Agriculture 258
Bibliography 274
Index 297
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