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Maritime Governance and South Asia: Trade, Security and Sustainable Development in the Indian Ocean

The rise of China, emergence of India and expansion of other economies in Asia are dramatically changing the Indo-Pacific maritime space. Technological advancements are making our accessibility to resources in, and access to oceans for political, economic and strategic purposes much easier than before. Amidst rising political and other uncertainties and the apparent threats to the ecology of the world’s oceans, there is growing attention among policymakers and researchers towards the management and governance of the oceans. Maritime Governance in South Asia is a timely book. This volume is an outcome of a conference organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies, an autonomous think tank at the National University of Singapore and an institutional member of ARTNeT.

Contemporary South Korean Economy: Challenges and Prospects

In Contemporary South Korean Economy, Chiang provides a critical analysis of the Republic of Korea’s economic development in the two most recent decades. Chiang highlights that most of the literature on the Republic of Korea’s economy focuses on the country’s substantial economic growth periods between the 1960s and 1980s; yet, there is little literature that discusses Republic of Korea’s post-industrialization period. Examining the recent economic performance of the country is important because policymakers can observe whether the Republic of Korea’s export-oriented policies were sustainable in the long-run. This book aims to investigate the core economic structures of the country and issues after attaining its post-war industrialization. Contemporary South Korean Economy is a necessary addition to literature on the country’s miraculous growth.

Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy

In Straight Talk on Trade, economist Dani Rodrik discusses the danger of hyperglobalization – when the rapid expansion in world trade reaches beyond the boundaries of what the global political economy can sustain. He argues that the imbalance between economic integration and global governance is a root cause of many problems that the world faces today.

Regional Integration in South Asia: Essays in Honour of Dr.M Rahmatullah

The rise of Asia represents a seminal turning point in history. Indeed, the next age of globalization could ultimately belong to Asia, reflected by a significant transfer of economic power. As a consequence of Asia’s rise on the global economic map, it has necessitated greater interconnection within, and with, the outside world. This development of interconnection is taking place between nations as well as across regions and sub-regions in Asia...


The Indian Economy: A Macroeconomic Perspective

This book analyses the Indian economy after the 1991 reforms. It draws a panoramic picture of theIndian economy by familiarizing the reader with macroeconomic concepts in context of India. It is an interesting read for both an amateur and an expert looking forward to reform the Indian economy. The text is divided into eight chapters, covering eight major economic challenges of India. Each chapter is further divided into subtopics which elucidate concepts in depth regarding each issue.


Why Growth Matters

Even as protectionist policies resurface and gain traction around the world, Why Growth Matters by Columbia University economists Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya (also the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog Vice-Chairman), offers a vision of growth driven by engagement with the world market and comprehensive reforms to dismantle India’s corrupt license-permit raj.


China's Super Consumers

A half century ago, the increasing household income drove up the consumption level in the United States, contributing to social development and reshaping the global economic landscape. Now as the fast-growing middle class in China gradually becomes the country’s major source of productivity, a rapidly expanding group of Chinese wealthy consumers are changing the world at a pace unprecedented inhuman history, and in ways almost impossible to foresee even a few years before...


China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know

In China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know, Arthur Kroeber examines the recent development and roles of key sectors in China’s economy. He also discusses the hot issues of labour markets, consumer spending, and income inequality. His discussion addresses current problems and how the Government has reacted to them. The last two chapters emphasize the need for China to focus on more efficient growth and its growing impact on the world...


Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Assessment

In February 2016, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was signed by the United States and 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim. As the first mega-regional agreement involving the United States signed in two decades, its economic and social impacts have been under serious discussion among economists...


SINGAPORE 2065 Leading Insights on Economy and Environment from 50 Singapore Icons and Beyond

Recently, Wired.com featured an article titled, “Here’s How People 100 Years Ago Thought We’d Be Living Today.” 1 The article showcased several Victorian postcards that imagined how the future would look like. My favorite is one of a seahorse cavalry. Of course, seahorse cavalries have no place in a modern military force. Divisions of armored tanks, an invention with unimaginable firepower has long replaced cavalries. If few saw the possibility of so formidable a weapon, then even fewer could have imagined advancements as transformational as that of computers and information technology.