2014 Annual Competitiveness Ranking And Simulation Study For Asean 10 And Development Strategies To Enhance Asia Economic Connectivity

Author: Khee Giap Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813109726
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With the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community in December 2015, ASEAN is at a crossroads once again. Having braved through various crises since its establishment in 1967, how can ASEAN leverage on increasing integration to maintain its growth momentum in the pursuit of greater competitiveness and prosperity? Combining leading-edge research methodologies with an extensive database, the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, has evaluated and tracked competitiveness for the ten ASEAN members annually since 2000. In this second edition, the competitiveness ranking and simulation study for the ASEAN-10 economies are improved and updated with 121 indicators across four environments. The Geweke causality analysis is employed to offer deeper insights into the transitional economies as well as the top performers in the region. These novel empirical frameworks are placed within the overarching strategic thrust of the ASEAN-centric Asia Economic Connectivity Vision 2030 which encompasses astute workable policies through five broad proposals for furthering regional economic cooperation in Asia.

2016 Annual Competitiveness Analysis And Growth Slowdown Analysis For Asean 10

Author: Tan Khee Giap
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813226773
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The book 2016 Annual Competitiveness Analysis and Growth Slowdown Analysis for ASEAN-10 begins by presenting the insights of Mr George Yeo, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, who provides a thoughtful reflection on identities and their continued relevance for policy-making. It then provides an update to the annual competitiveness analysis for ASEAN-10. Based on a rich dataset of 121 indicators, the study covers four environments of competitiveness: (1) Macroeconomic Stability, (2) Government and Institutional Setting, (3) Financial, Businesses and Manpower Conditions, and (4) Quality of Life and Infrastructure Development. It then presents each economy's strengths and weaknesses, and conducts "what-if" policy simulations to offer insights into the ASEAN economies. Furthermore, given prevailing worries about ASEAN economies falling into the "middle-income trap," growth slowdown analysis for the ASEAN economies is conducted. Through income-group specific econometric models, determinants of growth slowdown are identified and predictive probability of slowdown for each ASEAN economy is computed. Finally, progress of economic reforms in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam is evaluated, from which policy implications for these countries' future development are drawn. Contents: A Sense of Self in an Age of Globalisation and ASEAN's Respect for Diversity2016 Update on Annual Competitiveness Analysis for ASEAN-10Growth Slowdown Analysis by Income Thresholds for ASEAN EconomiesTransitional Economies in ASEAN: Reform Progress, Challenges and Policy OptionsPositioning Singapore for the Waves of Change: Building Deep Capabilities for the Future EconomyConcluding Remarks and Future Research Agenda Readership: Researchers and advance graduates studying ASEAN developmental economics. Keywords: Competitiveness;Economic Development;Public Policy;ASEAN;Southeast Asia;Growth Slowdown;Bayesian Model Averaging;Transitional Economies;Cambodia;Laos;Myanmar;Vietnam;CLMV;George Yeo;Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI)Review: "I highly appreciate ACI's effort in conducting research on competitiveness improvement for Asian countries, especially the members of ASEAN over the past few years. We really look forward to deepening research cooperation between VCCI and ACI." Dr Vu Tien Loc Chairman and President Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Vietnam Key Features: Existing global competitiveness rankings such as the World Competitiveness Yearbook by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre and the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report are like beauty contests; they merely identify who are doing well and who are facing challenges, but stop short of giving more constructive advice on improving the rankings. The ACI's competitiveness framework goes one step further by tackling the "so what" question. What is the policy implication of a competitiveness ranking result for a particular economy? Under this overarching framework, ACI combines leading-edge research methodologies with extensive data collection efforts to evaluate and track economic competitiveness for the ASEAN-10 economies since 2000The book benefits from the insights of Mr George Yeo, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, who provides a thoughtful and timely reflections on the nature of human beings' identities and their continued relevance for policy-making. The shock election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States (US) and the victory of the "Leave" campaign during the Brexit referendum in 2016 have served to underscore the fact that the development of human societies is not only driven by economic but also soci

2015 Annual Competitiveness Analysis Agricultural Productivity And Development Vision For Asean 10

Author: Khee Giap Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813147474
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In the tradition of the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS), our research publications make a distinctive contribution to the understanding of economic development in Asia by evaluating and tracking competitiveness for the ten ASEAN member states annually since 2000 through combining leading-edge methodologies with an extensive dataset. In this third edition, the competitiveness ranking and simulation study for ASEAN-10 are improved and updated with 121 indicators across four environments. An in-depth assessment of the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) offers important implications for future integration initiatives in the broader Asia Pacific region. Novel empirical frameworks are also applied to provide an estimation of annual agricultural Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth in eight ASEAN economies and to shed light on the drivers of growth in the travel and tourism industry in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

2015 Annual Competitiveness Analysis And Development Strategies For Indonesian Provinces

Author: Khee Giap Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813207396
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This is the only annual study of Indonesia's sub-national competitiveness landscape of 34 Indonesian provinces that is conducted impartially and aimed towards Indonesian policymakers as well as the international audience. With 103 indicators covering four environments and 12 sub-environments of competitiveness, the study's unique methodology incorporates comparative strengths and weaknesses, and "what-if" policy simulations aimed at policy suggestions for each province. This edition also features a new structure and graphical presentation that offer investors an overview of each province's competitiveness landscape.

2015 Agricultural Productivity Decentralisation And Competitiveness Analysis For Provinces And Regions Of Indonesia

Author: Tan Khee Giap
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813207418
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This book is the only annual study that dissects Indonesia's sub-national competitiveness at both the provincial level (covering 34 provinces) and the regional level (covering six major island groups). Based on a rich dataset of 103 indicators, the study covers four environments of competitiveness: (1) Macroeconomic Stability, (2) Government and Institutional Setting, (3) Financial, Businesses, and Manpower Conditions, and (4) Quality of Life and Infrastructure Development. It also presents each province and region's comparative strengths and weaknesses, and conducts "what-if" policy simulations to propose policy suggestions.

Ranking The Liveability Of The World S Major Cities

Author: Khee Giap Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814417300
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This unique volume aims to provide a first comprehensive assessment on attributes, conditions and characters which constitute a liveable city. The book posits that the degree of liveability depends on five themes: satisfaction with the freedom from want; satisfaction with the state of the natural environment and its management; satisfaction with freedom from fear; satisfaction with the socio-cultural conditions; and satisfaction with public governance. The authors attempt to be more constructive through performing policy simulations by first identifying relative weaknesses and strengths of 64 global cities across major continents including European, Asian, Middle Eastern, North and South American cities. The book also ranks and simulates 36 Asian cities separately, of which many are emerging third-world cities that are in need of policy guidance.

Myanmar

Author: Chenyang Li
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814759910
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"Located at the junction of East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Myanmar is one of the most important countries in the world's geopolitical landscape. Its ongoing political and economic reforms arouse growing concern from the international community, especially great powers like the US, Japan, India and China. Will the domestic reform bring Myanmar back to the international community? How and to which extent does the domestic reform change Myanmar's relations with other countries? This book is based on papers presented at an international conference on Myanmar held at Yunnan University, China in 2014. Based on their long-term observation and studies, experts from China, Laos, Myanmar, Germany, Singapore and the US share their opinions on Myanmar's domestic reform and foreign relations, as well as the current situation and future prospect. This book contributes to better understanding of Myanmar in its dramatic political and social transition"--

Social Development And Social Policy

Author: Dongtao Qi
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981473098X
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' Social policy reforms driven by profound social changes have been a popular and pressing topic worldwide in recent years in both policy and academic circles. In this book, prominent social policy scholars from Europe, North America, and Asia discuss the history of social policies, compare different social development models, and analyze the challenges facing these economies'' social policy reforms. The book provides comprehensive and comparative perspectives and updated data on social development and social policy reforms in the world''s major economies, and particularly, in mainland China. Contents: Preface (Qi Dongtao & Yang Lijun)Europe and the US:Europe''s (Halfway) Social Investment Turn (Anton Hemerijck)Shifting Reform Strategies in European Welfare States (Giuliano Bonoli)The 21st Century Enabling State: Public Support for Private Responsibility in the US (Neil Gilbert)Developed Economies in Asia:Exploring the Japanese Welfare Experience: Toward a Model and a Framework (Masao Watanabe)Social Policy in Korea: Theory and Practice (Christian Aspalter)The Role of Mandatory Retirement Savings in Protecting the Aged in Singapore (M Ramesh)Singapore''s Social Policy: Transition and Rebalancing (Zhao Litao)Social Welfare Expansion and National Health Insurance in Taiwan (Qi Dongtao)Workfare in Hong Kong (Joe C B Leung)Mainland China:Between the State and the Market: The Political Logic of Social Policy Reform in China (Zheng Yongnian)Social Policy and Health Care Reform in China (Åke Blomqvist)Law Enforcement in the Chinese Health System: An Institutional Perspective (Qian Jiwei)Social Protest, State Response, and Regime Legitimacy in China (Cai Yongshun and Zhou Titi)What Took Away Chinese People''s Happiness in the Past Two Decades? China''s Puzzling Happiness Curve (Shan Wei) Readership: Academics, undergraduate and graduate students, professionals and policy makers interested in social development and social policy. '

50 Years Of Indian Community In Singapore

Author: Gopinath Pillai
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813140607
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From Tamils to Malayalees, from Bengalis to Punjabis, the diverse Indian community in Singapore has played a large part in building the country. To understand the Indian community, one must know certain basic facts about them. First is their love for culture which transcends religious and linguistic differences. Some of the best classical Hindustani singers are Muslims. The best Malayalam singer of Hindu religious songs is a Christian. Second is their love of debates. Argument is part of Indian tradition because of the belief that truth can only be arrived at vigorous debate. The third characteristic is the community's respect for education. Indians, across castes and religions have always venerated knowledge and learning as being a value in itself. The fourth characteristic of the Indians is their devoutness: they take their religious duties seriously and perform them regularly. This celebratory volume highlights the progress, contributions and challenges of the community for the past 50 years since Singapore's independence in 1965. Contents:Foreword (S R Nathan)A Place in the Sun (Gopinath Pillai)Indians in the Modelling of the Global Metropolis (Rajesh Rai)Singapore's Indian Heritage Centre: Curating and Negotiating Heritage, Diversity and Identity (Gauri Parimoo Krishnan)Little India: 50 Years of Being and Doing 'Indian' in Singapore (Nirmala Srirekam Puru Shotam)Indian Contribution to Visual and Performing Arts in Singapore(Jaya Mohideen)Fifty Years of Singapore Tamil Literature (A Mani)'Rising from the Ashes': The Development of Hindi in Independent Singapore (Rajesh Rai)Indian Writing in English (Meira Chand)Indian Political Participation in Singapore (Asad Latif)The Indian Contribution to Singapore's Economic Development (Manu Bhaskaran)Less Remembered Spaces and Interactions in a Changing Singapore: Indian Business Communities in the Post-independence Period (Jayati Bhattacharya)Newly Arrived Indian Professionals — Contributing to a Globalising Singapore (Girija Pande)To Singapore with Love... (Uma Rajan)Pakistanis in Singapore (Sajjad Ashraf)The History of Parsis in Singapore (Pesi B Chacha)The Singapore Indian Community towards SG100 (K Kesavapany & Asad Latif) Readership: General.

Asean 2030

Author: ADBI
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 4899740522
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This book investigates long-term development issues for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It finds that with the proper policy mix—including domestic structural reforms and bold initiatives for regional integration—ASEAN has the potential to reach by 2030 the average quality of life enjoyed today in advanced economies and to fulfill its aspirations to become a resilient, inclusive, competitive, and harmonious (RICH) region. Key challenges moving forward are to enhance macroeconomic and financial stability, support equitable growth, promote competitiveness and innovation, and protect the environment. Overcoming these challenges to build a truly borderless economic region implies eliminating remaining barriers to the flow of goods, services, and production factors; strengthening competitiveness and the institutional framework; and updating some governing principles. But ASEAN should not merely copy the European Union. It must maintain its flexibility and pragmatism without creating a bloated regional bureaucracy. The study’s main message is that through closer integration, ASEAN can form a partnership for achieving shared prosperity in the region and around the globe.