© 1998

Contemporary Economic Issues

Volume 1 Regional Experience and System Reform

  • Justin Yifu Lin

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Regional Experience

  3. System Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. John S. Flemming
      Pages 120-146
  4. Economic Integration

About this book


A guide to the experiences economic reform since the second world war, and system reform and economic integration across the world in the past decade. The first part of the book examines why only a small number of developing countries have succeeded in their modernization attempts this century. What lessons can be learnt from the successes of the East Asian NIEs and failures of other economies to emulate them? The very different experiences of the transition to market economies in the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe and China is the focus of the next section, with comparisons drawn with the Latin American reform experience, especially in Chile. The effects of economic integration schemes are examined in the final sector, with case-studies of Tunisia and Morocco's Free Trade Agreements with the EU, and of economic integration and the Arab-Israeli peace process.


China Developing Countries development East Asia Eastern Europe Economic Development economic integration European Union (EU)

Editors and affiliations

  • Justin Yifu Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong

About the editors

HISHEIM AWARTANI Professor of Economics, AN-najah National University and the Center for Palestine Research Studies, Nablus FOUNG CAI Professor of Economics, Population Institute, China Academy of Social Sciences, Peking VITOZIO CORBO Professor of Economics, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. MAZEH D'BROWSKI Professor of Economics, Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw, Poland JOHN FLEMMING Warden of Wadham College, Oxford ASHOK GUHA Professor of Economics, School of International Studies, Jawashailal Nehzu University, New Delhi WONTACH HONG Professor of Economics, Seoul University, Soeul TAKSTOSHI ITOH Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo EPHTENIM KLEMAN Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel CHUNTRAN MORRISSON Professor of Economics, University of Paris-Sorbonne, Paris HASSOUUA MOUSSA Professor of Economics, Hosei University, Japan and Acadia University, Canada JOHN PAGE The World Bank BECHU TALBI Professor of Economics, University of Tunis, Tunis JOHN UNDERWOOD The World Bank

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