Taiwan’s Development Experience: Lessons on Roles of Government and Market

  • Erik Thorbecke
  • Henry WanJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

  3. Key Macro Policies and Reforms in Taiwan’s Development

  4. The Liu-Tsiang Policy Proposals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. John C. H. Fei, Yun-Peng Chu
      Pages 177-204
  5. The Role of Agriculture, Industrial Policy, Human Capital and Labor Institutions in Taiwan’s Development

  6. Relevance of the Taiwanese Experience to Other Third World Regions

  7. Conclusions and Epilogue

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 447-454

About this book


Taiwan's Development Experience: Lessons on Roles of Government and Market scrutinizes the main features of the Taiwanese development experience under five interrelated themes and domains:
  • Outward-orientation vs. inward-orientation;
  • Sources of growth;
  • Dynamic balanced growth process: the interaction between agricultural and non-agricultural sectors;
  • The role of government in the transition to a more market-oriented economy; and
  • The potential transferability of the Taiwanese development experience to developing countries.

In addition to highlighting the essential contributions of papers, the Editors also bring out the views and contributions, under each of the above headings, of two distinguished former Cornell University colleagues who are honored at the sponsoring conference - T.C. Liu and S.C. Tsiang.


Agricultural Sector Developing Countries East Asia Economic Development growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik Thorbecke
    • 1
  • Henry WanJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityUSA

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