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The Economic Rise of East Asia

Development Paths of Japan, South Korea, and China

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  • Analyzes and compares different East Asian development strategies

  • Offers case studies on the development paths of Japan, South Korea, and China

  • Examines the prolonged periods of rapid growth in East Asia

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Linda Glawe, Helmut Wagner
    Pages 1-13
  3. Japan’s Catching-Up Process

    • Linda Glawe, Helmut Wagner
    Pages 15-65
  4. South Korea’s Catching-Up Process

    • Linda Glawe, Helmut Wagner
    Pages 67-142
  5. The Rise of China

    • Linda Glawe, Helmut Wagner
    Pages 143-241
  6. Current Challenges

    • Linda Glawe, Helmut Wagner
    Pages 289-341
  7. Conclusions

    • Linda Glawe, Helmut Wagner
    Pages 343-350

About this book

In light of the growing global economic importance of East Asia, this book analyzes and compares the extraordinary development paths and strategies of Japan, South Korea, and China. It examines both the factors that enabled these countries’ prolonged periods of high-speed economic growth, and the reasons for their subsequent “cool-downs.” In addition, the book illustrates how their development strategies served as role models for one another, and what current and future developing countries can learn from the East Asian success stories. This book will appeal to scholars and students of economics and development studies with an interest in the East Asian development model.

Keywords

  • Economic growth in East Asia
  • Development strategies of Japan, South Korea, and China
  • Sustainable development
  • East Asian development strategies
  • Middle- or high-income trap in East Asia

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Hagen, Hagen, Germany

    Linda Glawe, Helmut Wagner

About the authors

Linda Glawe is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Hagen (Germany). She holds a M.Sc. and doctoral degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Hagen and is a member of the Center for East Asia Macroeconomic Studies. Her research interests include economic growth and development, institutions, digitalization, and East Asian economics. Her work has been published, among others, in Journal of Comparative Economics, China Economic Review, Asian Economic Papers, Comparative Economic Studies, and Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.

 

Prof. Helmut Wagner is a Professor of Economics at the University of Hagen (Germany), Director of the Center for East Asia Macroeconomic Studies (CEAMeS), and Department Director at the Hagen Institute for Management Studies (Macromanagement). He has also held various visiting positions, e.g. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University of California, Johns Hopkins University (AICGS), the International Monetary Fund, Bank of Japan (IMES), Hitotsubashi University (Japan), and Xiamen University (China). His work has been published, among others, in Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Review of International Economics, China Economic Review, and Journal of Economic Integration.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Economic Rise of East Asia

  • Book Subtitle: Development Paths of Japan, South Korea, and China

  • Authors: Linda Glawe, Helmut Wagner

  • Series Title: Contributions to Economics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87128-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-87127-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-87128-4

  • Series ISSN: 1431-1933

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-7178

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 350

  • Number of Illustrations: 63 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Economic Growth, Economy-wide Country Studies, Development Economics, Development Studies

Buying options

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USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-87128-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
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Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)