Africa and Asia in Comparative Economic Perspective

  • Peter Lawrence
  • Colin Thirtle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Comparing African and Asian Economic Development

    1. Peter Lawrence, Colin Thirtle
      Pages 1-8
  3. Lessons for Africa of the Asian ‘Success’

  4. African and Asian Development Comparisons

  5. Convergence or Divergence?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Kecuk Suhariyanto, Angela Lusigi, Colin Thirtle
      Pages 258-273
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 274-299

About this book


This invaluable collection compares the relatively unsuccessful economic development of Subsaharan Africa with that of the successful Asian economies, especially the Asian 'tigers'. It covers three main areas of comparison: the lessons for Africa from the Asian experience; secondly, the comparisons of various aspects of economic development in Africa and Asia; and finally, convergence: how far the laggard economies are catching up with, or diverging away from, each other.


ASEAN development East Asia Economic Development economic policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Lawrence
    • 1
  • Colin Thirtle
    • 2
  1. 1.Keele UniversityUK
  2. 2.Imperial CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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