Institutional Change in Southeast Asia by P-TaylorFrancis


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									Institutional Change in Southeast Asia
European Institute of Japanese Studies East Asian Economics and Business

Editor: Fredrik Sjálm
Editor: José Tongzon
Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of Figures and TablesList of ContributorsAbbreviationsIntroduction Fredrik
Sjöholm and Jose Tongzon1. Institutional Transition and Transition Cost: A Methodological Consideration 
Jang-Sup Shin2. Educational Reforms and Challenges in Southeast Asia Fredrik Sjöholm3. Technological 
Governance in ASEAN - Failings in Technology Transfer and Domestic Research Jon Sigurdson and
Krystyna Palonka4. Interest Rate Policy and Its Implication on the Banking Restructuring Programs in
Indonesia Reza Y. Siregar5. Crisis, Social Sector and Income Distribution in Singapore and Thailand
Pundarik Mukhopadhaya6. Effects of a Crisis? Institutional Adjustment and Pro-poor Growth in Thailand
Pernilla Sjöquist Rafiqui and Örjan Sjöberg7. Singapore's Extra-ASEAN Free Trade Agreements and their
Implications for ASEAN Jose L. Tongzon8. Prospects for Asian Monetary Cooperation: Pipedream or
Possible Reality? Peter Wilson

This book examines the institutional changes taking place in, and challenges facing, the region since
1997. It also describes various differences in the reform process between countries in the region. Sjálm 
and Tongzon argue that the economies of southeast Asia need to reform their institutions if the previous
rapid development is to continue. The institutional weaknesses have been addressed to different degrees
and with different success in the affected countries. Against the backdrop of southeast Asia's importance
in the world economy, it is hardly possible to overestimate the need to understand this process of

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