“This collection of essays provides a wealth of information and analysis about the Philippine economy and the role of agriculture and economic policy in it. The Philippine experience has been quite different from the highly successful Asian economies, with a long period of low growth until the turn of the century and only then greater success. The authors cover not only the Philippine experience but also place it in its Asian context and that of developing countries more generally. They report on the lessons learned, both positive and negative, from the various economic policies that have been adopted, with regard to both agriculture and to economic inequality. Those interested in Philippine economic development, and Asian development more broadly, will find this an important reference work.”
Anne O. Krueger, Senior Research Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; 1st Deputy Managing Director, IMF (2001-6); Vice-President of Economics and Research, World Bank (1982-86)
About the Editiors
Hal Hill is the H. W. Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies at the Australian National University.
Majah-Leah V. Ravago is an associate professor at the Economics Department of the Ateneo de Manila University.
James A. Roumasset is a professor emeritus in the Economics Department and UHERO research fellow, both at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
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