Contemporary Economic Issues: Volume 1 Regional Experience by Justin Yifu Lin (eds.)

By Justin Yifu Lin (eds.)

A advisor to the stories monetary reform because the moment international battle, and process reform and financial integration the world over long ago decade. the 1st a part of the ebook examines why just a small variety of constructing international locations have succeeded of their modernization makes an attempt this century. What classes might be learnt from the successes of the East Asian NIEs and screw ups of alternative economies to emulate them? The very assorted stories of the transition to marketplace economies within the former socialist international locations of jap Europe and China is the point of interest of the subsequent part, with comparisons drawn with the Latin American reform event, in particular in Chile. the results of financial integration schemes are tested within the ultimate quarter, with case-studies of Tunisia and Morocco's unfastened exchange Agreements with the european, and of monetary integration and the Arab-Israeli peace process.

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First, preparing conditions for take-off, especially those with public goods, seems to be an obvious task where the government can help. Also the dynamic change in industrial structure may be helped by subsidies, tax breaks, and tariff protection. Government intervention in order to change resource allocation in favour of particular industries is called 'industrial policy'. This is a rather broad definition, but it is often claimed that the most striking aspect of the economic development of the Japanese and other East Asian economies is its development of manufacturing industries and high-tech industries through industrial policy.

9 CONCLUDING REMARKS The enormous potential in human energy and intelligence can be nullified by institutionalizing a system that represses such latent energies, or a system (or legal regime) that let one energy offset another, or channels energies into the least productive activities. 6 This may be achieved by greatly strengthening the motivation of workers and entrepreneurs by maximizing the potential rates of return on their work, investment and enterprise, so as to harness all the latent energies in the society.

Second, in order to minimize spending of foreign exchange to pay for imports, it was better to import goods as raw as possible, and manufacture in Japan. This led to a policy of importing crude oil but banning petroproducts, such as gasoline. Importation of technology had also to be coordinated to save foreign currency expenditure. Third, a policy preference was given to manufacturing industries with higher value-added content. As Japan imported raw materials and exported finished goods, it was perceived desirable that industries contained a higher amount of the value-added, that is the difference in value between finished products and raw materials.

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