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Working PaperVietnam as a Role Model for Development
Vietnam’s development performance since the early 1990s has been one of the strongest in the world, following the introduction of its doi moi (‘renovation’) economic reform programme in 1986...Commerce Economic development Globalization
Book ChapterVulnerability to Globalization in India: Relative Rankings of States using Fuzzy Models
From the book: Globalization and the Poor in AsiaCommerce Globalization Regional economics
Book ChapterResource-Poor Farmers in South India: On the Margins or Frontiers of Globalization
From the book: Globalization and the Poor in AsiaAgriculture Commerce Contracts
Working PaperResource-Poor Farmers in South India: On the Margins or Frontiers of Globalization?
It is often argued that an important reason why globalization may lead to GDP growth but fail to reduce poverty is because the poor are unable to participate in the new market opportunities and are marginalized...Agriculture Commerce Contracts
Working PaperAsia's Labour-Driven Economic Development, Flying-Geese Style: An Unprecedented Opportunity for the Poor to Rise?
The notion of ‘shared growth’ was introduced by the World Bank in recognition of East Asia’s rapid growth accompanied by poverty reduction...Commerce Economic development Labor
Working PaperVulnerability to Globalization in India: Relative Rankings of States Using Fuzzy Models
The net impact of globalization on developing countries, and more specifically on the poorer sections of population in these countries, is complex and context dependent, and hence needs to be analysed empirically...Commerce Globalization Regional economics
Book ChapterTrade and Trade Performance
From the book: China and the Global Economy since 1840Commerce International trade
Working PaperLiberalization of Capital Movements and Trade: Real Appreciation, Employment and Welfare
A two-period, two-sector optimizing model is used to study the effects of liberalization of trade and capital movements on the real exchange rate, unemployment, and welfare...Capital market Commerce Free trade