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The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies, and Challenges

Arsenio M. Balisacan and Hal Hill


The Philippines is one of the world's development puzzles. Despite having many of the same conditions for successful economic growth as its neighboring East Asian countries, the country missed out almost completely on the Asian boom and never became one of the “Asian tiger” economies. This book presents a comprehensive overview and thorough analysis of the Philippine economic experience. It covers a wide range of specialized subjects including macroeconomic policy, public finance, regional development, social conditions, and the agricultural, industrial, and service sectors. It then highlights ... More

Keywords: development, East Asia, economic development, Philippines, political economy, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195158984
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195158989.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arsenio M. Balisacan, editor
University of the Philippines-Diliman
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Hal Hill, editor
Australian National University
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