This study examines issues of trade policy in the light of the experience of developing Asian economies. Case studies highlight rapidly unfolding issues in trade and development with reference to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
The issues explored include trade liberalization and industrial adjustment, employment and equity outcomes of export-oriented industrialization, the impact of structural adjustment reforms on savings and investment and the role of foreign direct investment in export expansion.
'This book is an excellent example of careful and solid econometric work in the area of trade and development in Asia and is likely to prove a valuable reference for research scholars and students' - Ramkishen S. Rajan, University of Adelaide
'Athukorala has produced a stimulating and valuable contribution to the literature on trade policies and development' - Alasdair I. MacBean, The Journal of Development Studies