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An Introduction to the Key Issues

Arsenio M. Balisacan and Hal Hill

in The Philippine Economy

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195158984
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869107 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195158989.003.0001
 An Introduction to the Key Issues

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Provides an overview of the book. It illustrates how the chapters are organized to cover the four major facets of the Philippine economy and development policy – the political economy setting, macro and international dimensions, the sectors, and finally social and distributional issues. It features a broad comparative survey of the country's development and highlights the major episodes that have affected this development record. It concludes by explaining the development record and most importantly, the issues and challenges that the country faces.

Keywords: agriculture; development record; economic growth; environment; industry; inequality; macroeconomic policy; political economy; poverty; services; structural change

Chapter.  18745 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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