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Jumpstarting South Asia: Revisiting Economic Reforms and Look East Policies

Pradumna B. Rana and Wai-Mun Chia


As is well-known, the seminal work of the late Angus Maddison has established that 2,000 years ago the Indian subcontinent (modern day, South Asia) and China were by far the richest regions of the world. Since the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century, the share of world GDP of the Indian subcontinent had started to decline. This trend reversed somewhat after the economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s. More recently, however, economic growth in South Asia has softened yet once again for several reasons. This book focuses on the slowing pace of economic reforms and outlines a two-pro ... More

Keywords: Jumpstarting South Asia, economic reform, ‘Look East’ policies, Round two of ‘Look East’ policies, production networks, supply chains, unfinished policy reform agenda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199479283
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199479283.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pradumna B. Rana, author
Associate Professor, Centre for Multilateralism Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Wai-Mun Chia, author
Associate Professor of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore