2014 Annual Provincial and Regional Competitiveness Analysis for Greater China Economies

Author: Khee Giap Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814730653
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' After more than three decades of rapid growth, China is now entering into the New Normal Era, which will be characterised by slower but sustainable, quality growth for several decades to come. How China will fare under the New Normal Era matters not only for itself but also for its great impact on global prosperity. While presenting as the second instalment of ACI''s annual tracking of the dynamics of competitiveness among 34 Greater China economies, this volume also includes the results of the inaugural regional competitiveness analysis for five regions of Greater China. As regional imbalance in socioeconomic advancement is a serious issue China has to face up to under the New Normal Era, the results of such competitiveness analysis at provincial and regional levels offer insights for policy-makers to help address concerns associated with the regional disparity in development, and facilitate industry leaders and other stakeholders in identifying challenges and opportunities for sound decision making. Contents: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorsList of EconomiesList of AbbreviationsList of Tables and FiguresOrganisation, Structure and Methodology2014 Annual Update on Competitiveness Ranking and Simulation Studies for 34 Greater China Economies2014 Inaugural Regional Competitiveness Analysis for Greater ChinaCompetitiveness Analysis on the Eastern Coastal Area in China: Beijing, Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Hebei, Jiangsu, Shandong, Shanghai, Tianjin and ZhejiangCompetitiveness Analysis on the Central China: Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and ShanxiCompetitiveness Analysis on the Western China: Chongqing, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Xinjiang and YunnanCompetitiveness Analysis on the North-Eastern China: Heilongjiang, Jilin and LiaoningCompetitiveness Analysis on Hong Kong, Macau and TaiwanGeweke Causality Analysis on Development Strategies of Jiangsu and TaiwanConclusion and the Way Forward to the "New Normal" for Greater ChinaAppendices:Political Development and Social Experiment in Contemporary ChinaProvincial Level Economies Competitiveness Analysis-List of IndicatorsCompetitiveness Analysis-The AlgorithmRegional Competitiveness Analysis — List of Indicators and Notes on Data Aggregation Method Readership: Scholars and researchers interested in China''s economic development, categorized by provinces. Keywords:Greater China;Competitiveness;Provinces;Regional Competitiveness;Development Strategies;Public Policy "Myriads of political, economic and cultural factors are intertwined in East Asia, making this region both fascinating and challenging as a research topic. ACI has done a remarkable job in tracking and analysing the evolving competitiveness landscape of East Asia and particularly Greater China, resulting in many excellent research findings, which are of great reference value to East Asian countries and the whole world. Shandong Academy of Social Sciences will take every opportunity to cooperate with ACI to study economic development in Shandong province and its neighbouring regions." Dr Tang Zhouyan Dean Shandong Academy of Social Sciences People''s Republic of China "In the debate of pressing socioeconomic issues, there has never been a shortage of advice purely hinged on qualitative reasoning or theoretical arguments. What is lacking in public policy discourse is an evidence-based, quantitative approach driven by objective analysis of empirical data, which is exactly what is embodied in the methodology crafted by ACI to gauge competitiveness at sub-national levels. Therefore, the messages conveyed here will form an invaluable source of reference to inspire better government policy formulation as well as business strategic planning." Professor Lee Cheng-Few Distinguished Professor of Finance and Economics Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University and Editor, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies '

2015 Agricultural Productivity Decentralisation And Competitiveness Analysis For Provinces And Regions Of Indonesia

Author: Tan Khee Giap
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813207418
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This book is the only annual study that dissects Indonesia's sub-national competitiveness at both the provincial level (covering 34 provinces) and the regional level (covering six major island groups). Based on a rich dataset of 103 indicators, the study covers four environments of competitiveness: (1) Macroeconomic Stability, (2) Government and Institutional Setting, (3) Financial, Businesses, and Manpower Conditions, and (4) Quality of Life and Infrastructure Development. It also presents each province and region's comparative strengths and weaknesses, and conducts "what-if" policy simulations to propose policy suggestions.

2015 Annual Competitiveness Analysis and Development Strategies for Indonesian Provinces

Author: Khee Giap Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813207396
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This is the only annual study of Indonesia's sub-national competitiveness landscape of 34 Indonesian provinces that is conducted impartially and aimed towards Indonesian policymakers as well as the international audience. With 103 indicators covering four environments and 12 sub-environments of competitiveness, the study's unique methodology incorporates comparative strengths and weaknesses, and "what-if" policy simulations aimed at policy suggestions for each province. This edition also features a new structure and graphical presentation that offer investors an overview of each province's competitiveness landscape.

2016 Annual Competitiveness Analysis And Development Strategies For Indonesian Provinces

Author: Binte Ahmad Nursyahida
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813226927
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Indonesia's diverse economic landscape and growing importance in the global and regional stages warrant deeper understanding of the economy at sub-national levels. This book by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) is an update of ACI's annual study of the competitiveness landscape of 34 Indonesian provinces. With 100 indicators covering four environments and 12 sub-environments of competitiveness, the study's unique methodology incorporates comparative strengths and weaknesses, and "what-if" policy simulations aimed at policy suggestions for each province. This fourth instalment continues to feature a structure and graphical presentation that offer investors an overview of each province's competitiveness landscape. Coupled with evidence-based findings and analyses, this book is a recommended read for policymakers, stakeholders and general audience interested in the economic developments of Indonesia's provinces. Contents: Overview: Overview of 2016 Annual Update on Competitiveness Analysis of Indonesian ProvincesJATIMNOMICs: A Model of Indonesia Incorporated for Free Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth (by Dr Soekarwo, Governor of East Java Province, Indonesia)Competitiveness Profile of 34 Indonesian Provinces (ACI 2016 Annual Update): Provinces of Sumatra Region: AcehBangka Belitung IslandsBengkuluJambiLampungNorth SumatraRiauRiau IslandsSouth SumatraWest SumatraProvinces of Java Region: BantenCentral JavaDI YogyakartaDKI JakartaEast JavaWest JavaProvinces of Bali — Nusa Tenggara Region: BaliEast Nusa TenggaraWest Nusa TenggaraProvinces of Kalimantan Region: Central KalimantanEast Kalimantan & North KalimantanSouth KalimantanWest KalimantanProvinces of Sulawesi Region: Central SulawesiGorontaloNorth SulawesiSouth SulawesiSoutheast SulawesiWest SulawesiProvinces of Maluku — Papua Region: MalukuNorth MalukuPapuaWest Papua Readership: Policymakers, researchers, and the general audience interested in Indonesia's economic development. Keywords: Competitiveness;Indonesia;Provinces;Investments;Policies;Sub-National;Ranking;Trade;Indicators;Index;ProvincialReview: "The ACI survey provides critical policy insights on competitiveness to lay the groundwork for governments to frame and improve their competitiveness policies, and provides guidance for business-seeking entities to enter the market." Dr Darmin Nasution Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Republic of Indonesia "As I have mentioned several times, this research is very important for Indonesia ... I recommend that this research result be disseminated to all Indonesian bureaucrats of the central government as well as the provincial level." Prof. Dr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto School of Business and Management Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia Key Features: This is the only annual study of Indonesia's sub-national competitiveness landscape which is conducted impartially and aimed towards Indonesian policymakers as well as the international audienceAnalyses in the book are presented in ways that are intuitively comprehensible not only to academics but also to policymakers and business ownersThe book presents a comprehensive analysis based on an extensive da

Probability and Expectation

Author: Zun Shan
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9813141514
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In China, lots of excellent students who are good at maths take an active part in various maths contests and the best six senior high school students will be selected to form the IMO National Team to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad. In the past ten years China's IMO Team has achieved outstanding results — they have won the first place almost every year. The author is one of the senior coaches of China's IMO National Team, whose students have won many gold medals many times in IMO. This book is part of the Mathematical Olympiad Series which discusses several aspects related to maths contests, such as algebra, number theory, combinatorics, graph theory and geometry. This book will, in an interesting problem-solving way, explain what probability theory is: its concepts, methods and meanings; particularly, two important concepts — probability and mathematical expectation (briefly expectation) — are emphasized. It consists of 65 problems, appended by 107 exercises and their answers.

Foreign Direct Investment and Small and Medium Enterprises

Author: Khee Giap Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814678821
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There is a large literature dealing with the spillover effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to emerging and developing economies at the aggregate level. Beyond the aggregate impacts, a growing number of studies also examine the impact of FDI spillovers on firms of different sizes, especially small and medium enterprises (SME). This book is dedicated to exploring issues relating to the various interactions between FDI flows, productivity spillovers and SMEs in Asia and beyond. It studies globalization, FDI, and regional innovation in China, and trade and investment liberalization in India. It analyses how to promote SMEs and enhance labor productivity in Singapore. It investigates the impact of intellectual property rights processes on productivity growth. It documents the use of finance and financing patterns of informal firms. It uses empirical analysis to point out the limitations of traditional banks lending to SMEs and suggests possible policy approaches facilitating them to access growth capital. It also provides an empirical investigation of the main determinants of entrepreneurial activities. Contents:Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Productivity Spillovers and the Role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Financing (Khee Giap Tan and Kong Yam Tan)Globalization, Foreign Direct Investment, and Regional Innovation in China (Yi Zhang and Hein Roelfsema)Trade and Investment Liberalization in India: Implications for Productivity Gains (Ram Upendra Das)Foreign Direct Investment, Intellectual Property Rights, and Productivity Growth (Sasatra Sudsawasd and Santi Chaisrisawatsuk)A New Regime of SME Finance in Emerging Asia: Enhancing Access to Growth Capital and Policy Implications (Shigehiro Shinozaki)Informal Firms and Financial Inclusion: Status and Determinants (Subika Farazi)Promoting SMEs and Enhancing Labor Productivity in Singapore: A Policy Analysis (Khee Giap Tan and Yan Yi Tan)Determinants of Entrepreneurs' Activities: New Evidence from Cross-Country Data (Doaa M Salman) Readership: Academics, policy-makers, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in foreign direct investment, globalization, financing of small and medium enterprises, and labor productivity. Keywords:Foreign Direct Investment;The Spillover Effects;Small and Medium Enterprises;Regional Innovation;Entrepreneurial Activities;Trade and Investment;Bank Lending;Labor Productivity

China s Rise in the Age of Globalization

Author: Jianyong Yue
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319639978
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This book deconstructs a series of myths surrounding China’s economic rise. The first myth is that globalization led directly to China’s rise; the second is that China is another East Asian developmental state; the third that China’s market reform had been implemented in an incremental way; and fourth that China’s ‘resilient authoritarianism’ has been effective in ensuring the country’s economic and political transformation. Yue argues that the China model is one of ‘crony comprador capitalism’ that has hindered the country’s attempts at economic and political modernity. It is argued that the United States’ strategy of integrating China into the international system is self-defeating in the long run; not because such an approach has created a 'restless empire' capable of challenging US primacy, but because the Chinese 'miracle' has subsequently backfired on the liberal order created after World War Two. Covering the entire reform period from the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 to the present day, the author calls for readers to rethink globalization and leave more policy space for China and the developing nations to pursue national development through internal integration, which is more conducive to democratic transition and global peace.

Transfer Pricing and Developing Economies

Author: Joel Cooper
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464809704
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Recent years have seen unprecedented public scrutiny over the tax practices of Multinational Enterprise (MNE) groups. Tax policy and administration concerning international transactions, aggressive tax planning, and tax avoidance have become an issue of extensive national and international debate in developed and developing countries alike. Within this context, transfer pricing, historically a subject of limited specialist interest, has attained name recognition amongst a broader global audience that is concerned with equitable fiscal policy and sustainable development. Abusive transfer pricing practices are considered to pose major risk to the direct tax base of many countries and developing countries are particularly vulnerable because corporate tax tends to account for a larger share of their revenue. This handbook is part of the wider WBG engagement in supporting countries with Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) by protecting their tax base and aims to cover all relevant aspects that have to be considered when introducing or strengthening transfer pricing regimes. The handbook provides guidance on analytical steps that can be taken to understand a country’s potential exposure to inappropriate transfer pricing (transfer mispricing) and outlines the main areas that require attention in the design and implementation of transfer pricing regimes. A discussion of relevant aspects of the legislative process, including the formulation of a transfer pricing policy, and the role and content of administrative guidance, is combined with the presentation of country examples on the practical application and implementation of the arm’s length principle and on running an effective transfer pricing audit program. Recognizing the importance of transfer pricing regulation and administration for the business environment and investor confidence, this handbook aims to balance the general objective of protecting a country’s tax base and raising additional revenue with investment climate considerations wherever appropriate.

Analisis Daya Saing Provinsi dan Wilayah

Author: Khee Giap Tan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813140283
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' Buku ini memuat laporan oleh Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) yang diperbaharui setiap tahunnya untuk menganalisis daya saing Indonesia, baik di 33 provinsi maupun di enam wilayah berdasarkan Masterplan Percepatan dan Perluasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Indonesia (MP3EI). Dengan 104 indikator yang meliputi empat lingkup, metodologi studi yang unik menggabungkan kekuatan dan kelemahan komparatif serta menerapkan analisis kausalitas Geweke untuk beberapa indikator terkait. Terlepas dari hasil skor dan peringkat, simulasi kebijakan "what if" menawarkan rekomendasi praktis bagi masing-masing provinsi untuk meningkatkan daya saing secara komprehensif serta mempercepat pertumbuhan ekonomi dan pembangunan yang berimbang, adil, dan berkelanjutan. Analisis kualitatif dan kuantitatif melalui proses kolaborasi dengan berbagai pemangku kepentingan memberikan alur yang menarik bagi Indonesia untuk mencapai posisi paling strategis baik dalam konteks regional Asia maupun global. The English version of the book can be found at: 2014 Provincial and Inaugural Regional Competitiveness Analysis: Safeguarding Indonesia''s Growth Momentum. Contents:Analisis Peringkat Daya Saing dan Studi Simulasi untuk 33 Provinsi di Indonesia Tahun 2014Peringkat Daya Saing Wilayah dan Strategi Pembangunan untuk Indonesia Tahun 2014: Perspektif Kebijakan KewilayahanAnalisis Daya Saing Wilayah SumateraAnalisis Daya Saing Wilayah JawaAnalisis Daya Saing Wilayah KalimantanAnalisis Daya Saing Wilayah SulawesiAnalisis Daya Saing Wilayah Bali-Nusa TenggaraAnalisis Daya Saing Wilayah Maluku-PapuaAnalisis Geweke dalam Hubungan Kausalitas untuk Provinsi Jawa Timur, Kalimantan Timur, Maluku Utara dan Nusa Tenggara TimurKata Penutup dan Agenda Penelitian BerikutnyaLampiran 1: Daftar IndikatorLampiran 2: Penghitungan Peringkat: AlgoritmaLampiran 3: Catatan Agregasi Data Dari Tingkat Provinsi ke Tingkat Wilayah Readership: Scholars and researchers studying ASEAN economics, in particular Indonesia''s. Keywords:Indonesia;Bahasa;Momentum;Provincial;Analysis'

Evaluation for Better Results

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9292545817
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This book marks 10 years of independent evaluation at the Asian Development Bank. It shares the journey to organizational and financial independence of evaluation and the transformation in evaluation approaches to support effectively accountability and learning. The book captures how evaluation is advancing from largely ex post assessments of programs and projects to a varied set of forward-looking and real time tools and innovations in evaluation methods. This book offers a collection of papers from distinguished development practitioners and evaluators around the world and shares experiences in capacity development for evaluation at the country level. Evaluation for better results requires connecting with development challenges in a changing development context, focusing on and measuring outcomes, and proposing lessons and solutions to improve results. Tried and tested approaches may not be enough by themselves for dealing with unfamiliar situations as well as with past development problems that remain intractable. Innovative approaches are crucial in evaluation methods and outreach to enhance rigor and influence.