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1 ECN171: Economy of East Asia TA Section Department of Economics, UC Davis February 4, 2015 Slides revised: February 4, 2015

2 Outline 1 Problem Set #2 2

3 Problem Set #2 1. Using the file PS2data.xls, create two graphs, one for India s inflows of foreign direct investment ( ) and one for India s total domestic stock market capitalization ( ). What appears to have been the effect of the financial reforms of the early 1990s?

4 Problem Set #2 2. From Schuman, Chapter 3: Why was Lee Kuan Yew such a fan of meticulous landscaping, despite Singapore s pervasive poverty in the 1960s? What fraction of Asian-bound FDI did Singapore get in the 1980s? Do you think his method?s worked? 3. What lesson did Ray Vernon impress on Lee Kuan Yew? 4. From Schuman, comparing Chapters 2 and 3: Describe the role of Communism in shaping the economic policies of Park Chung Hee and Lee Kuan Yew.

5 Problem Set #2 5. From Schuman, Chapter 4: What were Hong Kong?s principal exports in 1975? Is this heavy industry? How did Hong Kong s development differ from the other Tigers in terms of government involvement? Why do you think this might have this been the case? 6. From Schuman, Chapter 5: What was Taiwan famous for exporting? 7. What is the incubator effect that Taiwan?s government hoped would emerge in its EPZs? 8. From Schuman, Chapter 7: What was the great policy triumph of Indonesia s Mafia, beginning in the mid-1980s and continuing through the mid-1990s?

6 Midterm Information Midterm: Wednesday, February 11, in class Exam format will be similar to past year exams. regular office hour: Monday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. - noon at 139 SSH no sections next week after midterm additional office hour/review sessions?

7 Midterm Review with 2013 Exam Define the following. keiretsu/white knight/squire defense state capitalism GTCs tunneling internal/external economy of scale quota rent apex firm

8 Midterm Review with 2013 Exam Answer the following. What compelled Japan to establish the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges? How did their emergence influence the evolution of the zaibatsu? Compare this outcome with the effect of the liberalization of stock issuance and trading in India and Thailand in the early 1990s on business group growth and development.

9 Midterm Review with 2013 Exam How did a desire to promote asset ownership by native populations (as opposed to ethnic Chinese minorities or foreigners) contribute to the rise of business groups in some East Asian countries? Give 3 examples. Thailand Malaysia

10 Midterm Review with 2013 Exam When and how did the keiretsu emerge?

11 Midterm Review with 2013 Exam What is industry concentration? Describe 2 policies that have resulted in very high industry concentration in Indonesia (2 policies) and South Korea (2 policies).

12 Midterm Review with 2013 Exam Name one key feature of the financial liberalization in India that began in the early 1990s and one key feature of the financial liberalization in Thailand that began in the late 1980s. Describe one important effect of the liberalization on patterns of firms? growth or access to capital within each economy (one for India and one for Thailand).

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