The Role of Government in East Asian Economic Development: Comparative Institutional Analysis

“The role of government in East Asian economic development has been a contentious issue. Two competing views have shaped enquiries into the source of the rapid growth of the high-performing Asian economies and attempts to derive a general lesson for other developing economies: the market-friendly view, according to which government intervenes little in the market, and the developmental state view, in which it governs the market…” [Publisher’s book website]

Book review by Terutomo Ozawa in The Journal of Asian Studies, 58 (2): 453-454, May 1999.