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Linkage between rural voters and politicians: effects on rice policies in the Philippines and Thailand

This article explains how linkages between politicians and rural voters affected the design of agricultural policies, using rice in two countries as...

The European Union and China: the need for a more politicised relationship

China and the European Union (EU) in 2016 have one of the largest economic relationships to the world, with a network of strategic dialogues covering...

Land inequality or productivity: what mattered in Southern Vietnam after 1975?

Land redistribution and agricultural collective production were the key components of agrarian reforms implemented by the Vietnamese Communist Party in...

China's banking sector as the foundation of financial reform

China is in the process of undertaking financial reform in many directions—introducing small private banks in the banking sector, promoting bond and...

Fiscal sustainability in Japan

Japanese government debt is at unprecedented levels with a gross debt to gross domestic product ratio of over 230 per cent and a net debt to gross...

Prosperity, sustainability and the measurement of wealth

Gross domestic product (GDP) and household income measures provide invaluable metrics of economic activity in an economy, but they tell us little about...

Take-off, persistence and sustainability: the demographic factor in Chinese growth

With the reduction of the working-age population and the increase of the population dependency ratio as the main indicators of the diminishing demographic...

Making the transition to a low-carbon economy: the key challenges for China

China has realised that for its own sake and from the international community’s perspective, it cannot afford to continue on the conventional path of...

Demographic change in the Asian Century: implications for Australia and the region

Declining fertility and mortality rates in the second half of the twentieth century have led to the twenty-first century being characterised as the...

Australia in the Asian Century

The White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, published in 2012, argued that fundamental policy and attitudinal changes would be required if...

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