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Trade, Foreign Firms, and Economic Policy in Indonesian and Thai Manufacturing

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  • William E. James

    (Nathan Associates, Inc.)

  • Eric D. Ramstetter

    (International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development and Kyushu University)

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    This paper first examines the rapid growth and changing composition of manufactured exports in Indonesia and Thailand, highlighting the rapid growth of office and computer machinery and electric machinery, somewhat slower growth of non-electric and transportation machinery, as well as the low growth of previously large exports of textiles apparel. Second, the important contributions of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) to export growth in the machinery industries, particularly in electric, office, and computing machinery, are documented. Third, the paper describes trade policies in all these industries in some detail, emphasizing how low protection was a key facilitator of rapid export growth in the MNEs that dominated the electric, office, and computing machinery industry, while high protection reduced incentives to export among MNEs in the transportation machinery industry.

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    Paper provided by East-West Center, Economics Study Area in its series Economics Study Area Working Papers with number 78.

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    Length: 27 pages
    Date of creation: May 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ewc:wpaper:wp78

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