Introducing the new textbook “The Economy of South East Asian countries”

Introducing the new textbook “The Economy of South East Asian countries”
The text reveals the current situation in the world’s most dynamic economic region, sets out to reflect the evolving role of the SEA in the global economy, integration initiatives of ASEAN members, ASEAN centrality in the processes taking place in the Asia-Pacific region. It contains relevant up-to-date factual and statistical material, compiles the experience of overcoming underdevelopment and modernization accumulated by ASEAN members over the past 35 years, including newly industrialized countries - rapidly and steadily growing economies, from Singapore to Vietnam.

The textbook is being prepared in a three-year collaborative effort involving 14 researches and professors from leading universities and research institutes (IAAS, IFES RAS, IOS RAS, etc.) under the leadership of the managing editor, Doctor of Science (Economics), chair in Vietnam and ASEAN studies IFES RAS Vladimir M. Mazyrin. He is credited with originating the basic concepts and structure of the textbook as well as 2 chapters of textbook.

It should be noted that it’s been more than 30 years since the previous edition of the textbook on the same subject. The new one not only reflects current realities, but it has considerable bulk and a stronger scientific component, it is more extensive and voluminous, well illustrated. It was arduous to capture and incorporate the necessary material, so the Russian School of Oriental Studies in its economic part has experienced high intense. The new textbook fulfills two functions: it synthesizes and analyses the processes that have taken place in Southeast Asia over the past 35 years, and accumulates vast knowledge and wide practical experience gained by new generations of Russian researchers on individual countries of Southeast Asia and the region as a whole. The textbook includes sections on both overall modern economy development problems of the SEA and each country in particular: Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
Section about Malaysia was written by V.A.Pogodaev.

The textbook has content compliant with the state educational standard. It is specifically intended for students specializing in International Economics, Oriental and Regional Studies. The new edition will be useful both for students, graduate students and professors, as well as for those interested in modern Southeast Asia.