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Department of Economics

Professor Anne Booth

BA (Wellington), PhD (ANU)

Overview

Anne E Booth
Department of Economics

Professor of Economics with reference to Asia

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies

Name:
Professor Anne Booth
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4526
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
560

Biography

Education:

Wellington East Girls College 1959-63
Victoria University of Wellington, 1964-7
Australian National University, Canberra, 1971-4

Degrees:

BA (Honours in Economics), 1968 Vicoria University
PhD (Development Economics) 1976, Australian national University
Dissertation: "The Ipeda Land Tax in Indonesia"

Languages:

English: Native Speaker
Indonesian: Reading and speaking ability
French: Reading
Dutch: Reading

Previous Positions:
  • Economic Assistant, Department of the Environment, United Kingdom, 1968-71
  • Postgraduate Student: Australian National University, 1971-74
  • Consultant: National Planning Programme, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, 1975
  • Visiting Lecturer: Hasanuddin University, Ujung Pandang, 1976
  • Lecturer: Department of Economics, University of Singapore, 1976-9
  • Research Fellow: Department of Economics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra 1979-84
  • Senior Research Fellow: Department of Economics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra 1984-91
  • Chief Technical Adviser, Employment Creation Strategy Project, International Labour Organisation, Jakarta: April 1988-April 1989 (On leave from the Australian National University)
Consultancies/Advisory Appointments
  • Consultant, World Bank Mission to Indonesia, February, 1978, on Problems and Prospecst of the Foodcrop Sector
  • Consultant, Overseas Development Administration (United Kingdom) and Dept of Finance (Jakarta) on Central-Local Contributions to the Financing of Agricultural Development December, 1980 to February, 1981. Participated in seminars on central-regional financial relations held under the auspices of the Indonesian Dept of Finance, Jakarta in August, 1980 and November, 1981.
  • Participated in World Bank Mission to Bangladesh, September-October 1985, and prepared a report on prospects for mobilising more revenues from the agricultural sector.
  • Chief Technical Officer, Employment Creation Strategy Project, ILO/UNDP Jakarta 1988/89. In this capacity I was responsible for commissioning a series of reports on aspects of employment strategy in Indonesia; I also prepared two reports myself on employment in agriculture, and an overview report.
  • Team Leader, ILO/UNDP Comprehensive Mission on Employment Strategy and Human Resource Development, Papua New Guinea, 1992. Edited final report published by ILO/ARTEP, 1993

Research

A comparative study of trends in living standards in South East Asia in the 20th century. Decentralization and development in South East Asia with special reference to Indonesia.

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • South East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Indonesia
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Booth, Anne (2009) The Economic Performance of the ASEAN Economies from the mid-1990s. London: Forumpress.

Booth, Anne (2007) Colonial Legacies. Economic and Social Development in East and Southeast Asia. University of Hawai'i Press.

Booth, Anne (1998) Indonesian Economic Development in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: A History of Missed Opportunities. Macmillan (London- Basingstoke).

Edited Books

Booth, A and Mosley, P, eds. (2003) The New Poverty Strategies: What Have They Achieved? What Have We Learned? Palgrave macmillan (UK).

Book Chapters

Booth, Anne (2010) 'Growing public? Explaining the changing economic role of the state in Asia over the twentieth century.' In: Lindblad, J. Thomas and Purwanto, Bambang, (eds.), Merajut sejarah ekonomi Indonesia : essays in honour of Thee Kian Wie : 75 years birthday. Yogyakarta: Penerbit Ombak, pp. 283-326.

Booth, Anne (2010) 'The Plural Economy and its Legacy in Asia.' In: Bogaerts, Els and Raben, Remco, (eds.), Beyond Empire and Nation. Decolonizing Societies in Africa and Asia. Leiden: NIOD and KITLV Press. (In Press)

Booth, Anne (2009) 'Indonesian Colonial Economic Performance in an East Asian Perspective.' In: Post, Peter and Lindblad, Thomas, (eds.), Indonesian Economic Decolonization in Regional and International Perspective. Leiden: KITLV Press, pp. 133-155.

Booth, Anne (2007) 'Can the Taiwan Model of Growth with Equity be Replicated in the South East Asian Context.' In: Greene, Megan and Ash, Robert, (eds.), Taiwan in the 21st Century: Aspects and Limitations of a Development Model. London: Routledge Curzon.

Booth, Anne (2004) 'Southeast Asia's Economic Performance: Achievements and Challenges.' In: Singh, and D, , (eds.), Southeast Asian Affairs 2004. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 18-34.

Booth, Anne (2004) 'Strengthening SME's in Southeast Asia's Agricultural Sector.' In: Hew, and D, and Nee, Wee and L, , (eds.), Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Southeast Asia's Economic Development. Singapre: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 89-118.

Booth, Anne (2003) 'The Changing Importance of Off-farm Income for Agricultural Households in Indonesia.' In: Leinbach, and T, , (eds.), The Indonesian Rural Economy: Mobility, Work and Enterprise. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 15-37.

Booth, Anne (2003) 'The Impact of a Severe Economic Crisis on Poverty and Distribution: An Indonesian Case Study: 1997-1999.' In: Booth, Anne and Mosley, P, (eds.), The New Poverty Strategies: What Have They Achieved: What Have We Learnt. London: Palgrave, pp. 120-145.

Booth, Anne (2003) 'Education, Equality and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region.' In: Andersson, M. and Gunarsson, C., (eds.), Development and Structural Change in the Asia-Pacific. Routledge-Curzon, pp. 148-69.

Booth, Anne (2003) 'Rural Development, Income Distribution and Poverty Decline in South East Asia.' In: Nissanke, M and Aryeetey, E, (eds.), Comparative Development Experiences of Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia. UK: Ashgate, pp. 426-458.

Booth, Anne (2003) 'Indonesia.' In: Mokyr, and J, , (eds.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, vol 3. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 40-43.

Booth, Anne (2003) 'Education in Southeast Asia.' In: Jomo, K. S., (ed.), Southeast Asian Paper Tigers?: From Miracle to Debacle and Beyond. London: Routledge Curzon, pp. 173-195.

Booth, Anne (2001) 'Initial Conditions and Miraculous Growth: Why is Southeast Asia Different from Taiwan and South Korea.' In: S, K, (ed.), Southeast Asia's Industrialization: Industrial Policy, Capabilities and Sustainability. Palgrave, pp. 30-58.

Booth, Anne (2001) 'Poverty, Equity and Living Standards in East Timor: Challenges for the New Nation.' In: Hill, H and Saldanha, J, (eds.), East Timor: Development Challenges for the World's Newest Nation. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore), pp. 241-255.

Booth, Anne (2001) 'Why is South East Asia Different from Taiwan and South Korea?' In: Lawrence, P and Thirtle, C, (eds.), Africa and Asia in Comparative Economic Perspective. Palgrave, pp. 11-33.

Booth, Anne (2000) 'The Impact of the Indonesian Crisis on Welfare: What do we know Two Years On?' In: Manning, C and van, P, (eds.), Indonesia in transition: Social Aspects of Reformasi and Crisis. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 145-162.

Booth, Anne (2000) 'Crisis and Response: Trade and Exchange Rates Policies in Three South East Asian Colonies in the 1930s.' In: Boomgaard, P. and Brown, I., (eds.), Weathering the Storm: The Economies of Southeast Asia in the 1930s Depression. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 274-294.

Booth, Anne (2000) 'Southeast Asia: Towards a Sustained Recovery?' In: Singh, D, (ed.), Southeast Asian Affairs 2000. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, pp. 25-46.

Articles

Booth, Anne (2012) 'Measuring Living Standards in Different Colonial Systems: Some Evidence from South East Asia, 1900–1942.' Modern Asian Studies, 46 (5). pp. 1145-1181.

Booth, Anne (2011) 'Splitting, splitting and splitting again: A brief history of the development of regional government in Indonesia since independence.' Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 167 (1). pp. 31-59.

Booth, Anne (2010) 'Growth and welfare in the new republic: Indonesia in the 1950s.' Itinerario (European Journal of Overseas History), 34 (1). pp. 57-76.

Booth, Anne (2009) 'Globalisation and Poverty: Indonesia in the Twentieth Century.' Economics and Finance in Indonesia, 57 (2). pp. 113-138.

Booth, Anne (2008) 'The Economic Development of Southeast Asia in the Colonial Era, c1870-1942.' History Compass, 6 (1). pp. 25-53.

Booth, Anne (2008) 'West Africa in the Southeast Asian Mirror: The Historical Origins of the Post-1960 Divergence.' Itinerario (European Journal of Overseas History), 32 (3). pp. 61-90.

Booth, Anne (2007) 'Night Watchman, Extractive, or Developmental States? Some Evidence from Late Colonial South-East Asia.' The Economic History Review, 60 (2). pp. 241-66.

Booth, Anne (2005) 'Africa in Asia: The Development Challenges Facing Eastern Indonesia and East Timor.' Oxford Development Studies, 32 (1) . pp. 19-35.

Booth, Anne (2005) 'The Evolving Role of the Central Government in Economic Planning and Policy Making in Indonesia.' Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 41 (2). pp. 197-219.

Booth, Anne (2004) 'Linking, De-Linking and Re-Linking: Southeast Asia in the Global Economy in the Twentieth Century.' Australian Economic History Review, 44 (1). pp. 35-51.

Booth, Anne (2003) 'Four Colonies and a Kingdom: A Comparison of Fiscal, Trade and Exchange Rate Policies in South East Asia in the 1930s.' Modern Asian Studies, 37 (2). pp. 429-60.

Booth, Anne (2003) 'The Burma Development Disaster in Comparative Historical Perspective.' South East Asia Research, vol. 1 . pp. 141-71.

Booth, Anne (2003) 'Decentralization and Poverty Alleviation in Indonesia.' Environment and Planning C, vol. 2 . pp. 181-202.

Booth, Anne (2002) 'The Changing Role of Non-farm Activities in Agricultural Households in Indonesia: Some Insights from the Agricultural Census.' Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, vol. . pp. 179-200.

Booth, Anne (2002) 'Rethinking the Role of Agriculture in the "East Asian" Model: Why is Southeast Asaia Different from Northeast Asia?' ASEAN Economic Bulletin, vol. 1 . pp. 40-51.

Booth, Anne (2002) 'Growth Collapses in Indonesia: A Comparison of the 1930s and the 1990s.' Itinerario (European Journal of Overseas History), vol. . pp. 73-99.

Booth, Anne (2001) 'The causes of South East Asia's Econommic Crisis: A Sceptical Review of the Debate.' Asia Pacific Business Review, vol. 8 . pp. 19-48.

Booth, Anne (2000) 'The Indonesian Crisis of 1997/99 and the Way Out: What are the Lessons of History.' Economic Papers (Economic Society of Australia), vol. 1 . pp. 21-43.

Booth, Anne (2000) 'Poverty and Inequality in the Soeharto Era: An Assessment.' Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 36 (1) . pp. 73-104.

Booth, Anne (1999) 'Initial Conditions and Miraculous Growth: Why is South East Asia Different from Taiwan and South Korea?' World Development, 27, No . pp. 301-321.

Booth, Anne (1997) 'Rapid Economic Growth and Poverty Decline: A Comparison of Indonesia and Thailand: 1981-90.' Journal of International Development, 9, No. . pp. 169-188.

Other

Booth, Anne (2005) 'Did it Really Help to be a Japanese Colony? East Asian Economic Performance in Historical Perspective.' Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

Booth, Anne (2001) 'The Historical Development of the Indonesian Statistical System.' pp. 1-24.

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