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JSPES, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Spring 2004 )
pp. 65-85

Thaksinomics: A New Asian Paradigm?

Robert Looney

The Thai economy has performed extremely well in recent years. What is especially interesting is the unique set of economic policies implemented during this period of accelerated growth. Often dubbed "Thaksinomics," these policies represent a distinct break from the past. To Prime Minister Thaksin's followers the new economic measures are not only capable of returning Thailand to the pre-1997 glory days of high growth, but perhaps even more importantly, enabling the country to successfully coexist economically with China.