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Myanmar’s Integration with the World

Challenges and Policy Options

  • Prabir De
  • Ajitava Raychaudhuri


  • Analyses Myanmar’s trade and connectivity with neighbouring countries

  • Discusses Myanmar’s engagement in ASEAN and other regional integration process and the prospects

  • Presents a crisp policy recommendations to strengthen the Myanmar ‘s integration process with the world


About this book


This book comprehensively investigates the challenges to Myanmar’s access to the global market. Myanmar is a late entrant in the global trade and investment scenario after years of isolation. However, it has large untapped potentials for trade and investment in minerals, agro and forest based industries, other labour intensive industries, services like tourism, IT, etc. Different chapters of the book explore the implication of democratic transition of Myanmar, the progress of Myanmar’s industry and infrastructure, its international linkages and feasible options for integrating more in regional economic groups and also analyses how far Myanmar could exploit the global value chain. Although a number of reports have discussed sector specific prospects of Myanmar, this book is an authoritative work on these aspects for policy planners, academicians, researchers as well as potential investors.


Myanmar Trade Globalisation India-Myanmar relations Regional Cooperation Regional Integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Prabir De
    • 1
  • Ajitava Raychaudhuri
    • 2
  1. 1.Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

About the editors

Prabir De is a Professor at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India. He is also the Coordinator of ASEAN-India Centre (AIC). De works in the field of international economics and has research interests in international trade and development. He was a Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Tokyo, Japan; Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo, Japan; and Visiting Senior Fellow of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand. He has been conducting policy research for several national and international organisations. He has a PhD in Economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He has contributed several research papers in international journals and written books on trade and development.

Ajitava Raychaudhuri is Professor and former Head and Coordinator of Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. A PhD from American University, USA, he was a senior Fulbright Scholar at Economic Growth Center, Yale University, USA and Reid Hall Scholar in Residence of Columbia University, Paris Campus, France. He has undertaken several important projects from UNESCAP, ADB, World Bank, UNDP, PEP, etc. He has also written numerous papers in international and national journals and edited books. 

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