Call for Papers Economic Development in Laos and the Greater Mekong Region
Deadline: August 31, 2017
National University of Laos
November 2-7, 2017
The 41st Southeast Asia seminar is organized by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University and the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos.
The countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region have experienced dynamic economic development in the recent years. Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos share several common economic development strategies, such as promotion of the agricultural sector, industrialization with foreign technology, as well as management of exports in the natural resources sector. This economic growth trajectory is accompanied by drastic changes in traditional social structures in both urban and rural areas, and poses urgent challenges to ecological sustainability. The seminar will examine the history, mechanisms and future challenges of the region’s economic development and improvement of life for the people of the region.