Sunday, December 30, 2007

Part III of interview of Dr. Kyi May Kaung on Political Economy of Burma by RFA --

Go to

and find BUR-2007-1230-1930

program is 15.47 minutes into the whole broadcast.

Thanks for listening.

Summary: I said that analysts should take a more macro economic approach rather than a micro economic approach and that due to the command economy of the Burmese junta, the people will have a hard time and real economic development will not take place.

Things will be mitigated somewhat by the geographic proximity of the booming Chinese and Indian economies and the discovery of natural gas deposits in Burma.

But very little will trickle down to ordinary people.

I presented a similar argument with more detailed figures in a recent article in

You can find everything I have written by Googling my full name.

Copyright Kyi May Kaung.