Economy: general, analytical, statistical
Economy: general, analytical, statistical (Burma Economic Watch)
Burma Economic Watch (BEW) aims to provide up-to-date and reliable economic data and commentary on Burma's
economy. It is founded on the principle that it is only when democracy and freedom return to Burma that the country and its
people will be able to achieve their economic potential.
Information on Burma's economy is both difficult to obtain and notoriously unreliable. BEW aims to rectify this by disseminating
dependable information on Burma compiled by the IMF, the World Bank, embassy and foreign government reports, economic
journals, news and business publications and other verifiable sources. Information gleaned from official Burmese Government
sources is used with caution. Burma's military regime stopped publishing its own national accounts data in 1998.
BEW analyses are produced by economists and other specialists who volunteer their time. The documents are free and, with
appropriate acknowledgment, may be quoted without restriction. The BEW analyses are edited by Sean Turnell and Alison
Vicary of the Economics Department, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. We welcome correspondence, contributions
and enquiries. Please address all correspondence to:
Dr Sean Turnell, Economics Department, Macquarie University,
NSW 2109, Australia. email@example.com