This module is designed for Ph.D students who seek to understand the similarities and differences between the economies of the Southeast Asian states. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of their growth and development experiences. The various domestic and external factors affecting the growth and development performances of these economies, non-economic factors included, are also covered. The module also examines the contemporary political and social issues affecting the economies of the region. An interdisciplinary attitude towards the study of economic development issues is encouraged.