1. A Poor Young Nation
2. From Independence to Turmoil
3. Political, Economic and Social Developments 2007-2018
4. Population Growth and Job Creation: The Search for a Modern Sector
5. The Agricultural Sector
6. Oil and the Resource Curse
7. Conclusions and a Look to the Future
Mats Lundahl is Professor emeritus of Development Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he held his chair between 1987 and 2013. He has published widely in professional journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Latin American Studies, Human Organization and Comparative Economic Studies. He is also the author or editor of sixty-six books. The most recent one published by Palgrave Macmillan is The Economics of the Frontier: Conquest and Settlement (with Ronald Findlay, 2017). Fredrik Sjoeholm is Professor of International Economics at Lund University and affiliated researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics. Sjoeholm has published a large number of articles on globalization in international journals including the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Geography and European Economic Review. He has also edited two books on Southeast Asia, including Multinational Corporations in Indonesia and Thailand: Wages, Productivity and Exports (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).