Dancing With The Dragon
This book looks at a number of contemporary issues in relation to the current role China plays in trade investments, especially outward investments, a fairly new phenomenon in Australia, Africa, and Europe, three major strategic destinations for China. Through Eurozone crisis, Chinese investments, and migration into Europe, the authors paint a new picture of the world with China, the dragon dancing in the centre of the stage with rotating dancing partners.
They show a new perspective on the China-US relationship, especially through the case of Huawei, the new Chinese telecommunication giant who is consistently challenging the position of CISCO commercially and now politically. This book adds another tool to the tool box of those who are aiming to continue dealing, trading, and working with China and the Chinese.
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This book has a number of pedagogical features that offer the most current and widespread coverage of Malaysian economy. It is written to meet the increasing demand from undergraduate and graduate students to understand the developments in the Malaysian economy over the last 15 years. It provides a detailed exploration of Malaysia’s Macroeconomic structure and also the economic issues of concern to policymakers, academics and industry experts that have changed significantly.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Overview of Malaysian Economy
- Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Policies
- Chapter 3. From Tin to Petroleum
- Chapter 4. Development of Agriculture
- Chapter 5. Industrial Policy and Industralization
- Chapter 6. Innovation and Technological Progress
- Chapter 7. Education and Human Capital Formation
- Chapter 8. Trade and Environment
- Chapter 9. Poverty and Income Distribution
- Chapter 10. Affirmative Action and Ethnic Inequality
- Chapter 11. Privatization of Infrastructure Services in Malaysia
About the Author
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge is a University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Michigan State University, where he has taught since 1991. From 1986 to 1991, he served as Assistant Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Wooldridge has published more than three dozen articles in internationally recognized journals, as well as several book chapters. He is also the author of ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF CROSS SECTION AND PANEL DATA. His work has earned numerous awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Multa Scripsit award from Econometric Theory, the Sir Richard Stone prize from the Journal of Applied Econometrics, and three graduate teacher-of-the-year awards from MIT. A fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Journal of Econometrics, Dr. Wooldridge has been editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and econometrics co-editor of Economics Letters. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Econometrics and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Dr. Wooldridge received his B.A. with majors in computer science and economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego.
About the Author
Mark P. Taylor is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He obtained his first degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. He then worked as a foreign exchange dealer in London for two years while simultaneously studying part-time for a master’s degree in economics at London University, from where he also holds a doctorate in economics. Professor Taylor has taught economics at various universities (including Warwick, Oxford, Marseille and New York), at various levels (from principles courses to advanced graduate and MBA courses) and in various fields (including macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics). He also worked for several years as a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund and before that at the Bank of England. His work has been extensively published in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy and the Economic Journal, and he is today one of the most highly cited economists in the world in economic research. In addition, Professor Taylor has acted as an advisor to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Bank of England, the European Commission and to senior members of the UK government. He is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a member of council of the Royal Economic Society, and a fellow of both the Royal Statistical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. Professor Taylor lives (with his wife and three children and his three dogs named Byron, Shelley and Aphra) near Kenilworth, Warwickshire (where he collects clocks and keeps bees). N. Gregory Mankiw is Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. He has taught macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and principles of economics. Professor Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals such as the AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, and QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS and in more widely accessible forums including THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and FORTUNE. In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Professor Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, he maintains a very popular blog for students of economics at http://www.gregmankiw.blogspot.com.
In line with changes to the Economics syllabus whereby Microeconomics and Macroeconomics are currently taught as separate subjects, the topics in the book relevant to these two areas have been clearly demarcated. Also, to reflect the wider coverage of each topic in the new syllabus, the existing contents have been revised.
Part 1 Microeconomics
- Chapter 1. Introduction to Economics
- Chapter 2. Theories of Demand and Supply
- Chapter 3. Market Equilibrum
- Chapter 4. Consumer Behaviour
- Chapter 5. Elasticity of Demand and Supply
- Chapter 6. Theory of Production and Production Costs
- Chapter 7. Market Structures
Part 2 Macroeconomics
- Chapter 8. Introduction to Macroeconimcs*
- Chapter 9. National Income Accounting
- Chapter 10. National Income Equilibrium
- Chapter 11. Economic Functions and Government Policy*
- Chapter 12. Money and Banking
- Chapter 13. Macroeconomic Problem (Business Cycle, Unemployment and Inflation)
- Chapter 14. International Trade*
- Chapter 15. International Finance*