Language : English
Published : 2006-12-01
Pages : 800
Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics 4th International Edition
It has been twenty years since the last edition of this classic book. Kevin Wainwright (British Columbia University and Simon Fraser University), a long time user of the text, has executed the perfect revision: he has updated examples, applications and theory without changing the elegant, precise presentation style of Alpha Chiang. Readers will find the wait was worthwhile.
About the Author
Alpha C. Chiang is a professor at the University of Connecticut Kevin Wainwright is a professor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (Burnaby, BC,Canada).
Written by Emeritus Professor LIM Chong-Yah, Founding Chairman of the tripartite National Wages Council (NWC), this unique volume offers readers an insider’s view of the genesis and the evolution of the wage determination mechanism and system in Singapore under the aegis of the NWC. As a tripartite body dealing with wages, wage policies and wage-related matters and promoting Growth with Equity, the NWC played a critical role in transforming industrial relations in Singapore from the then confrontational approach to that of mutual understanding, esprit de corps and social co-partnership. Drawing from his 30-year experience as NWC Chairman (1972-2001), Singapore’s eminent Economics Professor shares with readers the important process and problems of seeking equitable wage increases through tripartite consensus based on a yearly national wage guideline system. The book also chronicles the role of the NWC in crisis management in 1974, 1985 and 1998, and in Economic Restructuring, 1979-1981. The structure and operation of this unique Singapore institution and the interesting problems of securing unanimity of support from the three tripartite partners are revealed in the book. Some important NWC personalities and their concerns and unique contributions are interestingly covered, anecdotally.
Readership: Undergraduates, postgraduates and general public who have a keen interest in labour economics and industrial relations.
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.
This book is an adaptation of existing book on Managerial Economics published earlier by UOP US. This edition brings the presentation up-to-date with several new topics and local realities which make the text especially relevant for undergraduate students. The text uses the theory of the firm to integrate and link economic theories, decision sciences and various aspects of business administration studies and shows how all these topics are crucial components of managerial decision making
- Complete coverage of topics usually encountered in actual managerial decision making process
- Real local and world case studies
- Updated and expanded chapter-end references
- Exercises and appendices at the end of chapters
- Appendix elaborates the use of Microsoft Excel for simple and multiple regression analyses
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