Malaysian Economy: Unfolding Growth and Social Change
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
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This book is tailored for introductory courses on the Malaysian economy. Spanning eight chapters, the content focuses on the fundamental knowledge of the local economy. Discussions include the history and development of the Malaysia economy, and the various economic sectors of Malaysia. Also, Islamic perspectives have been included throughout the book, giving it a strong local flavour.
Table of Contents
- Chapter1. Introduction to Economic Development
- Chapter 2. Background of Economic Development
- Chapter 3. Socio-Economic Problems
- Chapter 4. Primary Sector: Agricultural Activity
- Chapter 5. Secondary Sector: Industrial Activity
- Chapter 6. Tertiary Sector: Public and Private Sector
- Chapter 7. Population and Employment
- Chapter 8. Foreign Sector: Important and Impacts of Globalization
Building on the success of previous editions, Economics, Twelfth Edition, has been thoroughly updated and revised. Rigorous yet also accessible to beginners, it provides comprehensive coverage of both introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. The authors balance in-depth explanations of key theoretical concepts with a wide range of real-world examples drawn from around the globe. They incorporate numerous pedagogical features including highlighted definitions of economic terms, short revision questions, and updated end-of-chapter questions.
New to this Edition:
* Incorporates full coverage of the 2008 banking crisis and recession, featuring revised sections on banking, the financial system, and fiscal policy
* Integrates a broad range of international applied examples, including the cost of climate change, celebrity earnings, and global imbalances in the economy
* Includes more end-of-chapter questions
An updated and expanded Companion Website contains resources for students and instructors:
* Self-test questions
* Interactive chapters
* Web links
* Flashcard glossary
* Author’s blog
* Figures from the text
* Instructor’s Manual
* Animated PowerPoint-based slides
* Test bank
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.
Business Economics builds on the authority, clarity and real-world relevance of Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor (two of the world’s leading economists) to create an introductory economics textbook fully focused on the curriculum and pedagogical needs of business economics students. Business Economics has a superb logical structure. The classic ten principles approach to economics is retained and right at the outset the text considers the business environment so immediately establishing the book’s business focus. Both microeconomics and macroeconomics are then comprehensively covered and each perspective is carefully mined for insights directly relevant to business economics students. A final part examines the implications of economic globalization for the conduct of business internationally. Business Economics is a global textbook with a particular focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa; it is replete with examples from all these regions. This text is ideal for use on both business economics degrees and on business economics modules on business, engineering and social science courses at undergraduate level. It is also ideal for use on MBA courses.