Language : English
Published : 2014-01-11
Pages : 416
Personnel Economics in Practice 3rd Edition
Personnel Economics in Practice, 3rd Edition by Edward Lazear and Michael Gibbs gives readers a rigorous framework for understanding organizational design and the management of employees. Economics has proven to be a powerful approach in the changing study of organizations and human resources by adding rigor and structure and clarifying many important issues. Not only will readers learn and apply ideas from microeconomics, they will also learn principles that will be valuable in their future careers.
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
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.
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