Economic Growth and Development in Singapore

Economic Growth and Development in Singapore

Past and Future

Gavin Peebles and Peter Wilson

In this book Gavin Peebles and Peter Wilson offer an historical overview of the rapid growth and development of the Singapore economy, detailing the institutions and policies which have made this growth possible. They examine the current state of the economy and its future in terms of prospective growth and structural change.

Appendix C: Suggestions for further reading

Gavin Peebles and Peter Wilson

Subjects: economics and finance, economic psychology


283 Stephen W.K. Chiu, K.C. Ho and Tai-lok Lui (1995), ‘A tale of two cities rekindled: Hong Kong and Singapore’s divergent paths to industrialism’, Journal of Development Studies, 11 (1). Stephen W.K. Chiu, K.C. Ho and Tai-lok Lui (1997), Global-States in the Global Economy: Industrial Restructuring in Hong Kong and Singapore, Boulder Col.: Westview Press. CHAPTER 5 For a review of Singapore’s monetary experience when consistent sets of data were available see Peebles and Wilson (1996). Luckett et al. (1994) is a short textbook treatment of banking, finance and monetary policy in Singapore. Soh (1990) is a short, but interesting general history of money in Singapore and Monetary Authority of Singapore (2000a) presents its own overview of Singapore’s monetary history. Tan (1999) remains the standard overview of financial matters in Singapore. The Annual Report of the Monetary Authority of Singapore is highly recommended as is its much improved ‘Quarterly Bulletin’ from its Economics Department which often carries reports of interesting bits of recent research of theirs. For taxation matters Asher and Tyabji (1996) is comprehensive but a bit dated and Asher (1999) is worthwhile. Lee Hsien Loong’s speeches on reforming the financial system are collected in Lee (2000b). Mukul Asher and Susan Obsborne (eds) (1980), Issues in Public Finance in Singapore, Singapore: Singapore University Press. CHAPTER 6 Huff (1995) looks at the Singapore model of development in the context of one of the most controversial aspects of the so-called ‘Asian Miracle’, namely the balance between planning and markets in the...

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