Economic Growth and Development in Singapore
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Economic Growth and Development in Singapore Past and Future

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.
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Appendix C: Suggestions for further reading

Gavin Peebles and Peter Wilson

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Appendix C reading Suggestions for further The following suggestions are the more important studies of particular issues covered in each chapter. We also recommend some non-economic readings. CHAPTER 1 Turnbull (1989) remains the best general history of Singapore and Huff (1994) the best economic history, especially on the period before the Second World War. Peebles (2001b) is a short review of the history, institutions and strategy underlying Singapore’s growth. The annual government report published by the Ministry of Information and the Arts with the latest title being Singapore 2001 reviews the main events of the previous year and describes various institutions. Froyen and Low (2001) is a macroeconomic textbook with applications to Asian economies, with some Singapore examples. The other suggestions are general economic studies of Singapore’s modern development. For a recent fictional account of life and political life in Singapore by an author who had her knuckles rapped by the government a few years ago for what they thought were remarks that put her in the political arena see Lim (2001). The book was not published in Singapore and it will be interesting to see what reaction it provokes as it will have people asking how much is fiction and how much is what she believes is fact. It is certain to be thought of as ‘anti-Singapore’ by many. Lim Chong-Yah (1980), Economic Development in Singapore, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong: Federal Publications. Linda Low (1998), The Political Economy of a City-State: Government-made Singapore, Singapore: Oxford University Press. Ooi...

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