Past and Future
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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