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Economic Growth of Singapore in the Twentieth Century: Historical GDP Estimates and Empirical Investigations

Author:
Sugimoto, Ichiro

ISBN:
978 981 4317 91 7
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
350
List price(s):
88.00 USD
55.00 GBP

Publication date:
10 December 2020

Short description: 

Research on Singapore's economic history has been complicated by the absence of economic data on pre-independence Singapore. This book sheds light on two key aspects of Singapore's economic history, namely the relationship between economic instability and growth, as well as the government's fiscal policy towards economic growth.

Full description: 

Research on Singapore's economic history has been complicated by the absence of economic data on pre-independence Singapore. This book aims to fill the gap by presenting a time-series of historical GDP estimates for the periods 1900-39 and 1950-60. The new data presented in the book sheds light on two key aspects of Singapore's economic history, namely the relationship between economic instability and growth, as well as the government's fiscal policy towards economic growth. As the first comprehensive empirical economic history of twentieth-century Singapore, this book is a valuable reference source for academics and graduate students interested in development and empirical economics.

Table of contents: 

The Construction of Historical GDP Estimates of Singapore, 1900-39 and 1950-60 at Current and Constant Prices; The Result of GDP Estimates in Singapore and Overall Patterns of Growth for the Twentieth Century; Economic Instability and Economic Growth in Singapore in the Twentieth Century; Government Fiscal Behavior and Economic Growth in Singapore in the Twentieth Century.

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