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I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Singapore : A Case Study in Rapid Development

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Bercuson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781557754639

Keywords: private consumption, wage, gnp, tfp, national saving

Since attaining independence in 1965, Singapore has experienced exceptionally rapid growth, low inflation, and a healthy balance of payments (Chart 1-1). Over the past 30 years, real GDP per capita has grown...

II Accounting for Growth in Singapore

II Accounting for Growth in Singapore »

Source: Singapore : A Case Study in Rapid Development

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Bercuson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781557754639

Keywords: private consumption, wage, gnp, tfp, national saving

Since achieving independence, Singapore has experienced rapid growth. In the period 1960-91, real GDP rose at an average annual rate of 8 1/4 percent, or by 6 1/4 percent a year in per capita terms. In fact,...

III Singapore’s Development Strategy

III Singapore’s Development Strategy »

Source: Singapore : A Case Study in Rapid Development

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Bercuson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781557754639

Keywords: private consumption, wage, gnp, tfp, national saving

In large part, Singapore’s rapid growth can be attributed to policies that promoted macroeconomic stability (low inflation, positive real interest rates, sound fiscal management) and limited relative price d...

IV Fiscal and Monetary Policies

IV Fiscal and Monetary Policies »

Source: Singapore : A Case Study in Rapid Development

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Bercuson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781557754639

Keywords: private consumption, wage, gnp, tfp, national saving

Among the most important factors in explaining Singapore’s rapid development is the ongoing policy commitment to macroeconomic stability. The pursuit of cautious financial policies has underpinned investor c...

V Labor Market Policies

V Labor Market Policies »

Source: Singapore : A Case Study in Rapid Development

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Bercuson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781557754639

Keywords: private consumption, wage, gnp, tfp, national saving

Wages and labor market policies have been cornerstones of Singapore’s development strategy. Over the past three decades, four distinct periods can be identified. In the first (mid-1960s to the late 1970s), p...

VI Singapore’s Experience as an Open Economy

VI Singapore’s Experience as an Open Economy »

Source: Singapore : A Case Study in Rapid Development

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Bercuson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781557754639

Keywords: private consumption, wage, gnp, tfp, national saving

Singapore’s ongoing commitment to a liberal external regime has figured importantly in its development. A capital account almost completely free of restrictions has fostered investment flows. In addition, in...

VII Determinants of Private Saving in Singapore

VII Determinants of Private Saving in Singapore »

Source: Singapore : A Case Study in Rapid Development

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Bercuson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781557754639

Keywords: private consumption, wage, gnp, tfp, national saving

A dissaver in the early 1960s, Singapore over the past three decades has become the thriftiest country in the world, saving on average 41 percent of its GNP in the 1980s. This section presents an econometric...

Malaysia

Malaysia »

Source: Malaysia : Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 1994/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451828214

Keywords: gnp, private consumption, domestic demand, gross domestic product, terms of trade

This paper describes economic developments in Malaysia during the 1990s. Real output growth strengthened to 81/2 percent in 1993 from 7¾ percent in the previous year. In contrast to 1992, however, growth in output...

Demographic Change in Asia

Demographic Change in Asia »

Source: Demographic Change in Asia : The Impacton Optimal National Saving, Investment, and the Current Account

Volume/Issue: 2000/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian McDonald , Serge Bésanger , and Ross Guest

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451853858

Keywords: Current Account Balance, Investments, Aging, Demography, national saving, consumption demands, demographic projections, age group, older people

This paper calculates the levels of optimal national saving, investment, and the current account balance for five Asian economies—Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines—for the...

Food Prices and Political Instability

Food Prices and Political Instability »

Source: Food Prices and Political Instability

Volume/Issue: 2011/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Markus Bruckner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455221066

Keywords: Conflict, Political Institutions, food price, food production, food insecurity, food consumption, Economic Systems: General, General,

We examine the effects that variations in the international food prices have on democracy and intra-state conflict using panel data for over 120 countries during the period 1970-2007. Our main finding is that in Lo...