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Edmund Terence Gomez - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Malaysia provides for interesting paradoxes. Poverty was reduced by adopting a horizontal perspective to policy planning through affirmative action targeting one ethnic group lagging economically in society. However, outcomes of affirmative action include growing wealth and income disparities...

– Pui Yi Wong - 2018 PhD Fellow
UNU-WIDER, Pui Yi Wong - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

In the fall of 2018 UNU-WIDER welcomed 11 doctoral students from around the world as part of our PhD Fellowship Programme. The students, from Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Ethiopia, Togo and Kenya, came to UNU-WIDER for three months to work on their research under the guidance of a UNU-WIDER...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Comparative Evidence From Kenya and Malaysia
Bethuel Kinyanjui Kinuthia - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

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Rajah Rasiah - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite the use of industrial policies to stimulate economic growth by several successful developers, latecomers have faced mixed experiences. Hence, this paper analyses the industrial policy experience of the electronics industry in Malaysia. A blend of institutions have guided technological...

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– Lessons from the Experiences of South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam
Haider A. Khan - , 2013
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K. S. Jomo, Hui Wee Chong - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

Malaysian economic development has been shaped by public policy in response to changing national and external conditions. Public investments peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s, until the policy reversals driven by sovereign debt concerns and new policy ideology fads. Foreign investments continued...

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– Lessons from the Experiences of South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam
Haider A. Khan - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

This piece synthesizes the development strategies of Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and draws some relevant lessons. Using a complex adaptive systems approach, strategic openness, a set of heterodox macroeconomic policies, creation of institutions for productive investment in both...

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Yuqing Xing, Guanghua Wan - The World Economy, 2006

This paper argues that relative exchange rates between the host countries of foreign direct investment affect their competition for FDI. Specifically, if the host country currency appreciates against the source country's currency more than that of its rival, FDI inflows of the host country will...

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– Economic Development, Public Policy and Conflict Containment
K. S. Jomo, Hui Wee Chong - Journal of International Development, 2003

Part of Journal Special Issue Explaining Violent Conflict

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– Economic Development, Public Policy and Conflict Containment
K. S. Jomo, Hui Wee Chong - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

Conflicts within the Malaysian federation have been rooted in socio-economic disparities and the struggle for control of natural resource rents, which State Governments previously had exclusive control over, as originally provided for by the federal constitution. The advance of fiscal...

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– Evidence from Southeast Asia
Peter Warr - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

In recent decades, absolute poverty incidence declined in most countries of Southeast Asia, even though in some of these countries inequality increased at the same time. This paper examines the relationship between these outcomes and the rate of economic growth in the agricultural, industrial and...

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Manuel F. Montes - UNU-WIDER, 1996 - Helsinki, Finland

The emergence of a select group of developing countries as destinations for private portfolio investment in the 1990s (and the subsequent peso crisis in Mexico in 1994) has rekindled the old issues about the responsibilities and capacities public authorities have with regard to managing the...

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