ISEAS Economic Working Papers


  • Economic Voting and the End of Dominant Party Rule in Malaysia 

    Lee, Cassey (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-02-15)
    This essay seeks to empirically examine economic and non-economic factors that determined the outcomes of the fourteenth general election in Malaysia. In the election, the incumbent coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) which had ruled the country since its ...
  • Manufacturing Performance and Services Inputs: Evidence from Malaysia 

    Lee, Cassey (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-02-15)
    The Malaysian economy has been deindustrializing since the late 1990s. The relative decline of the country’s export-oriented manufacturing sector has led to a decline in the trade ratio. This could reflect a decline in the country’s participation in ...
  • Batam: Life after the FTZ? 

    Negara, Siwage Dharma; Hutchinson, Francis E. (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-10-15)
    Once an island of high-tech production and turbo-charged growth, Batam’s economic fortunes have waned of late. The traditional pillars of the manufacturing sector have contracted, investment levels have fallen, the island’s growth rate is below the ...
  • Education in Malaysia Towards a Developed Nation 

    Wan, Chang Da; Sirat, Morshidi; Razak, Dzulkifli Abdul (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-09-30)
    Education plays a key role in realising Malaysia’s aspirations to be a developed nation. This paper provides a critical assessment of the state of education in Malaysia. The issues that will be discussed in this paper includes the country’s current ...

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