ISEAS Economic Working Papers


  • 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 ...
  • SME Policies and Performance in Malaysia 

    Chin, Yee-Whah; Lim, Ee-Shiang (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-07-30)
    This study aims to achieve two major objectives. First, to assess policies and initiatives implemented for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia from the Eighth Malaysia Plan (2001-2005) to the Eleventh Malaysia Plan ...
  • Territorial Complementarities and Competition for Oil and Gas FDI in the SIJORI Growth Triangle 

    Diez, Javier Revilla; Breul, Moritz; Moneke, Jana (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-05-30)
    After the initial euphoria, the SIJORI Triangle - formed by Singapore, Johor (Malaysia) and Riau Islands (Indonesia) - seems to have been completely forgotten. The growth triangle concept was initiated to enhance foreign investment. This paper aims to ...

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