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  • The Impact of Local Content Requirements on the Indonesian Manufacturing Industry 

    Negara, Siwage Dharma (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Insttite, 2016-10-30)
    Local content requirements (LCRs) are prohibited under the WTO law as they violate several WTO provisions including the national treatment principle. Nonetheless, many countries, including Indonesia, persistently use LCRs as part of their industrial ...
  • Determinants of Singapore’s Outward FDI 

    Lee, Cassey; Lee, Chew Ging; Yeo, Micheal (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Insttite, 2016-02-15)
    Outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) has been an important element in Singapore’s economic strategy since the 1990s, with the government providing direct and indirect support to support the internationalization process. Recent OFDI trends indicate ...
  • A Review of the Recent Literature on the Institutional Economics Analysis of the Long-Run Performance of Nations 

    Lee, Cassey; Lloyd, Peter (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Insttite, 2016-01-15)
    This paper reviews the recent (post-2000) literature which assesses the importance of institutions as a factor determining cross-country differences in growth rates or in the contemporary level of “prosperity”. It first sketches how institutional ...
  • What Lies Ahead for Malaysian Healthcare? 

    Onn, Lee Poh (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Insttite, 2015-12-30)
    Healthcare in Malaysia has been characterised by a strong public sector presence where government hospitals and clinics acted as a primary source of care. The healthcare system has also been lauded as a model for other developing countries to follow ...

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