ISEAS Economic Working Papers


  • Agglomeration, Human Capital and Foreign Labour: The Case of Malaysia 

    Lee, Cassey (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-09-30)
    Trade, FDI and foreign labour have been key factors in the growth and transformation of Malaysia. The deindustrialization of the Malaysian economy has been attributed by some to the excessive dependence on the relatively low-skilled foreign labour in ...
  • Firm Performance and Structural Change: The Case of Thailand 

    Jitaree, Wisuttorn; Lee, Cassey (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-08-30)
    A key aspect of the development process is structural change. For most countries, this takes the form of a decline in the contribution of the agriculture sector in the economy accompanied by the rise of the shares of manufacturing and services. The ...
  • The Leniency Programme in Malaysia’s Competition Regime: A Critical Evaluation 

    Lee, Cassey (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-07-15)
    Malaysia’s competition law came into force in January 2012. Detailed guidelines on a leniency programme were published in October 2014. Despite the leniency programme being designed based on best-practices found in more mature competition regimes and ...
  • US-China Trade War: Potential Trade and Investment Spill-overs into Malaysia 

    Yean, Tham Siew; Yi, Andrew Kam Jia; Ann, Tee Beng (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-05-15)
    The trade conflict between the US and China has the potential to affect Malaysia’s trade with both countries as both are important trading partners. The imposition of safeguard tariffs by the US will affect Malaysia’s solar exports to the US though its ...

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