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Author Sugimoto, Ichirō.

Title Economic growth of Singapore in the twentieth century : historical GDP estimates and empirical investigations / by Ichiro Sugimoto
Published Singapore ; London : World Scientific, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 403 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Economic growth centre research monograph series ; v. 2
Economic growth centre research monograph series ; v. 2
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Maps; List of Abbreviations; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two The Construction of Historical Gross Domestic Product Estimates of Singapore, 1900-39 and 1950-60, at Current and Constant Prices; Chapter Three The Result of GDP Estimates in Singapore and Overall Patterns of Growth for the Twentieth Century; Chapter Four Economic Instability and Economic Growth in Singapore in the Twentieth Century; Chapter Five Government Fiscal Behavior and Economic Growth in Singapore in the Twentieth Century
Summary Research on Singapore's economic history has been complicated by the absence of economic data on pre-independence Singapore. This book aims to fill the gap by presenting a time-series of historical GDP estimates for the periods 1900-39 and 1950-60. The new data presented in the book sheds light on two key aspects of Singapore's economic history, namely the relationship between economic instability and growth, as well as the government's fiscal policy towards economic growth. As the first comprehensive empirical economic history of twentieth-century Singapore, this book is a valuable reference
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-403)
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Subject Economic development -- Singapore.
Singapore -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283148498
9789814317924 (electronic bk.)
9814317926 (electronic bk.)