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© 1999

Restructuring the Malaysian Economy

Development and Human Resources

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 1-2
  3. The Malaysian Economy: A Summary of Overall Performance, Labour Market Structure, and the Education and Training Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 5-23
    3. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 25-92
    4. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 93-142
  4. Structural Change: Performance and Policies in Separate Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 145-177
    3. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 179-204
    4. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 205-223
    5. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 225-238
  5. Strategies for Managing Human Resources and the Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 241-261
    3. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 263-286
    4. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 287-309
    5. Robert E. B. Lucas, Donald Verry
      Pages 311-314
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-328

About this book

Introduction

An authoritative study of the Malaysian economy and labour market. Malaysia has enjoyed an enviable growth record over twenty-five years which few nations can match, and has also been keen to judge her performance against non-growth criteria of poverty eradication and national unity following the emergence of racial conflict in 1969. There are many lessons for policy-makers elsewhere of this active approach to poverty eradication and social restructuring while generating rapid growth, which stands in sharp contrast to laissez-faire orthodoxy.

Keywords

development growth labor market unemployment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Boston UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University College LondonUK

About the authors

ROBERT E. B. LUCAS is Professor of Economics at Boston University.

DONALD VERRY is Lecturer in Economics at Imperial College, London.

They were jointly Chief Technical Advisers on the Human Resources Development Plan prepared 1991-95 for the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Office, Malaysia, as part of the Sixth Malaysian Plan. They have continued their study of the Malaysian economy extending this study through an International Labour Office and United Nations Development Programme project on which they did the research for this book.

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Reviews

'The book presents...for the first time a complete picture of the interaction of macroeconomic change, economic structure, income distribution, human resource development and employment....Lucas and Verry have produced a very broad, yet detailed study of the changes which the labour market is undergoing along Malaysia's road towards bedoming an industrialised country. It offers fascinating insights into the interrelationships of developement and poses questions which have a more general relevance even outside South East Asia.' - Gus Edgren, Director ILO-SAAT

'This is a most impressive study of Malaysia's experience. Lucas and Verry have brought their endeavours on behalf of the Malaysian Government to a much wider audience.' - Peter Maunder, The Times Higher Education Supplement