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National Economic Trends

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Abstract

In order to place the ensuing discussion of labour markets and human resources in context, it will be useful at the outset to review some key aspects of Malaysia’s economic performance. In keeping with national concerns for development with equality, this chapter will consider both economic growth and the distribution of household incomes. The other important element analyzed in this chapter is Malaysia’s management of aggregate demand, with a particular focus on the critical decade of the 1980s and trends in unemployment.

Keywords

Exchange Rate Gross Domestic Product Current Account Aggregate Demand Nominal Exchange Rate 
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Copyright information

© Robert E. B. Lucas and Donald Verry 1999

Authors and Affiliations

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

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