Malaysian economic development: looking backward and forward

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    With a population of just under 30 million people and an economy that comprises a little over 0.5 per cent of global GDP (in purchasing power parity terms), Malaysia is a relatively small country. But it has a distinctive and largely successful development record from which many poorer countries could profitably learn. This chapter presents an analytical overview of Malaysian economic development and the challenges the country faces as it attempts to ‘graduate’ from middle to high-income status. Drawing on the chapters that follow, section 2 reviews the past development record, while section 3 identifies the key issues associated with the process of upgrading.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMalaysia's Development Challenges: Graduating from the middle
    Editors Hal Hill, Tham Siew Yean and Ragayah Haji Mat Zin
    Place of PublicationLondon and New York
    PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
    ISBN (Print)9780415614368
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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