The Encyclopedia of Malaysia: The Economy


Volume editor Dr H. Osman Rani
148 pp, 290 mm x 220 mm

ISBN: 978-981-3018-44-0
RRP USD29.95 buy from amazon

Category: Reference, The Encyclopedia of Malaysia Series
Theme: Malaysia
Series: The Encyclopedia of Malaysia

The 13th volume in The Encyclopedia of Malaysia series provides an in-depth insight into the dramatic transformation of Malaysia from an agrarian economy at Independence in 1957 into a diverse and thriving manufacturing- and service-based economy in 2006.

The volume commences with an overview of Malaysia’s economic history, covering the evolution
of economic policies from Independence to 1970, the formulation of the seminal New Economic Policy
(1971–90), the balanced growth thrusts of the 1990s and finally the shift towards a knowledge-based economy
in the 21st century. The volume continues with an extensive analysis of the various sectors of Malaysia’s economy, and a discussion of the infrastructure and the stable social framework that support and sustain it. The volume concludes by examining the macroeconomic policies implemented by various governmental bodies and agencies,  and Malaysia’s position in the rapidly globalizing world economy.

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Prof. Dr H. Osman Rani is currently Professor of Economics at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. Previously he served as Professor and Dean of Faculty of Economics at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and held visiting appointments in a number of universities overseas. He has authored numerous books and articles with a concentration in development economics.


Sixty-five different topics are explained clearly and concisely by leading local and international academics and subject specialists. Authors include Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Edmund Terence Gomez, Mohd Ismail Merican, Norma Mansor, Mohd Abu Bakar Mohd Noor, Mukhriz Mahathir, Syed Othman Alhabshi and Rajah Rasiah.


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