2016 Growth Slowdown Analysis by Income Thresholds and Annual Update of Competitiveness Analysis for 34 Greater China Economies


Authors : Khee Giap Tan (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore), Peng Wang (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore), Teleixi Xie (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore)

Publisher : World Scientific

ISBN : 978-981-3226-78-4

"Professor Tan Khee Giap is developing important knowledge at the Asia Competitiveness Institute, to help Singapore gain in-depth knowledge of the economy around us. We will nurture local academics who can produce quality work and contribute to Singapore."
-- Mr. Ong Ye Kung
Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and
Second Minister for Defence, Singapore

"I like the growth slowdown research by the ACI very much. I don't think I have seen any similar Chinese research on the topic, especially at the sub-national level."

"This research offers a very solid database. It also sheds light on important policy implications which are presented in a very graphical manner for both central and local policymakers to use as a policy reference tool."
-- Dr. Sun Jingying
Assistant Professor, Institute of World Economics and Politics
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
This book is an update of the competitiveness rankings for Greater China economies at the sub-national and regional level with the latest available data. The study uses a comprehensive methodology which measures competitiveness across four unique dimensions to provide an in-depth competitiveness analysis for the 34 economies and the five regions of Greater China. It then recommends policy prescriptions which would be relevant to each economy and region based on their specific strengths and weaknesses.

Aside from exploring competitiveness, the book also analyses the growth slowdown phenomenon for Greater China economies by income thresholds. This volume is recommended for scholars and researchers interested in China's economic development.
Tan Khee Giap is a Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) and Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is also the Chairman of the Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation. Upon graduating with a PhD from University of East Anglia, England, in 1987 under the Overseas Research Scheme awarded by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom, he joined the banking sector as a treasury manager and served as secretary to the Assets and Liabilities Committee for three years, thereafter he taught at the Department of Economics and Statistics, National University of Singapore, 1990–1993. Dr Tan joined Nanyang Technological University in 1993 and was Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Office, 2007–2009. He is now with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

Dr Tan has consulted extensively with the various government ministries, statutory boards and government-linked companies of the Singapore government including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Manpower, Housing & Development Board, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board, Trade Development Board, Maritime Port Authority, Ministry of Information, Culture & Arts, Economic Development Board, Ministry of National Development, Media Development Authority, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Singapore Design Council, Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports, Singapore Press Holdings, Mendaki, StarHub, CapitaLand and Great Eastern Life on policies concerning financial, fiscal, trade, tourism, public housing, labour, telecommunication, tourism, liveable cities, creative industry, media, community development, airport and seaport activities. He has also served as a consultant to international agencies such as the Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute, United Nations Industrial Development Group, World Gold Council, ASEAN Secretariat, Central Policy Unit of Hong Kong, Kerzner International, Las Vegas Sands and Marina Bay Sands.

Dr Tan is the lead author for 27 books, serving as journals editor and published widely in international refereed journals. His current research interests include econometric forecasting, Cost of Living Index, Global Liveable Cities Index and competitiveness analysis on 31 provinces in China, 35 states in India and ASEAN-10 economies.

Dr Tan was Deputy President of the Singapore Economic Society, 2004. He served in the 2002 Economic Review Committee (ERC). He has also served as Chairman of the Task Force on Portable Medical Benefits (PMB), as the Deputy Chairman of the IPS Forum for Economic Restructuring (IFER) in 2003 and as a member of the Resource Panel of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Transport, Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade & Industry and Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs since 2007.

Dr Tan has extensively advised and guided multinational corporations leading to public listings especially those companies from Mainland China and Taiwan. He is also currently an Independent Director of the publicly listed BreadTalk Group, Boustead Projects, TEE Land and Chengdu Rural Commercial Bank.

Wang Peng is a Research Fellow at the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining ACI, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics, NUS, and was responsible for conducting undergraduate modules such as Game Theory and Public Economics. Dr Wang received her PhD in Economics from NUS and obtained her Bachelor (Honours) degree in Applied Mathematics from NUS, too. Her research focuses on Organizational Economics, Applied Microeconomics and Public Economics. In particular, she is interested in designing optimal incentives for teams and organizational structure in firms. She has also worked on multi-tasking problems, research joint ventures, and preventative actions of the government. At ACI, her work focuses on competitiveness studies of the Greater China economies. Dr Wang is also involved in the project of city-level competitiveness analysis in collaboration with the Shandong Academy of Social Sciences, China, as well as the cost of living project and city liveability project.

Xie Teleixi currently works as a Research Assistant at the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS). Teleixi graduated with a first-class honours bachelor's degree in Economics from NUS in 2015 and was awarded the Dean's list twice during her studies at NUS. At ACI, her work focuses on data analysis and competitiveness studies of the Greater China economies. She has co-authored an editorial opinion on public policy in Singapore, two journal papers, one on the growth slowdown of Chinese economies in the Journal of Economics and Development Studies and one on causal drivers of the international tourism industry in Tamil Nadu in the International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, as well as a book on the 2015 competitiveness studies of the Greater China economies.
"Professor Tan Khee Giap is developing important knowledge at the Asia Competitiveness Institute, to help Singapore gain in-depth knowledge of the economy around us. We will nurture local academics who can produce quality work and contribute to Singapore."
-- Mr. Ong Ye Kung
Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and
Second Minister for Defence, Singapore

"I like the growth slowdown research by the ACI very much. I don't think I have seen any similar Chinese research on the topic, especially at the sub-national level."

"This research offers a very solid database. It also sheds light on important policy implications which are presented in a very graphical manner for both central and local policymakers to use as a policy reference tool."
-- Dr. Sun Jingying
Assistant Professor, Institute of World Economics and Politics
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

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