ISEAS Economics Working Papers

ISEAS Economics Working Paper Series is an online publication produced by researchers and associates of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Papers in these series are work-in-progress and are disseminated to generate feedback for subsequent publication in peer-reviewed outlets. Oriented at both researchers and policy-makers, the ISEAS Economics Working Paper Series seeks to share ongoing research that is relevant and rigorous. Contact:


What Lies Ahead for Malaysian Healthcare?




Malaysia’s Protracted Affirmative Action Policy and the Evolving Bumiputera Commercial and Industrial Community




(De)centralization and the Missing Middle in Indonesia and Malaysia




The Exporting and Productivity Nexus: Does Firm Size Matter?




The Evolution of the Electronics Industry in the SIJORI Cross Border Region




The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: New Paradigm or Old Wine in a New Bottle?




AEC Vision Post-2015: Is an ASEAN Customs Union Feasible?