Singapore

Markups, Returns to Scale, and Productivity: A Case Study of Singapore's Manufacturing Sector

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The results of this paper challenge the
conventional wisdom in the literature that productivity
plays no role in the economic development of Singapore.
Properly accounting for market power and returns to scale
technology, the estimated average productivity growth is
twice as large as the conventional total factor productivity
(TFP) measures. Using a standard growth accounting
(production function) technique, Young (1992, 1995) found no

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June 2013
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World Bank Group

Financing Health Care : Singapore’s Innovative Approach

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Health care costs are escalating rapidly
in many countries. While many factors contribute to rising
costs, health insurance plays a part by shielding patients
and physicians from the real cost. In an effort to contain
costs, governments, employers, and insurers have modified
payment schemes and coverage, often leading to rationing and
restricted consumer choice and in some cases to denial of
care. Singapore is unique among developed countries in

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August 2012
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

From Efficiency-Driven to Innovation-Driven Economic Growth : Perspectives from Singapore

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This paper looks at Singapore's efforts to transform the economic growth base from one that is predominantly efficiency-driven to one that is more innovation-driven. To accelerate the transition process, the government is aggressively investing in "innovation infrastructure"-systems and institutions that make the city a more conducive environment for innovations. The modus operandi, with a distinctive "winner-picking" flavor, mirrors that of its earlier strategic industrial policy in building up the manufacturing sector.

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June 2012
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Doing Business Economy Profile 2015 : Singapore

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This economy profile for Doing Business
2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for
Singapore. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also
provides data for other selected economies (comparator
economies) for each indicator. Doing Business 2015 is the
12th edition in a series of annual reports measuring the
regulations that enhance business activity and those that
constrain it. Economies are ranked on their ease of doing

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January 2015
Publisher(s)
World Bank Group

Planning Act 1990 ( revised version 1998).

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This Act provides for the urban and not only land development in Singapore, the responsibilities of the land tenants and owners, the planning of construction, restoration or building activtities, the imposition of land fees for the further use and exploitation of land in the territory of Singapore.

Planning Act 1990 ( revised version 1998).

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This Act provides for the urban and not only land development in Singapore, the responsibilities of the land tenants and owners, the planning of construction, restoration or building activtities, the imposition of land fees for the further use and exploitation of land in the territory of Singapore.

Singapore Land Authority Act (No. 17 of 2001).

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This Act provides for the establishment of the Singapore Land Authority and consists of 7 Parts: Preliminary (I); Establishment, incorporation and constitution of authority (II); Functions, duties and powers of authority (III); Provisions relating to staff (IV); Financial provisions (V); Transfer of property, assets, liabilities and employees (VI); and Miscellaneous (VII).

Singapore Land Authority Act (No. 17 of 2001).

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This Act provides for the establishment of the Singapore Land Authority and consists of 7 Parts: Preliminary (I); Establishment, incorporation and constitution of authority (II); Functions, duties and powers of authority (III); Provisions relating to staff (IV); Financial provisions (V); Transfer of property, assets, liabilities and employees (VI); and Miscellaneous (VII).