Information and development: Globalisation interrupted and deglobalisation risks

Information and development: Globalisation interrupted and deglobalisation risks Phuah Eng Chye (17 August 2019) Globalisation is the main pathway to economic advancement and prosperity. Yet, for all its contributions to growth, globalisation is often cast as the villain in political discourse. In matured economies, politicians tap on public insecurities arising from the loss of factories, … “Information and development: Globalisation interrupted and deglobalisation risks”

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Information and development: Globalisation in transition

Information and development: Globalisation in transition Phuah Eng Chye (3 August 2019) In a recent report, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) suggests “important structural changes in the nature of globalization have gone largely unnoticed” and that “globalization is in the midst of a transformation”. They point out “global value chains are being reshaped by rising … “Information and development: Globalisation in transition”

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Information and development: Development models and landscape change

Information and development: Development models and landscape change Phuah Eng Chye (20 July 2019) Successful economies serve as development models for others to emulate. These development models are not static; they evolve constantly in response to landscape change.  Prior to the twentieth century, industrial production was sufficient to position a country as an economic powerhouse. … “Information and development: Development models and landscape change”

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Information and development: Are new technologies disrupting the path to development?

Information and development: Are new technologies disrupting the path to development? Phuah Eng Chye (6 July 2019) The favoured path to development was to climb the industrialisation ladder. Dani Rodrik notes “three characteristics collectively rendered manufactures a fantastic escalator to higher incomes for developing nations”. “First, manufacturing know-how was relatively easy to transfer across countries … “Information and development: Are new technologies disrupting the path to development?”

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Policy conversations and the language of information

Policy conversations and the language of information Phuah Eng Chye (22 June 2019) Policy conversations are bogged in a quagmire. Economies muddle along as economists debate the consequences of sustaining quantitative easing and fiscal stimulus. In the meantime, the public wonders if policy-makers are out of touch with their needs. Widespread public dissatisfaction increases the … “Policy conversations and the language of information”

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The information society landscape

The information society landscape Phuah Eng Chye (8 June 2019) Major societal transitions are distinguished by the emergence of new landscape features that differentiate the latest phase from the previous one. The industrial landscape was notable for expanding populations, factories, mercantile trading and bank lending. The transition to an information society features shrinking households, intangible … “The information society landscape”

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