This book provides
an analysis of Singapore's development and success as an international
financial centre (IFC). Chapters demonstrate how Singapore plays a critical
role in both Asian and global financial markets, despite its relatively small
geographic size. The author focuses specifically on the factors that have
contributed to the city-state's success and discusses the policy lessons that
can be derived from it. The book describes the historical, spatial, political
and policy factors that contributed to Singapore's development as a leading
Asian financial centre and global city, and will be of interest to both policy
scholars and practitioners.
J.J. Woo is an Assistant Professor at the Public
Policy and Global Affairs Programme of the School of Humanities and Social
Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his PhD from
the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and
holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the S. Rajaratnam School
of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
1) Introduction.- 2) Studying
International Financial Centres.- 3) Historical Development.- 4) Spatial
Dynamics.- 5) Policy Drivers.- 6) The Role of
Politics.- 7) A
Multi-Factorial Approach.- 8) Conclusion.