This book is a compilation of joint papers written by the staff and students of the Nanyang Business School in Singapore. It encompasses a broad range of interesting microeconomic and macroeconomic topics. The four sections of the book cover Singaporean microeconomic and macroeconomic issues, interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies, and other Asia-Pacific economic issues. The book embodies the highest level of technical rigor and commitment to excellence.The general public should find this book a handy, useful and informative tool for understanding the economics of East Asia. In particular, analysts and researchers in banks, securities houses, multinational corporations, government ministries and agencies, and universities will find the book indispensable for enhancing their understanding of the region's economies.