Economic Society of Singapore

ESS JC Seminar 2011

The 2011 ESS Annual Student Seminar was held on 14th May 2011 (Saturday) at Civil Service Auditorium, Civil Service College, 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. This is one of the major events ESS organizes annually. The topic for this year’s series is the “Globalisation, Inequality and Budget 2011” The primary objective of this seminar is to enhance the appreciation and to raise the awareness level towards the current economic issues of topical interest amongst students from junior colleges, polytechnic and centralized institutions.This year’s seminar was attended by 350 participants from various tertiary institutions. The Introductory remarks of Mrs Tan Say Tin Chairman, ESS Education Subcommittee and Curriculum Specialist in Economics, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education opened the seminar and then followed by the speakers’ presentation on current economic issues and ended by Panel of Discussion and Q & A chaired by Mr. Yeoh Lam Keong.

Introductory Remarks
Ms. Tan Say Tin
Chairman, ESS Education Subcommittee
Curriculum Specialist in Economics
Curriculum Planning and Development Division
Ministry of Education
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Session I: “Overview of Globalisation and its Impacts on Income Distribution”
Mr. Donald Low
Vice President
Economic Society of Singapore

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Session II: “Addressing the Challenge of Sustaining Income Growth and Ensuring Social Inclusion”

Mr. Lee Kok Fatt 
Adjunct Researcher 
Civil Service CollegeClick here to download slides
Session III: “A Global Perspective on Inequality and Policy Options”
Mr. Ravi Balakrishnan 
IMF Resident Representative based in SingaporeClick here to download slides

Session III:
” Panel Discussion and Q & A on “Globalisation, Trends in Inequality and Singapore’s Policy Options” “

Mr. Donald Low
Mr. Lee Kok Fatt
Mr. Ravi BalakrishnanChaired by: 
Mr. Yeoh Lam Keong
Managing Director and Chief Economist
Economics and Investment Strategy Department, GIC

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