Economic Society of Singapore

ESS JC Seminar 2003

“Understanding the Singapore Economy” Seminar

Aimed at broadening the understanding and appreciation of Economics, also, raising the awareness of current economic issues of topical interest amongst students, the ESS’s annual “Understanding the Singapore Economy” Seminar was held on 2nd Aug at the Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre.

Targeted at tertiary level Educators and Students, the 2003 Seminar saw an overwhelming response of 1,200 participants who attended the half-day event.

Dr Khor Hoe Ee, President of the ESS and Assistant Managing Director (Economic Research & Financial), MAS, kicked off the Seminar with a short Introductory Remark. This was followed by a presentation on current Economics issues by various Speakers. Lastly, a Q & A session was opened to the participants.

Participants found the Seminar engaging and many questions were posed to the Speakers after their respective presentations.

The panel of Speakers and the topics presented in this year’s Seminar were:

Living with Sars: The Economic Consequences on Singapore

Mr Edward Robinson
Honorary Assistant Secretary, ESS
Principal Economist, Economic Policy Department, MAS

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Understanding Singapore’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Strategy

Mr Ong Ye Kung
Principal Private Secretary to DPM Lee Hsien Loong
Economic Forecasting & Policy Making

Professor Sam Ouliaris
Department of Business Policy, NUS
Consultant, Monetary Authority of Singapore

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