The 2005 MAS-ESS Essay Competition Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with the ESS Annual Dinner 2005.
In his opening remarks, Dr Khor Hoe Ee, Assistant Managing Director (Economic Research and Financial Stability) of MAS and President of ESS, said that this year’s topic was chosen to encourage the students to research and reflect on an issue with an international dimension, unlike in previous years when the topics had a domestic focus.
Despite the challenge faced, the competition saw an increase in the number of essays as compared to previous years. Over 80 essays were received, many of which were of high quality. The winning essays in both categories showed a depth of understanding of global economic developments and a maturity of thought highly commendable. Both stressed that with Asia’s growing economic clout comes greater responsibilities on the world stage and that Asia’s actions have implications for the rest of the world. Regional cooperation and integration should be seen as a key step towards globalization, by encouraging countries to liberalize and open up their economies.
Winners and Essays
(L to R) Thum Jie Liang, Joe-Han Ho, Dr Khor Hoe Ee, Ms Ho Ching, Joshua Liaw, Maureen Tee, Judith Huang & Huang Zhipeng
Attractive cash prizes and certificates were awarded to the winners of the 2005 competition. MAS & ESS thank all for their participation. Congratulations to the Winners: