Economic Society of Singapore

Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2009

October 27, 2009
Hyatt Hotel, Singapore

Jointly organised by:
Economic Growth Centre, NTU and Economic Society of Singapore

Supported by:
NUS (Department of Economics and LKY School) and SMU (School of Economics)

The Singapore Economic Policy Forum continues the successful collaboration between the three major universities in Singapore and the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) to bring research findings and policy issues concerning the Singapore economy to the wider public, following similar forums held annually since 2006. This year, it has acquired even greater cogency and relevance in view of the formation of the Economic Strategies Committee (ESC) to map out new directions for the Singapore economy.

The organisers have arranged a stimulating and thought provoking programme, with prominent economists from the private sector and academicians from the local universities scheduled to speak on what it takes to achieve sustainable and quality economic growth for the next 5 to 10 years. Presentations by the invited speakers and a panel discussion will cover general issues concerning the Singapore economy in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and reform of the much vaunted Singapore growth model. In addition, there will be in-depth analyses of healthcare system, asset price bubbles and economic policy-making in Singapore.

The one-day forum is aimed at an audience of public policy-makers, academicians, financial and private sector professionals and the general public. Please click here for the programme

 

Welcome Address by Professor Euston Quah
President, Economic Society of Singapore
Head Division of Economics, NTU

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“The Post Crisis Era: Challenges for Singapore Economy”

Mr Manu Bhaskaran
Vice President, Economic Society of Singapore
CEO, Centennial Asia Advisors Pte Ltd

“Singapore’s Healthcare System: Some Challenges”

Associate Professor Tilak Abeysinghe
Deputy Director, SCAPE and Dept of Economics, NUS

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“Global Credit Crisis: Where Does Singapore Stand”

Mr Jimmy Koh
Head of Economics
Treasury Research
United Overseas Bank

“Should Monetary Policy Lean Against Asset Price Bubbles?”

Associate Professor Chow Hwee Kwan
School of Economics
Singapore Management University

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 “Economic Policy-making in Singapore: Some Reflections”

Professor Basant Kapur
Director, SCAPE and Department of Economics, NUS

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“The Singapore Growth Model: Too Much Volatility?”

Dr. Choy Keen Meng
Economic Growth Centre (EGC)
Division of Economics, NTU

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Discussion on “The Future of the Singapore Economy and Its Role in the Region”
Professor Bernard Yeung
Dean, NUS Business School
Chair of the Panel Discussion
Professor Augustine Tan
School of Economics
Singapore Management University
Panelist
Professor Charles Adams
LKY School of Public Policy
Panelist
Dr. Peter Wilson
Division of Economics, NTU
Panelist

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