Economic Society of Singapore

Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2013

The Singapore Economic Policy Forum is the leading platform for economic policy discussion in Singapore. Each year, it brings together policymakers, scholars, business professionals, students and interested members of the public to exchange views on important economic issues facing Singapore. Organised jointly by Singapore Management University and the Economic Society of Singapore, the 6th Singapore Economic Policy Forum held on 25 October 2013 at Orchard Hotel featured prominent economists and thought-leaders to explore policy options for Singapore in a number of areas including healthcare reforms, unemployment and wage structures, public housing provision, and Singapore’s changing competitiveness in the region. About 200 individuals, from ministries, statutory boards, the private sector, academic institutions, and the media attended the Forum.

Opening remarks by Prof. Euston Quah , President of the ESS

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Professor Lord Adair Turner
Senior Fellow for the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
Former Chairman, Financial Services Authority (United Kingdom)

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Question and Answer

Moderator
Mr Donald Low
Associate Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
Vice President, Economic Society of Singapore

Healthcare Reforms in Singapore

Dr. Jeremy Lim
Principal Consultant
Insights Health Associates

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Question and Answer

Moderator:
Professor Chew Soon Beng
Professor, Division of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU
Honorary Treasurer, Economic Society of Singapore

Structural shifts, Job Creation and Wages in Singapore

Associate Professor Albert Hu
Professor Hoon Hian Teck
School of Economics
Singapore Management University

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Question and Answer

Moderator
Associate Professor Christos Sakellariou
Associate Professor, Division of Economics
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU

Dr. Tan Meng Wah 
Research Fellow
Institute of Policy Studies
National University of Singapore

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Question and Answer

Moderator
Associate Professor Tilak Abeysinghe
Director, Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics (SCAPE), NUS

Mr. Manu Bhaskaran 
Chief Executive Officer
Centennial Asia Advisors Pte Ltd

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Question and Answer

Moderator
Associate Professor (Practice) Tan Kim Song
School of Economics, SMU
Council Member, Economic Society of Singapore