Economic Society of Singapore

Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2014

 

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 National University of Singapore (Department of Economics) and the Economic Society of Singapore, the 7th Singapore Economic Policy Forum held on 31 October 2014 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 

David Lee

Vice President, Economic Society of Singapore

Professor of Quantitative Finance

Director, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, SMU

Founder of Ferrell Asset Management

 

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Global Economic and Financial Developments – the Implications for Singapore  

Geoffrey Heenan

Singapore Resident RepresentativeInternational

Monetary Fund (IMF)

 

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Question and Answer Session Moderator:  Tan Kong Yam

Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute, NUS Professor, Division of Economics, NTU

Containing Healthcare Costs: How Japan does it  

Naoki Ikegami

Professor and Chair Department of Health Policy and Management

Keio School of Medicine

 

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Question and Answer Session Moderator: Thang Leng Leng

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Japanese Studies

NUS

Seeking Higher Returns When Saving For Tomorrow – Be Careful What You Wish For!  

Joseph Cherian

Professor, Director, Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI)NUS Business School

 

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Question and Answer Session Moderator: Augustine Tan

Professor, School of EconomicsSMU

 

Worker Mobility in a Foreign Labor Market: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Singapore 

Slesh Anand Shrestha

Assistant Professor,Department of Economics

NUS

 

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Question and Answer Session Moderator: Walter E Theseira

Assistant Professor Division of Economics

NTU

Aggregate Matches and Profile Changes In Labour Markets  

Randolph Tan

Associate Professor, Deputy Director, Centre for Applied Research, UniSIM Nominated Member of Parliament

 

 

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Question and Answer Session 

Moderator: Hui Weng Tat

Associate ProfessorLKY School of Public PolicyNUS

Housing Prices, Graduates and Income Inequality in Singapore  

Tilak Abeysinghe

Associate Professor Director, SCAPE, Department of Economics

NUS

 

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Question and Answer Session Moderator: Toh Mun Heng

Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and Policy NUS  Business School

 

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