Economic Society of Singapore

Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2017

“Preparing Singapore for the Future Economy”

As a small open economy, Singapore lies at the confluence of multiple global and local challenges. In an era of accelerating technological change and increasing economic integration, Singapores economic policy needs to be ahead of the curve to keep up with the times. With these considerations, the 10th Singapore Economic Policy Forum is themed around Preparing Singapore for the Future Economy. Jointly organised by the National University of Singapore (Department of Economics) and the Economic Society of Singapore, this forum aims to highlight key developing trends and potential challenges that Singapore might face in the coming years, and outline possibilities to tackle these challenges. The Forum will feature talks by prominent industry leaders, economists and researchers on a broad variety of topics, such as sharing economy, digital economy and creativity, labour market, fiscal and environmental policies and healthcare amidst an ageing populace and economic challenges.

 

 

Welcoming Address

Professor Julian Wright

Professor and Head Economics Department

National University of Singapore(NUS)

Council Member, ESS

 

 

Opening Remarks

Professor Euston Quah

President

Economic Society of Singapore (ESS)

 

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Keynote Speech

Mr S. Iswaran

Minister

Ministry of Trade and Industry (Industry)

 

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Outstanding Economics Teachers Award(OETA) Winners
 

 

Mr Haniss Bin Ali (L)

Senior Teacher (Economics)

Nanyang Junior College

 

 

Mr Khoo Gee Hwee (L)

Lead Teacher (Economics)

Pioneer Junior College

Singapore Economic Policy Forum (SEPF) Morning Session
 

 

Sharing Economy: Fact and Fiction

Professor Ivan Png

Distinguished Professor of Strategy & Policy

Professor, Department of Economics

National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

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Digitization and the Impacts on Consumers in Singapore

Mr Jimmy Koh

Managing Director, Group Wholesale Banking/ Sector Solutions Group

United Overseas Bank Limited

Council Member, ESS

 

 

Game changer: Changing mindsets and nurturing entrepreneurialism

Dr. Alex Tan

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Policy Studies

 

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Panel Discussion

Moderator:

Associate Professor Tan Swee Liang

Associate Professor of Economics (Practice),

Singapore Management University

 

 

 

Understanding the downward trend in labor income shares

Mr Wei Cheng Lian

Economist

International Monetary Fund

 

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Question and Answer

Moderator:

Professor Basant Kapur

Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Economics

National University of Singapore NUS

Singapore Economic Policy Forum (SEPF) Afternoon Session
 

 

Challenges and Innovations in Fiscal Policies

Associate Professor Chia Ngee Choon

Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Economics,

National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

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Addressing the Regressive Nature of CPF Contributions Through Tax Reform

Dr Walter Theseira

Senior Lecturer, Economics, School of Business

Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS)

Honorary Secretary, ESS

 

 

 

Panel Discussion

Moderator:

Associate Professor Toh Mun Heng

Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and Policy

National University of Singapore( NUS)

 

 

 

 

Enacting policies for an (even) cleaner local environment

Associate Professor Alberto Salvo

Associate Professor Department of Economics

National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

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Question and Answer

Moderator:

Dr Yan Jubo

Assistant Professor, Division of Economics

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

 

 

Economics of Diabetes and Why Singapore will struggle

Dr Jeremy Lim

Partner & Head of Asia Pacific Region, Health & Life Sciences

Oliver Wyman

 

 

Question and Answer

Moderator:

Dr Ng Wai Chong

Tsao Foundation