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Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2022

Advancing social good has increasingly been a key objective of societies globally. This complex goal is a multifaceted one, including creating a just and fair meritocracy, lifting vulnerable socioeconomic groups, ensuring retirement adequacy, increasing labour market mobility, tackling environmental problems, empowering people through education and training, promoting financial freedom, enhancing access to healthcare, and more.

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24 February 2022 :Prof Euston Quah on " Calibrating the costs and benefits of Singapore's carbon tax"

"But two immediate questions arise: What are the trade-offs involved in reducing emissions? How would our daily lives be impacted?"

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ESS Panel Discussion Forum on Post Singapore Budget 2022

"The panellists highlighted several key announcements made during Finance Minister Lawrence Wong's Budget speech on Friday, such as the higher carbon tax rates to come and changes to manpower policies".

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Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2022

Advancing social good has increasingly been a key objective of societies globally. This complex goal is a multifaceted one, including creating a just and fair meritocracy, lifting vulnerable socioeconomic groups, ensuring retirement adequacy, increasing labour market mobility, tackling environmental problems, empowering people through education and training, promoting financial freedom, enhancing access to healthcare, and more.

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Outstanding Economics Teacher Award 2022

This year, the award was presented to the recipients by Mr Lawrence Wong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Singapore during the Singapore Economic Policy Forum held at Regent Singapore on 18 October 2022.

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Economics In the News

“Economics in the News” is an inaugural event organised by the Economic Society of Singapore, in collaboration with ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific. Six economists from academic and private sector will present on topics that matter to society. Join us for a lively discussion on Who are winners and losers from extended inflationary periods? How will macro and micro policies change where the physical and virtual world converse? Can fintech help Singapore achieve productivity-driven growth from small and medium enterprises? Why should we use counter-factual arguments to understand cause and effect, and make optimal decisions? Why being overconfident is bad for corporates and individuals? Should Singapore follow the EU’s lead to regulate big-tech? The session is open to the public and students, in hybrid format (in-person or online).

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Green Finance

PRESENTATION OUTLINE: Greening the financial system : what role for central banks ? The need to tackle climate change: some evidence Climate change : the macro fall out Implications for the conduct of monetary policy How central banks can act : the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) First takeaways of the climate-related stress tests carried out in France.

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