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Outstanding Economics Teachers Award (OETA) 2023

The Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) is pleased to invite nominations for the Outstanding Economics Teacher Award (OETA). Up to two OETA awards will be given to outstanding secondary school or junior college/centralised institute teachers who have exhibited excellence in the teaching and learning of Economics.

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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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Our Past Events

Looking Back and Looking Forward: An Economic Perspective on Developments in Climate Change Policy

Professor Stavins will examine the history of international negotiations on climate change from an economic perspective to illustrate the value of this particular perspective. In the process, he will provide an analytical view of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992), the First Conference of the Parties (1995), the Kyoto Protocol (1997), the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (2011), and the Paris Agreement (2015), concluding with the most recent (Twenty-Seventh) Conference of the Parties, held in Sharm El- Sheikh, Egypt (2022).

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ESS-MOE Economics Seminar 2023: "Challenges of a Post-Covid World”

As part of our educational outreach, the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) organises an Annual Economics Seminar targeting Pre-University level students and their teachers/lecturers. This year we are pleased to inform you that ESS supported by Ministry of Education (MOE) will be presenting this year’s seminar on “Challenges of a Post-Covid World” which will be held at MOE Edutorium on Saturday, 15 Apr 2023. The Seminar aims to broaden the appreciation and raise awareness of current economic issues of interest among students at the Pre-University Level. Economics students of all levels are encouraged to attend the seminar as the content covered will be pitched at an accessible level.

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ESS Panel Discussion on Post Singapore Budget 2023

On 15 February 2023, the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) held a Post-Budget Panel Discussion at Voco Orchard Singapore, following DPM and Minister of Finance Mr Lawrence Wong’s delivery of Singapore’s FY2023 Budget Statement on 14 February 2023. A distinguished panel of experts was invited to discuss and share their views on this year’s Budget named ‘Moving Forward In A New Era’.

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"The role of higher education in Singapore’s economic growth "

Hear from Prof Lee Soo Ann as he shares insights on the role of higher education in driving Singapore’s economic growth. Prof Lee has taught in the University of Malaya in Singapore and its successor, the University of Singapore as well as the National University of Singapore. He was the Economic Adviser to the United Overseas Bank and was on the board of two of its subsidiary companies, He sat on the board of other companies (Jurong Town Corporation, the Port of Singapore Authority, the National Productivity Board, and the board of trustees of the University of Singapore. Through years of research, teaching, and administrative services, Prof Lee has a bird’s eye view of the Singapore’s economic growth over the last seven decades!

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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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