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ESS Panel Discussion on Post Singapore Budget 2023

The Finance Minister, Mr Lawrence Wong will unveil the Singapore’s 2023 Budget Statement on 14 February 2023. The Budget Statement spells out its objectives and allocation of funds for the coming year. In this context, much is expected to address major issues such as a review of wealth and property taxes, details of the revised carbon tax rate for 2024, increase in goods and services tax (GST), including a timeline on when it could be rolled out, and fostering continued growth and employment for Singapore.

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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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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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ESS Panel Discussion on Post Singapore Budget 2023

The Finance Minister, Mr Lawrence Wong will unveil the Singapore’s 2023 Budget Statement on 14 February 2023. The Budget Statement spells out its objectives and allocation of funds for the coming year. In this context, much is expected to address major issues such as a review of wealth and property taxes, details of the revised carbon tax rate for 2024, increase in goods and services tax (GST), including a timeline on when it could be rolled out, and fostering continued growth and employment for Singapore.

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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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