BRASSARD, Caroline |

BRASSARD, Caroline

Caroline Brassard

Adjunct Assistant Professor

PhD (Economics), University of London

Caroline Brassard
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 6794
Fax: +65 6778 1020

Office Location

469C Bukit Timah Road
#02-01H
Wing B, Level 2, Oei Tiong Ham Building
Singapore 259772


Profile

Caroline Brassard worked as an economist for the Government of Ontario in Canada, and then undertook research and long term consultancy work on poverty reduction strategies for several international non-governmental organizations in developing countries, including United Nations Children’s Fund in Madagascar, CARE in Bangladesh and Save the Children in Vietnam. She then went on to undertake a Phd in Economics at the University of London, where she taught empirical analysis for economics and management for two years, prior to joining the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Caroline continues to consult with various international organizations including the United Nations Development Program and she teaches on aid governance, research methods, economic development policy, poverty alleviation strategies and empirical analysis for public policy. Her current research focuses on aid governance in Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Vietnam, comparing policies to alleviate poverty and reduce inequalities, Bhutan’s development based on Gross National Happiness and the development policy lessons from the Post-Tsunami reconstruction in Aceh, Indonesia.

Caroline Brassard - CV

Research Areas

  • Climate change
  • Decentralisation and federalism
  • Development policy

Media Expertise

  • Economic development
  • International aid
  • Poverty and inequality

Publications

Refereed Articles

Edited Books

  • “Labour Market Regulation and De-regulation in Asia: Experiences in the Recent Decades”, edited with Sarthi Acharya, Academic Publishers, Delhi, June 2006, 229 pp.

Book Chapters

  • Bhutan: Cautiously Cultivated Positive Perception” Chapter 4 in “Rising China: South Asian Perspectives”, edited by S.D. Muni and Tan Tai Yong from the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Routledge Publishers, 2011.
  • “Development, Decentralization and Democratization in Bhutan”, Chapter 2 in “South Asia Societies in Political and Economic Transition”, edited by Tan Tai Yong, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, 2010, pp. 47-82.
  • “Introduction and Overview”, with Sarthi Acharya, Chapter 1 in “Labour Market Regulation and De-regulation in Asia: Experiences in the Recent Decades”, edited with Sarthi Acharya, Academic Publishers, Delhi, June 2006, pp. 21-31.
  • “Impact of Wage and Labour Regulation in Vietnam” Chapter 4 in “Labour Market Regulation and De-regulation in Asia: Experiences in the Recent Decades”, edited with Sarthi Acharya, Academic Publishers, Delhi, June 2006, pp. 81-109.

Guest Editor

  • Guest editor for the special issue of Asian Journal of Social Science on “Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia” Brill Academic Publishers Vol. 42, No. 1 (forthcoming 2014)
  • Guest editor for the special issue of Asian Journal of Social Science on “Post Disaster Societies”, Brill Academic Publishers Vol. 39, No. 4 (2011)

Working Papers (submitted for publication)

  • “Human Insecurities in Asia: Addressing Local and Global Vulnerabilities” special edition of Asian Journal of Social Sciences with Anne Raffin, sociology department, NUS
  • Natural Disasters and Volunteerism for Social Development: Prospects and Challenges in Asia” Chapter 9 in “Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia” from Springer publishers (forthcoming 2014)

Books (in preparation)

  • Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific: Public Policy Perspectives” edited with Arnold Howitt and David Giles (Harvard University), (forthcoming 2014)

Papers / Chapters in preparation

  • Natural Disasters and Volunteerism for Social Development: Prospects and Challenges in Asia” Chapter  in “Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia” from Springer publishers (forthcoming 2014)
  • “Singapore’s Humanitarian Assistance in Asia: Effectiveness, Principles and Applications”
  • “Local Governance and Community Development in Nepal”
  •  “Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific: Public Policy Perspectives” edited book with Arnold Howitt and David Giles, Harvard University 
  • “The Aftermath of Aid: Assessing the Effectiveness and Sustainability of Post-Disaster Reconstruction in Aceh, Indonesia” with Patrick Daly, University Scholar’s  Program, NUS.
  • “Aid Governance Models Emerging from the Asian Tsunami in Singapore and Japan” with Peggy Kek, LKY SPP.

Commissioned Consultancy Reports

  • “Creating Sustainable Impact Through Short Term Volunteering in Asia: an Analysis of Singapore International Foundation’s Capacity Building Projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia”  Singapore International Foundation, with Emma Jones, (January 2013). 
  • “Emerging Perspectives on International Volunteerism in Asia”, FORUM 2010 Research Paper with Margaret S. Sherraden and Ben Lough, for the International Volunteer Co-operation Organisations (IVCO), with assistance from the Singapore International Foundation, October 2010.

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    “Curriculum Review Exercise for the Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration” for the Royal Institute of Management, Thimphu, Bhutan, December 2005

  • “Vietnam Inequality Report 2005: Assessment and Policy Choices” with Scott Fritzen,Synthesis paper of the Department for International Development (UK) DFID Drivers of Inequality in Vietnam” Project commissioned by the Vietnam National Assembly, Hanoi, August 2005
  • “Agriculture in Times of Crisis: Impacts in South East Asia of the Economic Crisis”, for the Australian Agency of International Development, with Gus Hooke, Peter Warr, Barry Shaw, and Adam Fforde, 1999.
  • “The Living Standards of Children in VietnamA Conceptual Framework to Disaggregate Data From The Living Standard Measurement Survey 1992/1993”, Save the Children Fund, UK, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1999.

Teaching Cases

  • “The Role of the Singapore Armed Forces in Post-Tsunami Relief in Aceh and Nias” Case Study with Jenny Ong as joint case writer, February 2008
  • “Land-Titling and Gender Equity in Post-Tsunami Aceh”, Case Study with Meutia Chaerani as joint case writer, September 2007
  • “Building from the Rubble: The Reconstruction of Aceh and Nias and Indonesia’s Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency” Case Study with Windel Anne Barizo Lacson as joint case writer, September 2006 also presented at the workshop on “Evolving a Regional Model for Good Governance in Rural Development” organized by the Centre for Integrated
  • Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) in collaboration with the London Commonwealth Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan (November 26-30, 2007)
  • “The Use and Misuse of Data: The Case of Foreign Workers in Singapore” Case Study with TC Lai as joint case writer, May 2006
  • “Streaming in Education: Singapore’s New Education System in 1979” Case Study with TC Lai as joint case writer, February 2006

Op-Eds, Policy Briefs

  • Brassard, C, “Public Policy and Disaster Management in Asia”. Global-is-Asian, ed. LKY SPP NUS. Singapore: LKY SPP, 2012.
  • Brassard, C, “The Missing Capacities for Mega Disaster Management”. Global-is-Asian, ed. LKY SPP NUS. Singapore: LKY SPP, 2011.
  • Brassard, C, “International Volunteerism in Asia”. Humaneity Magazine, 37 40. Singapore: Singapore, 2011.
  • “Employment and Education Policies in Vietnam: Suggestions for a Strategic Approach”,(forthcoming, November 2009)
  • Bhutan’s Contribution to Public Policy Making”, Op-Ed article for the Asian Journal of Public Affairs, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (forthcoming January 2008)
  • “Teaching Quantitative Methods Through a Community-Based Data Analysis Exercise”, in Ideas on Teaching, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore, Vol. 3, (forthcoming December 2007)
  • “Protecting Values in a Changing World”, Kuensel, National Newspaper of Bhutan, Thimphu, July 17, 2004
  • “Are Learning Patterns Different on Mars and Venus?”, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning Brief, National University of Singapore, Vol. 7, No 1, 2004

Papers for Conference / Seminar

  • Paper for the ACE 2013 Fifth Asian Conference on “Learning and Teaching in Changing Times”, on “Three Debates on Team Teaching” with Namrata Chindarkar, Osaka Japan (forthcoming 23-27 October, 2013)
  • Paper for the 10th ASEAN Inter-University Seminars on Social Development: Human Insecurities on “Natural Disaster and Volunteerism for Social Development: Prospects and Challenges in ASEAN”, University Brunei, Darussalam (10-12 December, 2012)
  • Brassard, C, “Humanitarian Non Structural Movement: Opportunities and Challenges”.Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (18 Jun 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • Brassard, C, “Governance of Aid and Policy: The Case of Post Tsunami Aid in Aceh”. 4th ASEAN Youth Convention 2012 (18 Jun 2012, Singapore)
  • Brassard, C, “Humanitarian Aid, Charity Fatigue and Community Resilience”. 2nd Annual Asia Public Policy Forum: Disaster Management in Asia (13 15 May 2012, LKY SPP, Singapore, Singapore)
  • Brassard, C, “Development and Poverty Alleviation: Impact of the Economic Crisis”.Builders Connect, University Scholars Program ( 8 May 2012, USP, NUS, Singapore)

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