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TAN, Seck

Seck Tan

Adjunct Assistant Professor

PhD, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore;
Master of Commerce, University of New South Wales, Australia;
Bachelor of Commerce. University of Sydney, Australia

Seck Tan
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Profile

Dr. Tan’s research focus is on environmental economics with reference to climate change, environmental accounting, sustainable development, and valuation of environmental goods and services. He is an applied economist with broad research interests in policy analysis and policy recommendation towards sustainable development, and evidence-based public policy formulation in relation to energy and environmental issues.

Prior to his academic foray, Seck was responsible for spearheading research on evaluating design developments in Singapore at the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. He had previously worked in investment banking, consulting, advertising and aviation in Australia and New Zealand.

Seck teaches Environmental Economics in Policy-Making and Behavioural Economics and Science in Policy Making for the Leaders in Environmental Action Programme at the Singapore Environment Institute, National Environment Agency.

Research Interests

  • Applied Economics
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics
  • Valuation of Environmental Goods and Services

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Tan, S. (2017), “Engaging the Public in Environmental Policy: Environmental Impact Assessment in Singapore from an Enigma to Progressive Clarity”, Asian Journal of Public Affairs, Forthcoming
  • Tan, S. (2016), “Framework for Valuing the Utilization of the Environment”, International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp. 1-26
  • Tan, S. and Lai, A. (2016), “Economic Repercussions of Extreme Events for an Island Nation: Case of Singapore”, The Singapore Economic Review, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp. 1-19
  • Tan, S. (2015), “Sustainable Development: An Empirical Illustration for Saudi Arabia”, The Journal of Developing Areas, Volume 49, Issue 6, pp. 517-529
  • Howlett, M., Tan, S., Migone, A., Wellstead, A., and Evans, B. (2014), “The Distribution of Analytical Techniques in Policy Advisory Systems: Policy Formulation and the Tools of Policy Appraisal”, Public Policy and Administration, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp. 271-291
  • Howlett, M., Migone, A. and Tan, S. (2014), “Duplication or Complementarity? The Relationship between Policy Consulting and Internal Policy Analysis in Canada”, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp. 113-134
  • Thampapillai, D.J., Wu, X., and Tan, S. (2010), “Fiscal Balance: Environmental Taxes and Investments”, (with.), Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 137-147

Book Chapters

  • Tan, S. (2017), “Singapore’s Environmental Policy: Charting Progression in the Island-State”, Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia, Rogers, P. and Hsu, S. (Eds.), Routledge, Forthcoming
  • Tan, S. and Savchenko, A. (2016), “Understanding Singapore’s Development and its Relevance to the Free Port of Vladivostok”, The Political Economy of Pacific Russia – Regional Developments in East Asia, Huang, J. and Korolev, A. (Eds.), Springer, Chapter 10, pp. 223-242
  • Tan, S. (2016), “Potential Environmental Impacts of The Australia-South Korea Free Trade Agreement And Fiscal Intervention”, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume XVII, Green Fiscal Reform for a Sustainable Future – Reform, Innovation and Renewable Energy, Stoianoff, N.P.; Kreiser, L.; Butcher, B.; Milne, J.E.; and Ashiabor, H. (Eds.), Edward Elgar, Chapter 7, pp. 109-123
  • Howlett, M., Tan, S., Migone, A., Wellstead, A., and Evans, B. (2015), “Policy Formulation, Policy Advice and Policy Appraisal”, The Tools Of Policy Formulation – Actors, Capacities, Venues and Effects, Jordan, A.J and Turnpenny, J.R. (Eds.), Edward Elgar, Chapter 8, pp. 163-183
  • Lai, A. and Tan, S. (2015), “Impact of Disasters and Disaster Risk Management in Singapore: A Case Study of Singapore’s Experience in Fighting the SARS Epidemic”, Resilience and Recovery in Asian Disasters – Community Ties, Market Mechanisms, and Governance, Series: Risk, Governance and Society, Vol. 18, Aldrich, D.P.; Oum, S.; Sawada, Y. (Eds.), Springer, Chapter 15, pp. 309-336
  • Tan, S. and Thampapillai, D.J. (2014), “Environmental Taxation for a Sustainable Future: Perspectives from Environmental Macroeconomics”, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume XIV, Environmental Taxation and Green Fiscal Reform – Theory and Impact, Kreiser, L.; Lee, S.; Ueta, K.; Milne, J.E.; Ashiabor, H. (Eds.), Edward Elgar, Chapter 2, pp. 24-38
  • Tan, S. and Thampapillai, D.J. (2011), “Assessment of Fiscal Intervention Measures in China: Perspectives from Environmental Macroeconomics”, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume IX, Environmental Taxation in China and Asia-Pacific – Achieving Environmental Sustainability through Fiscal Policy, Kreise, L; Sirisom, J.; Ashiabor, H.; Milne, J.E. (Eds.), Edward Elgar, Chapter 4, pp. 55-65

Opinion Pieces

Conference Papers

  • “Co-creation and co-production in Public Policy”, Inaugural Public Policy Network in Singapore, Singapore, August 2016
  • “Policy Formulation for Resource Rich Economies in an Environmental-Macroeconomic Framework”, The 60th Annual Conference Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Canberra, Australia, February 2016
  • “South Korea’s Green Fiscal Reform – Learnings for Australia”, 16th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET), Sydney, Australia, September 2015
  • “Sustainable Development Policies – Green or Green-er Growth”, Developing Asia Pacific’s Last Frontier: Fostering International Cooperation in the Development of Russia’s Siberia and Far East, Vladivostok, Russia, May 2015
  • “Crediting Environment in Macroeconomics”, Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ACBSS) 2015, Sydney, Australia, April 2015
  • “Framework for Sustainable Green Growth”, Seminar – Singapore Institute of Management (UniSIM) College, Singapore, December 2014
  • “Challenges and Issues of Sustainable Development Policies”, Green Economy, Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) 2014, Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 2014 (Invited)
  • “Policy Formulation and the Tools of Policy Appraisal: The Distribution of Analytical Techniques in Policy Advisory Systems”, (with Howlett, M., Migone, A., Wellstead, A., and Evans, B.), Nordic Political Science Association Conference (NOPSA) 2014, Gothenburg Sweden, August 2014
  • “Frameworks for Sustainable Development: Policy Issues, Challenges and Options”, Towards a New Energy Paradigm in the Asia-Pacific: Technology and Policy Innovations, Seoul, Korea, November 2013 (Invited)
  • “Environmental Taxation for a Sustainable Future: Perspectives from Environmental Macroeconomics”, (with Thampapillai, D.J.), 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET), Kyoto, Japan, October 2013
  • “Frameworks for Formulating Environmental and Climate Change Policies: Perspectives from Environmental Macroeconomics”, Seminar – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, August 2013
  • “Environmental Macroeconomic Analysis: Beyond the Three Macroeconomic Goals – The Japanese Case”, Singapore Economic Review Conference 2013 (SERC), Singapore, August 2013
  • “Frameworks for Formulating Environmental and Climate Change Policies: Perspectives from Environmental Macroeconomics”, 42nd Australian Conference of Economists (ACE), Perth, Australia, July 2013
  • “The Externalization of Policy and Management Expertise: New Data on the Use of Policy and Management Consultants in Canada”, (with Howlett, M., and Migone, A.), 17th Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM XVII), Prague, Czechoslovakia, April 2013
  • “Assessment of Fiscal Intervention Measures: Perspectives from Environmental Macroeconomics”, (with Thampapillai, D.J.), 11th Global Conference for Environmental Taxation (GCET), Bangkok, Thailand, November 2010
  • “The Environmental Crisis versus Global Financial Crisis”, Taiwan Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs Conference (TASPAA), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, May 2009 (Invited)

Courses

  • ENV3103 Environmental Economics & Policy
  • ECA5325 Project and Policy Evaluation
  • PP5414 Foundations of Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics
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