Singapore Economic Roundtables

ser_logoThe Singapore Economic Roundtable (SER) is a flagship programme of IPS. The twice-a-year meeting of a select group of senior private sector economists, academics, business leaders and policy makers is conducted along Chatham House rules and is intended to generate a frank discussion of major macro-economic policy issues facing Singapore. Each SER assesses current monetary and fiscal policy in the light of changing economic circumstances and provides a forum for non-policy makers to air their recommendations. In addition, each SER also looks at a longer term structural issue facing Singapore in detail. The insights from the SER are published as an IPS publication and in the media.

  1. The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, Faizal bin Yahya and Sarjune Ibrahim s/o Sitheek, ed
    Year:
    2012
    Publication:
    The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: Recent Economic Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore;  Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Edward Teather, Executive Director and Senior Economist, Asian Economics Team, UBS Investment Bank; and Commentary by Mr Sim Moh Siong, Director and FX Strategist, Bank of Singapore;  Rising Cost of Doing Business in Singapore: Business Cost Study by Dr Leong Kaiwen, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University; and Commentary by Mr Low Cheong Kee, Founder and Executive Director, Home-Fix Pte Ltd. The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues: Recent economic developments and policy implications for the Singapore economy; Cost of doing business in Singapore.  


    Contents:

    FOREWORD Mr Manu Bhaskaran Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore SECTION I: SINGAPORE’S ECONOMIC OVERVIEW  Chapter 1 Recent Economic Developments Ms Tu Suh Ping Lead Economist, Domestic Economy Division, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore SECTION II: MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SINGAPORE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY Chapter 2 Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy: Singapore’s Policy Challenges in 2013 Mr Edward Teather Executive Director and Senior ASEAN Economist, UBS Investment Research, UBS AG Chapter 3 Presentation by Discussant Mr Sim Moh Siong Director and FX Strategist Bank of Singapore Chapter 4 Discussion on the Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy SECTION III: COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN SINGAPORE Chapter 5 Rising Cost of Business in Singapore: Business Cost Study Dr Leong Kaiwen Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Nanyang Technological University Chapter 6 Presentation by Discussant: A Case Study of Home-Fix’s Business Costs Mr Low Cheong Kee Founder and Managing Director Home-Fix DIY Pte Ltd The DIY Store, Singapore Chapter 7 Discussion on Cost of Doing Business in Singapore CONCLUSIONS   Appendix 1: List of Participants Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson Appendix 3: Abbreviations   (94 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-67-4)

  2. The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Faizal bin Yahya, ed
    Year:
    2012
    Publication:
    The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:  Recent Economic Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ms Ng Yi Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Dr Don Hanna, Managing Director, Global Liquid Market Research, Fortress Investment Group, Singapore; Semi-Frivolous Thoughts on Singapore's Exchange Rate Policy by Professor Ramkishen Rajan, School of Public Policy, George Mason University and Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Commentary by Mr Matthew Hildebrandt, Vice President, Macro Economic Research, J P Morgan Chase Bank; and Towards Public Transport as a Choice Made in Singapore: Trade-offs and Dilemmas by Dr Paul Barter, Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Commentary by Associate Professor Anthony Chin, Director, Economics Executive Programme, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore.

    The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues: Recent economic developments and policy implications for the Singapore economy; and enhancing the public transport system of Singapore and its implications for policy.


    Contents:

    FOREWORD Mr Manu Bhaskaran Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore SECTION I: SINGAPORE’S ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Chapter 1 Recent Economic Developments in the Singapore Economy  Ms Ng Yi Ping Lead Economist Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department Economic Policy Group Monetary Authority of Singapore SECTION II: MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SINGAPORE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY Chapter 2 Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy Dr Don Hanna Managing Director Global Liquid Market Research Fortress Investment Group, Singapore Chapter 3 Semi-Frivolous Thoughts on Singapore’s Exchange Rate Policy  Professor Ramkishen Rajan Professor School of Public Policy George Mason University Visiting Professor Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore Chapter 4 Presentation by Discussant: The Role of the Central Bank Communications in Monetary Policy Mr Matthew Hildebrandt Vice President Macro Economic Research JP Morgan Chase Bank Chapter 5 Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy SECTION III: ENHANCING THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM Chapter 6 Towards Public Transport as a Choice Mode in Singapore: Trade-offs and Dilemmas  Dr Paul Barter Adjunct Professor Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore Chapter 7 Presentation by Discussant: Beyond Public Transport as a Choice Mode Associate Professor Anthony Chin Director Economics Executive Programme Department of Economics National University of Singapore Chapter 8 Discussion on Enhancing Public Transport System of Singapore and its Implications for Policy CONCLUSION Appendix 1: List of Participants   Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson Appendix 3: Abbreviations (126 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-49-0)

  3. The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Faizal bin Yahya, ed
    Year:
    2011
    Publication:
    The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: Recent Economic Developments by Ms Tan Yin Ying, Senior Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Saktiandi Bin Supaat, Head, FX Research, Global Markets, Maybank and Commentary by Ms Deyi Tan, Vice President, Morgan Stanley; and Regional Economic Integration by Associate Professor Pradumna Bickram Rana, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University and Commentary by Dr Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Fellow and Coordinator, Regional Economic Studies, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

    The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues: Recent economic developments and policy implications for the Singapore; and Economic integration on a regional and global level and implications for Singapore.


    Contents:

    Foreword Mr Janadas Devan Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore Recent Economic Developments  Ms Tan Yin Ying Senior Economist Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department Economic Policy Group Monetary Authority of Singapore Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy A. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy Mr Saktiandi Bin Supaat Head FX Research Global Markets MayBank B. Presentation by Discussant   Ms Deyi Tan Vice President Morgan Stanley C. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy  Regional Economic Integration A. Economic Integration in Asia, The Case of ASEAN+3   Associate Professor Pradumna Bickram Rana Associate Professor S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Nanyang Technological University B. Presentation by Discussant   Dr Aekapol Chongvilaivan Fellow and Coordinator, Regional Economic Studies Institute of Southeast Asian Studies National University of Singapore C. Discussion on Regional Economic Integration and Implications for Singapore  Conclusion Appendix 1: List of Participants   Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson Appendix 3: Abbreviations (82 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-22-3)

  4. The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Faizal bin Yahya, ed.
    Year:
    2011
    Publication:
    The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: Recent Economic Developments by Ms Tan Yin Ying, Senior Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Wu Kun Lung, Research Analyst, Southeast Asia Economies, Credit Suisse AG; and Commentary by Dr Yougesh Khatri, Senior Economist, Southeast Asia, Nomura Holdings Incorporated; Industrial Policy by Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Reader, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge; and Commentary by Professor Wong Poh Kam, Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School and Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, NUS.

    The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues: Recent economic developments and economic outlook for the Singapore economy; and Industrial policy in Singapore.


    Contents:

    Foreword Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

    Recent Economic Developments 

    Ms Tan Yin Ying Senior Economist Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department Economic Policy Group Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications

    A. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    Mr Wu Kun Lung Research Analyst Southeast Asia Economics Credit Suisse AG

    B. Presentation by Discussant  

    Dr Yougesh Khatri Senior Economist Southeast Asia Nomura Holdings Incorporated

    C. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy 

    Re-thinking Industrial Policy A. Industrial Policy: Can We Go Beyond An Unproductive Confrontation?  

    Professor Ha-Joon Chang Reader Faculty of Economics University of Cambridge

    B. Presentation by Discussant: Re-thinking Industrial Policy in Singapore  

    Professor Wong Poh Kam Department of Strategy and Policy NUS Business School and Director NUS Entrepreneurship Centre National University of Singapore

    C. Discussion on Industrial Policy and Implications for Singapore 

    Conclusion

    Appendix 1: List of Participants   Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (89 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-10-0)

  5. The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, Lee, Yoong Yoong and Faizal bin Yahya, ed
    Year:
    2010
    Publication:
    The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: Recent Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic policy group, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications by Dr Michael Spencer, Chief Economist and Head of Global Markets Research, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank and Commentary by Mr Edward Teather, Executive Director and Senior Economist, ASEAN Economics Team, UBS Investment Bank; and Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies by Dr Ravi Balakrishnan, Resident Representative in Singapore, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary fund and Commentary by Dr Khor Hoe Ee, Council Member, Economic Society of Singapore.

    The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable, which was held on 25 November 2010, dealt with a number of important policy issues: The Singapore Economy: Recent Developments and Selected Issues; Macro-Economic Policy; and Impact of Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies and Their Policy Responses.


    Contents:

    Foreword Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor The Business Times Singapore Recent Developments in the Singapore Economy  Ms Tu Suh Ping Lead Economist Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department Economic Policy Group Monetary Authority of Singapore Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications A. Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications Dr Michael Spencer Chief Economist and Head of Global Markets Research Asia Pacific Deutsche Bank B. Singapore Economy: Alpha versus Beta  Mr Edward Teather Executive Director and Senior Economist ASEAN Economics Team UBS Investment Bank C. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications  Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies A. Impact of Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies and Their Policy Responses  Dr Ravi Balakrishnan Resident Representative in Singapore Asia and Pacific Department International Monetary Fund B. Presentation by Discussant  Dr Khor Hoe Ee Council Member Economic Society of Singapore C. Discussion on the Impact of Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies and Their Policy Responses  Conclusion Appendix 1: The Participants  Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson Appendix 3: Abbreviations (89 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-05-6)

  6. The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Lee, Yoong Yoong
    Year:
    2010
    Publication:
    The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: Recent Economic Developments by Ms Erica Tay, Senior Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Dr Taimur Baig, Chief Economist, India/Indonesia/Philippines, Global Markets Research, Deutshe Bank AG; and Policy Update on Labour Productivity by Associate Professor Toh Mun Heng, Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore; and Commentary by Dr G K Randolph Tan, Head of Programme, Business Analytics, School of Business, UniSIM.

    The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable, which was held on 28 June 2010, dealt with a number of key policy issues: Recent Economic Developments; Macro-Economic Policy and Policy Implications; and Labour Productivity.


    Contents:

    Foreword Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor The Business Times Singapore Recent Economic Developments      Ms Erica Tay Senior Economist Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore Macro-Economic Outlook and Policy Implications A. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and  Policy Implications Mr Taimur Baig Chief Economist India / Indonesia / Philippines Global Markets Research Deutsche Bank AG B. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy  Labour Productivity A. Policy Update on Labour Productivity   Associate Professor Toh Mun Heng Department of Strategy and Policy NUS Business School National University of Singapore B. Presentation by Discussant  Dr G K Randolph Tan Head of Programme Business Analytics School of Business UniSIM C. Discussion on Labour Productivity  Conclusion

    Appendix 1: The Participants  Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (70 pages, ISBN 978-981-4266-90-1)

  7. The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Lee, Yoong Yoong, ed
    Year:
    2009
    Publication:
    The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: Recent Economic Developments by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Matthew L Hildebrandt, Economist, JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA, Singapore Branch; and Commentary by Mr Tai Hui, Regional Head of Research, SE Asia, Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank; and Policy Implications of Climate Change by Dr Bindu Lohani, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Asian Development Bank (ADB); and Commentary by Dr Chang Youngho, Assistant Professor, Division of Economics & S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University & Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore.

    The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable, which was held on 26 November 2009, dealt with a number of key policy issues: The Singapore Economy: Recent Developments and Selected Issues; Macro-Economic Policy; and The Economics of Climate and its Impact on Policy.


    Contents:

    Foreword Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

    Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor The Business Times Singapore Singapore Economy: Recent Developments and Selected Issues     Ms Tu Suh Ping Lead Economist Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore Macro-Economic Policy A. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy Mr Matthew L Hildebrandt Economist JP Morgan Chase Bank NA Singapore Branch B. Presentation by Discussant  Mr Tai Hui Regional Head of Research SE Asia Global Research Standard Chartered Bank C. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook and Implications for Policy  The Economics of Climate Change and Its Impact on Policy A. Policy Implications of Climate Change for Businesses  Dr Bindu Lohani Vice President Finance and Administration Asian Development Bank (ADB) B. Presentation by Discussant  Dr Chang Youngho Assistant Professor Division of Economics & S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Nanyang Technological University & Adjunct Senior Fellow Energy Studies Institute National University of Singapore C. Discussion on Climate Change and Its Impact on Policy  Conclusion

    Appendix 1: The Participants  Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (99 pages, ISBN 978-981-4266-62-8)

  8. The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press.
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, ed
    Year:
    2009
    Publication:
    The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: Recent Economic Developments by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Alvin Liew, Economist, Southeast Asia, Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank; and Assessment of the Singapore Budget 2009 by Mr Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist, CIMB-GK Research Pte Ltd; and Commentary by Mr Gerard Ee, Director, Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd, Mr Frank Debets, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers WMS Pte Ltd and Mr Peter Foo, Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Bank SA/NV, Singapore Branch. The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable, which was held on 30 June 2009, dealt with a number of important policy issues: Macro-Economic Outlook and Implications for Policy;  and Review of the Singapore Budget 2009.


    Contents: Foreword Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor Business Times Singapore Review of Macro-Economic Trends     Ms Tu Suh Ping Lead Economist Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore Macro-Economic Outlook and Implications for Policy A. Singapore – Shoots of Recovery: Not Yet All Green Mr Alvin Liew Economist Southeast Asia Global Research Standard Chartered Bank B. Discussion Session 1 Assessment of the Singapore Budget 2009 A. 2009 Budget – A Review  Mr Song Seng Wun Regional Economist CIMB-GK Research Pte B. Feedback from the Business Sector: Presentations by Discussants  Mr Gerard Ee Director Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd Mr Frank Debets Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers WMS Pte Ltd Mr Peter Foo Chief Executive Officer Fortis Bank SA/NV Singapore Branch C. Discussion Session 2  Conclusion Appendix 1: Tables & Graphs Appendix 2: The Participants Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters & Chairperson Appendix 3: Abbreviations (92 pages, ISBN 978-981-4266-54-3)

  9. The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, ed
    Year:
    2008
    Publication:
    The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: The Singapore Economy: Recent Developments & Selected Issues by Ms Erica Tay, Senior Economist, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Surviving Recession, Rethinking Globalisation: Confronting Challenges of a Post-Crisis World by Mr Sim Moh Siong, Director, Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis, Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd; and Mr Kit Wei Zheng, Vice President, Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis, both of Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd; and Competition Policy in Singapore by Dr Robert Ian McEwin, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore; and Commentary by Dr Yothin Jinjarak, Assistant Professor, Division of Economics, Nanyang Technological University

    The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues: Impact of the global financial crisis on Singapore; Macro-economic policies and responses to the crisis in the medium and long-term; and Competition policy – its purpose and benefits for a small and open economy like Singapore.


    Contents:

    Foreword Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor Business Times Singapore The Singapore Economy: Recent Developments and Selected Issues   Ms Erica Tay Senior Economist Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore Macro-Economic Outlook and Implications for the Singapore Economy  A. Surviving Recession, Rethinking Globalisation: Confronting Challenges of a Post-Crisis World Mr Sim Moh Siong Director Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis, Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd Mr Kit Wei Zheng Vice President Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd B. Comments and Discussion Competition Policy in Singapore A. Competition Policy in Singapore and Its Implications  Dr Robert Ian McEwin Visiting Professor Faculty of Law National University of Singapore B. Commentary on Dr Robert McEwin's Paper  Dr Yothin Jinjarak Assistant Professor Division of Economics Nanyang Technological University C. Comments and Discussion  Conclusion Appendix 1: The Participants Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae Appendix 3: Abbreviations (84 pages, ISBN 978-981-4266-27-7)

  10. The Ninth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Ninth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: SNP Reference
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, ed
    Year:
    2007
    Publication:
    The Ninth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Ninth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: recent Developments & Selected Issues in the Singapore Economy by Ms Celine Sia, Division Head and Principal Economist, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; The Singapore Property Market: Implications for Economy and Policy by Mr Chetan Ahya, Executive Director & Chief Economist for Southeast Asia and India, Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte; and Ms Deyi Tan, Research Associate, Southeast Asia, Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte; and Financing Retirement in Singapore: Key Issues and Policy Implications by Mr Tan Kin Lian, Director of Tan Kin Lian & Associates Pte Ltd

    The Ninth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues: Resilience of the Singapore economy to the shocks in global financial systems and the weakening of the United States economy; Is the boom in the property sector creating excesses or distortions? The risks of asset price inflation and its impact on monetary policy are assessed; and Retirement funding: Is there a need for Singapore to progress towards a multi-pillared system where the CPF system is complemented by other elements such as a state pension or tax-incentivised discretionary savings schemes?


    Contents:

    Foreword Mr Arun Mahizhnan Deputy Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor Business Times Singapore The Singapore Economy: Recent Developments and Selected Issues Ms Celine Sia Division Head and Principal Economist Economic Policy Department Monetary Authority of Singapore Macro-Economic Developments and Policy Implications A. The Singapore Property Market: Implications for Economy and Policy Mr Chetan Ahya Executive Director and Chief Economist for Southeast Asia and India Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Pte B. Comments and Discussion Retirement Funding Issues in Singapore A. Overview of Retirement Funding in Singapore Mr Manu Bhaskaran Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Institute of Policy Studies B. Financing Retirement in Singapore: Key Issues and Policy Implications Mr Tan Kin Lian Director, Tan Kin Lian & Associates Pte Ltd C. Discussion on Retirement Funding in Singapore Conclusion Appendix 1: The Participants Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae Appendix 3: Abbreviations (76 pages, ISBN 978-981-248-187-0, ISBN 981-248-187-7)