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:
    Manu Bhaskaran, Faizal bin Yahya and Sarjune Ibrahim s/o Sitheek, ed
    Year:
    2012, Nov
    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, May
    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, November
    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, May
    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, November
    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, June
    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, November
    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, June
    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, December
    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, November
    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)