Despite rising education levels, the harms caused to the rest of society, and social stigmatisation, the consumption of vices remains a challenge for regulators and policymakers around the world. In emerging Asia, the rapid growth of the middle class with greater purchasing power creates new policy problems and dilemmas. Whether it is gambling, tobacco, alcohol, and commercial sex, public officials in the public health, security, social, and fiscal agencies face an increasingly complex and contentious set of issues. The issue is made more challenging by the fact that social mores and conventions may prevent governments from pursuing sensible and realistic controls. Vices also tend to provoke strong emotional reactions, again limiting the ability of governments to adopt policies based on technocratic, cost-benefit calculations.

Clearly, robust vice policies have to be drawn from a variety of disciplines: the history of vice controls, economics, psychology, and sociology. This three-day programme aims to help you develop realistic and pragmatic approaches to the regulation of vices, and develop your ability to assess policy options for managing and controlling the common vices of gambling, tobacco, alcohol and commercial sex. Among the options considered are prohibition, taxation, licensing, and limits on marketing. You will also participate in group discussions and learning journeys to gain practical insights into the regulation of vices in Singapore.

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore (Bukit Timah Campus)

Mon 11 June 2018 to Wed 13 June 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

$3,500 + 7% GST

Fri 11 May 2018

This three-day programme aims to:

› Provide regulators, policymakers, and industry professionals with a multi-disciplinary understanding of the regulation of vices;

› Help you develop sensible, realistic, and pragmatic approaches to the regulation of vices; and

› Develop your ability to assess policy options for managing and controlling the common vices of gambling, tobacco, alcohol, and commercial sex.

The programme will cover both conceptual as well as practical knowledge in the regulation of vices, including the following topics:
› The harm principle
› Harm reduction
› Rational and less-than-rational addiction
› Robust vice policies
› Internet and vices
› Prohibition
› Taxation and licensing
› Containment

The programme is designed for regulators, policymakers, and industry professionals who wish to have a multi-disciplinary understanding of the regulation of vice.

Programme cost:

SS$3,500 + 7% GST*

› Group Discount: For three (3) paying participants
from the same organisation, the fourth
participant attends FREE.

S$2,800 + 7% GST *(20% discount for LKY
School Degree Programme/ Executive Education
Programme Alumni)

*Fee is inclusive of lunch, refreshments and learning support materials

Contact:

Executive Education Department
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259772

Tel: (65) 6601 5774
Fax: (65) 6872 9291
Email:

Application Deadline:11 May 2018


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Jim Leitzel

Director, Public Policy Studies in the College, University of Chicago

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