Featured Research Topics

Students have explored the following topics via the PAE in recent years:

Labour & Policy Making –
Youth Employment Opportunities in Hong Kong

  • Client: Citi Foundation
  • Faculty Advisor: Assistant Prof Li Hui
  • Year: PAE Conference 2017
  • Synopsis

Labour & Policy Making –
Trade Employment and Inequality in APEC Economies

  • Client: APEC Secretariat
  • Faculty Advisor: Assistant Prof Razeen Sally
  • Year: PAE Conference 2017
  • Report: Final Report 

Social Issues –
Strengthening Communities with Low-income Families

  • Client: Beyond Social Services
  • Faculty Advisor: Assistant Prof Joo Yu Min
  • Year: PAE Conference 2017
  • Report: Final Report 

Environment and Urban –
Improving efficiency within the water-energy food nexus in Syr-Darya river basin (Assessment in Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic)

  • Client: Land and Water Division (NRL), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Faculty Advisor: Assistant Prof Sonia Akter
  • Year: PAE Conference 2016
  • ReportFinal Report 

Health and Population –
The future of long-term care in Singapore

  • Client: The Gerontological Society of Singapore
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Prof Phua Kai Hong
  • Year: PAE Conference 2016
  • Report: Final Report

Social Issues –
Striking the balance between heritage conservation and urban renewal in Singapore

  • Client: Singapore Heritage Society
  • Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Associate Prof Oraorn Poocharoen
  • Year: PAE Conference 2016
  • Report: Final Report

Trade and Industry –
Upgrading garment enterprises in Vietnam

  • Client: The World Bank Group, Singapore
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Prof Vu Minh Khuong
  • Year: PAE Conference 2016
  • ReportFinal Report
Disclaimer: The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in third party publications do not necessarily reflect the views of the World Bank, its Board of Executive Directors, or the governments they represent. 

Social Policy –
The Singapore Social Progress Index: Measuring what matters

  • Client: Social Innovation Park Ltd (SIP)
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Prof Phua Kai Hong
  • Year: PAE Conference 2015
  • Synopsis

Social Policy –
Old Age Income Security in face of changing family structure in Singapore: A comparative study with the experiences of South Korea

  • Client: International Longevity Centre (ILC Singapore)
  • Faculty Advisor: Assistant Prof Kim Hye-Won, Erin
  • Year: PAE Conference 2015
  • Report: Final Report

Multilaterals, Development –
Determinants of Financial and Social Success Factors in World Bank Projects

  • Client: World Bank
  • Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor Naomi Aoki
  • Year: PAE Conference 2015
  • ReportFinal Report
Disclaimer: The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in third party publications do not necessarily reflect the views of the World Bank, its Board of Executive Directors, or the governments they represent. 

Finance –
ASEAN BANKING INTEGRATION: Impediments in Implementation and a Strategic Policy Framework to Foster the ASEAN Banking Integration

  • Client: ASEAN Bankers Association
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Prof Vu Minh Khuong
  • Year: PAE Conference 2015
  • Synopsis