IPS Update Issue December 2018

15 Dec 2018

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P1_141218This Month @ IPS

IPS held our biennial flagship conference, the Young Singaporeans Conference, themed “Disruptions”. It brought together youths from the civil, private and tertiary sectors to discuss key disruptions in the economy, technology and the population, and to propose new ideas and opportunities that these changes bring. Photo: Ms Pocket Sun, Founding Partner of SoGal Ventures and Guest of honour (left), and Dr Crystal Abidin, Lecturer at Deakin University (right), during a dialogue with conference participants.


IPS hosted the launch of Dr Cheong Koon Hean’s book Seeking a Better Urban Future, a compilation of lectures she had delivered as our fifth S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. Photo: Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Development Board Dr Cheong Koon Hean, Minister for National Development Mr Lawrence Wong and IPS Director Mr Janadas Devan.


(The Straits Times)
By Dr Gillian Koh

IPS Deputy Director (Research) Dr Gillian Koh discusses highlights from the latest Central Executive Committee elections within the People’s Action Party.

P4_141218Commentary — “A two-in-one statement about Singapore’s 4G leadership”
By Dr Gillian Koh

“One leader has a collaborative approach while the other sets clear strategic goals and drives government transformation resolutely to achieve them,” observes IPS Deputy Director (Research) Dr Gillian Koh, as she discusses the complementarity of Finance Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat and Trade and Industry Minister Mr Chan Chun Sing in Singapore’s fourth generation leadership.

Commentary — “Four Principles of Intergenerational Equity for Managing the Reserves”
By Drew Shih

IPS Research Assistant Drew Shih seeks to offer clarity on the ongoing debate regarding the fiscal management of Singapore’s reserves and concerns about intergenerational equity. This commentary is based on his Working Paper, Fiscal Management of Reserves in Singapore: An Intergenerational Equity Perspective.

Report — The 30th Singapore Economic Roundtable

The 30th Singapore Economic Roundtable (SER) was held on 26 November 2018, part of our series of biannual meetings that bring together private sector economists, business leaders and policy makers. This meeting discussed the effects of recent economic developments in China and the implications of the change in government in Malaysia for Singapore’s economy.

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