By 2050, the world’s “economic centre of gravity” will be located somewhere between India and China, predicts Danny Quah, the Dean of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
The economic centre is currently in Europe. As it moves east, so will the source of global and political influence over the next 50 to 100 years. This “revealed where global problems needed to be addressed” in the future, Quah says. Governance will “require more inclusive engagement of the east”.
In an exclusive interview with GovInsider, Quah discusses the future of ASEAN’s developing nations; why he is optimistic about Malaysia; and what the US-China trade wars mean for Southeast Asia.
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