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2015

"In defence of academic research" Dr Aamir R. Hashmi, The Straits Times, Opinion, 15 April 2015

"Using property prices to guide climate change policies" Dr Eric Fesselmeyer, Assoc Prof Liu Haoming and Assoc Prof Alberto Salvo, The Straits Times, Opinion, 08 April 2015

"Paying for that surge in Budget spending" Mr Chan Kok Hoe, The Straits Times, Opinion, 26 February 2015

"PIC: Move from subsidy to root cause" Prof Ivan Png, The Straits Times, Opinion, 17 February 2015

"The power of compounding confounds" Dr Song Changcheng, The Straits Times, Opinion, 11 February 2015

"CPF reform: Nudge people to make optimal choices" Prof Sumit Agarwal, The Straits Times, Opinion, 09 February 2015

"Savings fund won't help foreign workers" Prof Ivan Png, The Straits Times, Opinion, 14 January 2015

2014

"Is Uber taking us for a ride?" Prof Sumit Agarwal, Today, 22 December 2014

"Set maximum sum for CPF members" Assoc Prof Chia Ngee Choon, The Straits Times, Opinion, 20 December 2014

"Patent law and the secret to success" Prof Ivan Png, The Straits Times, Opinion, 10 December 2014

"Empowering foreign domestic workers" Dr Slesh Anand Shrestha, The Straits Times, Opinion, 19 November 2014

"Expanding access to elite education" Dr Nina Guyon, The Straits Times, Opinion, 08 October 2014

"Puzzling behaviour of S'poreans at 55" Prof Sumit Agarwal, Dr Jessica Pan & Dr Wenlan Qian, The Straits Times, Opinion, 11 September 2014

"The dollars and economic sense of Cupid agencies" Dr Elisabetta Gentile, The Straits Times, Opinion, 30 August 2014

"Same product, different city, different price" Assoc Prof Davin Chor, The Straits Times, Opinion, 03 July 2014

"Multilateral approach to tackling haze still apt" Assoc Prof Alberto Salvo, The Straits Times, Opinion, 05 June 2014

"Musculoskeletal patients face highest risk of large hospital bills: Study" Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe , Today, 13 May 2014

"GDP still relevant in assessing well-being" Assoc Prof Suresh De Mel, The Straits Times, Opinion, 08 May 2014

"Towards a world class transport system" Professor Ivan Png, Today, 28 April 2014

"Traffic congestion affects commuting costs which impact on housing prices" Dr Eric Fesselmeyer & Assoc Prof Liu Haoming, The Straits Times, Opinion, 03 April 2014

"Uniquely Singapore way to fund needs" Assoc Prof Chia Ngee Choon, The Straits Times, Opinion, 27 February 2014

"Budget 2014: A macro view" Dr Chan Kok Hoe, The Straits Times, Opinion, 26 February 2014

"Gauging the real value of increase in investments" Prof Basant K Kapur, The Straits Times, Opinion, 06 February 2014

"Construction noise? Power bill goes up" Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal, The Straits Times, Home, 27 January 2014

"Meeting needs of the lower-middle income" Assoc Prof Chia Ngee Choon & Assoc Prof Albert Tsui, The Business Times, 13 January 2014

"What's keeping blue-collar wages low?" Assoc Prof Davin Chor, The Straits Times, Opinion, 02 January 2014

2013

"Move focus from  car ownership to usage" Prof Ivan Png, The Straits Times, Opinion, 05 December 2013

"Levelling up public transport service quality" Assoc Prof Anthony Chin, The Straits Times, Opinion, 07 November 2013

"Capital controls work - at times" Assoc Prof Aditya Goenka, The Straits Times, Opinion, 18 October 2013

"Being personally responsible is key in preventive care" Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe, The Straits Times, Opinion, 16 September 2013

"Why similar firms choose to locate close to each other" Dr Eric Fesselmeyer, The Straits Times, 01 August 2013

"Raising productivity through wage rises" Assoc Prof Liu Haoming, The Straits Times, 04 July 2013

"Use the law to fight haze" Professor Ivan Png, The Straits Times, Opinion, 21 June 2013

"Govt rebates: Spend or save?" Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal, The Straits Times, Opinion, 06 June 2013

"The Singapore recipe for sustaining itself" Dr Lee Soo Ann, The Straits Times ,04 May 2013

"Superstition and housing prices in Singapore" Assoc Prof Wong Wei Kang, The Straits Times ,02 May 2013

"Sustainable transport needs new thinking" Assoc Prof Anthony Chin, The Straits Times,16 April 2013

"LSE professor: Singapore needs to be prudent in dealing with growth of the world economy shifting eastward" Prof Danny Quah, Lianhe Zaobao, 05 April 2013

"The neuroeconomics of risk-taking and gambling" Prof Chew Soo Hong and Asst Prof Zhong Songfa, The Straits Times,Opinion 4 April 2013

"What we can do to clean up our act" Professor Ivan Png, The Straits Times, Opinion, 22 March 2013

"The rise and rise of women in higher education" Dr Jessica Pan, The Straits Times, Opinion, 7 March 2013

"How progressive is the new tax structure?" Dr Chia Ngee Choon, The Straits Times, Opinion, 28 February 2013

"Wither Singapore's Trade Surplus?" Mr Chan Kok Hoe, The Straits Times, Opinion, 7 February 2013

"Move beyond economics to boost fertiility" Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe, Straits Times, Review, 25 January 2013

2012

"Ensuring a win-win situation in trade", Dr Tomoo Kikuchi, Straits Times, Review, 6 December 2012

"Cutting wages may not be the best way to save costs?", Assoc Prof Liu Haoming, Straits Times, Review, 8 November 2012

"Inflated housing prices should ease", Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe, Straits Times, Review, 4 October 2012

"A note of caution about hasty bailouts", Assoc Prof Markus Brueckner, Straits Times, Review, 6 September 2012

"People drive more when COE prices rise", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 2 August 2012

"Tie COE to cost of car, not engine size", Professor Julian Wright, Straits Times, Review, 4 May 2012

"'Inflation-proofing' CPF savings", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, Review, 23 January 2012

2011

"Merging for the greater good", Assoc Prof Julian Wright, Straits Times, Review, 8 December 2011

"Crouching bookies, hidden fixers", Assoc Prof Parimal Bag & Dr Bibhas Saha (University of East Anglia), Straits Times, Review, 23 November 2011

"Does R&D capability justify Microsoft's monopoly", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 16 November 2011

"Road to personal data protection", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 17 September 2011

"Fewer children when house prices head north", Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe, Straits Times, Review, 1 September 2011

"Understanding the paradox of capitalism", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, Review, 4 August 2011

"Redefining affordability of homes", reporting the research findings of Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe and Ms Gu Jiaying, Straits Times, 14 July 2011

"East, West, world growth is the best", Professor Danny Quah, Straits Times, Review, 24 June 2011

"Why money supply has grown so fast", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, Review, 14 May 2011

"China-Taiwan pact puts pressure on Asean", Dr Sarah Y. Tong, Straits Times, Review, 26 February 2011

"China's use of reserve ratios", Dr Connie Chung, Straits Times, Review, 18 February 2011

"Oiling the wheels of contest in a duopoly", Assoc Prof Anthony T. H. Chin, Straits Times, Review, 12 February 2011

"Why fewer COEs mean luxury car boom", Professor Ivan Png and Dr Qiang Fu, Straits Times, Review, 3 February 2011

"Budget should benefit less well-off", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, Review, 27 January 2011

2010

"Resolving the current 'liquidity spillover'", Assoc Prof Shin Jang-Sup, Straits Times, Review, 5 November 2010

"Quantitative easing: A move to spur lending", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 27 October 2010

"High household savings good, but don't oversave", Dr Wong Wei Kang, Straits Times, Review, 21 October 2010

"Fast food: Should govts intervene?", Chan Kok Hoe, Straits Times, Review, 19 October 2010

"Taxing issue of corporate tax incentives", Assoc Prof Chia Ngee Choon, Straits Times, Review, 9 October 2010

"Green may be colour of China's economic future", Assoc Prof Albert Hu, Straits Times, Review, 30 September 2010

"Making the most of globalisation", Assoc Prof Shandre M. Thangavelu, Straits Times, Review, 23 September 2010

"Impact of money supply on inflation", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, Review, 23 September 2010

"Both property price cycles and price trends matter", Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe, Straits Times, Review, 9 September 2010

"China must look beyond GDP growth", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 28 August 2010

"Buying within your means", Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe and Ms Gu Jiaying, Straits Times, Review, 4 August 2010

"Rising Sing$ may not keep prices low", Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe, Straits Times, Review, 29 July 2010

"Private tuition: Does it help?", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 1 July 2010

"Too small to set prices? Not always", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, Review, 1 July 2010

"New TV rules will benefit S'poreans", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 27 May 2010

"Best to let China revalue yuan gradually", Professor Lim Chin and Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 20 May 2010

"S'pore property prices: Here's a key worry", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 13 May 2010

"What if you can't afford to retire?", quoting the research findings of Assoc Prof Chia Ngee Choon and Assoc Prof Albert Tsui, Sunday Times, 25 April 2010

"Two questions for ministers", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 2 March 2010

"Let market forces decide", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, Review, 2 March 2010

"Watch India - it may outgrow China", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 23 February 2010

"Beijing may see itself as stakeholder in Asean’s boom", Assoc Prof Albert Hu, Straits Times, Review, 18 February 2010

"Don’t take ‘unlimited supply’ of Chinese workers for granted", Assoc Prof Liu Haoming, Straits Times, Review, 16 February 2010

"How Asean can fully benefit from trade pact with China", Assoc Prof Shandre M. Thangavelu, Straits Times, Review, 11 February 2010

"Asean trade pact a win-win situation", Dr Sarah Y. Tong, Straits Times, Review, 9 February 2010

"Betting on biology of risky behaviour", reporting the research of Professor Chew Soo Hong, Straits Times, Science, 6 February 2010

"Why yuan won't displace the dollar", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, Review, 4 February 2010

"Roaring tigers, rising dragon", Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe, Straits Times, Review, 2 February 2010

2009

"Ranking of CPF flawed: Expert", reporting the views of Assoc Prof Chia Ngee Choon, StraitsTimes, Money, 25 November 2009

"Just a numbers game? Quality counts too", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, Economic Growth, 15 September 2009

"Foreign worker buffer is working", Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, 12 September 2009

"Strategies for the future", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, Economic Watch, 16 June 2009

"China's exports: What's really going on", Assoc Prof Albert Hu and Professor Ivan Png, Straits Times, 5 May 2009

"中国经济对出口依赖到底有多大?", 胡光宙副教授, 方博亮教授, 联合早报, 30 April 2009

"Jobs Credit Scheme: Measuring Its Effectiveness", Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe and Ms Gu Jiaying, Straits Times, Review Pages, 16 February 2009

"Making the Case for GST Roll-Back", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, 26 January 2009 and "Why ‘GST Credits for All’ Works Better", Letter to Forum Page, Strait Times, Professor Basant K. Kapur, 3 February 2009

"Learning Is Child’s Play", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, 5 January 2009

2008

"Private Vices, Public Virtues", Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe, Straits Times, Economic Watch, 2 December 2008

"That Condo Is Moving out of Reach", Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe and Ms Gu Jiaying, Straits Times, 3 May 2008

"Better to Borrow than Raise GST", Professor Basant K. Kapur, Straits Times, 29 February 2008


Newspaper articles covering Department's activities since 2008


"NUS economics don: Sharp rise in property prices will exacerbate income disparity" Assoc Prof Tilak Abeysinghe , Lianhe Zaobao, 01 November 2014

"NUS, MAS hosting renowned economist this week" StraitsTimes, 19 May 2014

"How David Hoe fought his way to university'" StraitsTimes, 13 April 2014

"Singapore port operations need diversified development as regional competition heats up" Lianhe Zaobao, , 12 December 2013

"Opting for cheapest option 'will cost productivity dearly'" StraitsTimes, 10 December 2013

"Champion of Inclusive Growth" Business Times, 20 July 2013

 'Stagnant incomes can affect public's tolerance levels' Straits Times, 19 June 2013

"Budget 2012: Good for older workers, the poor, less so for businesses", Straits Times, 21 February 2012

"Help SMEs, ditch MNCs-first mindset", Straits Times, 22 October 2011

"Lift capabilities of local firms, urge economists", Business Times, 22 October 2011

"殷吉星:政府应一视同仁对待跨国和本地企业", Lianhe Zaobao, 22 October 2011

"US should consume less, invest more: Nobel laureate", Straits Times, 19 September 2011

"诺贝尔奖得主斯宾塞: 新加坡须慎对热钱流入房地产问题", Lianhe Zaobao, 17 September 2011

"Lower-income may miss the boat", Straits Times, 23 February 2011

"Ease Budget pain for firms: economist", Business Times, 23 February 2011

"德勤会计师事务所合伙人岑义隆:加强教育才能助底层国人脱贫", 联合早报, 23 February 2011

"Short on hongbaos, long on the supply side", Business Times, 24 February 2010

"Will Bus Tenders Benefit Riders?", Sunday Times, 15 March 2009

"Room for Another Transport Operator", Business Times, 13 March 2009

"Private property prices seen falling 5-6 % in '09-10", Business Times, 25 October 2008

"NUS don: Private housing prices expected to drop 5 to 5.7% next year", Lianhe Zaobao, 25 October 2008

"The best option for elderly flat owners", Weekend TODAY, 25 October 2008

"Oil Price Close to US$120", "High Prices ‘Here to Stay", Straits Times, 29 April 2008

"No Call for Net Neutrality Law", Straits Times, 19 April 2008

"Online Neutrality to Shape Internet's Future", Straits Times, 14 April 2008