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Policymaking for Real People

Review  -  Tan Yeling

An understanding of how human biases affect economic decision-making can significantly improve the design of public policy. A new book authored by Singapore’s policymakers explains.

How Not to Lose the War on Poverty

Review  -  Jeanne Conceicao

Conventional strategies to fight poverty may be doing more harm than good.

Triumph of the Lion City

Review  -  Tan Peng Ting

Review of Edward Glaeser's Triumph of the City

Krugman, Wolf and the Roots of the Financial Crisis

Review  -  He Ruimin

Review of Paul Krugman's The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 and Martin Wolf's Fixing Global Finance

Book Review: Public Services at the Crossroads

Review  -  Garvin Chow

With a pool of increasingly educated citizens, a knowledge-savvy workforce and highly competitive market forces, many governments are feeling the pressure to continually improve the quality of their public services.

Plan for Behavioural Change, One Step at a Time

Review  -  Leon Lim

Review of "Think Small" by Owain Service and Rory Gallagher

The Challenge of Public Communications

Review  -  Vernie Oliveiro

In an episode of the BBC television series The Thick of It, a Minister is tasked with announcing to a classroom of teenagers a new policy encouraging young people to develop mobile phone apps. The problem is twofold: first, the Minister does not know the policy, and second, the Minister is something of a Luddite who cannot tell the difference between “downloading” and “uploading”.

The Making of Behavourial Economics: Review of "Misbehaving" by Richard Thaler

Review  -  Charmaine Tan Huan Yuen

A pioneer’s account of the paradigm shift in economics offers compelling insights for the contemporary scholar and practitioner alike.

What's Past is Prologue: Kissinger on China

Review  -  Leong Ming Wei

Described by the New York Times as “shrewd” and “fascinating”, On China is a tour de force account by a renowned former US Secretary of State of how China’s long history has shaped its global perspective as well as foreign policy.

Scientific Thinking and Public Policy: Review of Clark Glymour's Galilieo in Pittsburgh

Review  -  Aaron Maniam

A leading philosopher and statistician applies discipline and wit to the most pressing issues of our time.