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.
Review - Jeanne Conceicao
Conventional strategies to fight poverty may be doing more harm than good.
Review - Tan Peng Ting
Review of Edward Glaeser's Triumph of the City
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
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.
Review - Leon Lim
Review of "Think Small" by Owain Service and Rory Gallagher
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”.
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.
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.
Review - Aaron Maniam
A leading philosopher and statistician applies discipline and wit to the most pressing issues of our time.