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Transformative Investments: Remaking American Cities for a New Century

Article  -  Julie Wagner, Bruce Katz

“Transformative investments” is a class of urban interventions that is making an impact on markets, people, city landscapes and urban possibilities.

Cities, Culture and Happiness

Article  -  Bruno S. Frey

The arts as a means to enhance individual well-being can have an impact on how culture should be encouraged by policy.

Extraordinary Times, Fundamental Principles: The 2009 Budget and the Ministry of Finance's Approach to Countercyclical Economic Strategy

Article  -  Jonathan Pflug

Four key principles anchor the bold anti-recessionary measures in Singapore’s 2009 Budget.

Opinion: Singapore's Economic Growth Model: Too Much or Too Little?

Opinion  -  Linda Lim

Can Singapore’s state-heavy growth model be sustained in the long term, especially after the systemic shock and global rebalancing of the current financial crisis?

The End of the World (Economy) as We Know It

Article  -  Wee Shu Lin, Lee Chor Pharn, Adeline Aw

“…After this crisis, the world is not going to be the same again. This is not just another cyclical downturn and recovery. The world’s economy is undergoing a structural shift.” — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Parliament, 27 May 2009

Government and Markets in a Well-Functioning Economy

Article  -  Wu Wei Neng, Donald Low

The central question for governments is not whether but how to intervene in markets to ensure their proper functioning.

That Elixir Called Productivity: Ten Implications for Singapore

Article  -  Jesus Felipe

What can the public sector do to ensure broad and inclusive growth?

Population Ageing Requires Adaptive Responses, Not Just Technical Ones

Opinion  -  Melinda Elias, Donald Low

Beyond increased public spending, Singapore’s ageing population should prompt a deep rethinking about the structures, risks and values underpinning our healthcare system.

Don't Close Off Options in Tackling Income Gap

Interview  -  David Autor

A leading US labour economist discusses the challenges of rising income inequality in Singapore.

Uniquely Singapore, Uniquely CPF

Article  -  Laura Lim, Eng Soon Khai, Heidi Chan

Singapore’s pragmatic approach to social security has led to the development of a unique system that does not readily adhere to international benchmarks.