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Auctions, Market Experiments and Public Policy

Interview  -  Bart Wilson, Stephen Rassenti, Vernon L. Smith

A discussion with Professors Vernon L. Smith, Stephen Rassenti and Bart Wilson

Singapore's Political Economy: Two Paradoxes

Article  -  Bryan Caplan

Economist Bryan Caplan, noted for his insights on public choice, visited Singapore in November 2008. His observations address how “economically efficient, but politically unpopular” policies might successfully be carried through a democratic system, and sheds light on the environment in which public policy is made and implemented in Singapore.

Growth with Equity: The Challenge of Income Distribution

Article  -  Kenneth Chan

"…the issue is not how much inequality there is, but how much opportunity there is for the individual to get out of the bottom classes and into the top."– Milton Friedman

Triumph of the Lion City

Review  -  Tan Peng Ting

Review of Edward Glaeser's Triumph of the City

Opinion: Staying Ahead of the Game

Opinion  -  Julia Yap, Bernard Nee

Singapore’s growth and transformation from a developing nation in the early 1960s to the successful and thriving economy it is today has been the source of much fascination for many observers.

Making Workfare Work: The US Experience — Interview with Lawrence M. Mead

Interview  -  Theresa W. Devasahayam

New York University’s Professor Lawrence M. Mead discusses workfare and income inequality in light of the US experience after a decade of welfare reform.

Opinion: The Environment as Capital

Opinion  -  Dodo J. Thampapillai

Following the 2006 Stern report, global warming, climate change and the scarcity of basic resources have become dominant themes in policy forums concerning sustainable development.

China's Clean Energy Thrust

Article  -  Andy Eng, Augustine Chong

Why China wants to become a clean energy powerhouse — and what it means for the global economy.

Indonesia in the Financial Crisis: Advent and Aftermath

Interview  -  Premarani Somasundram

Interview with Adam Schwarz

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.