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That Elixir Called Productivity: Ten Implications for Singapore

Article  -  Jesus Felipe

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

The Age of Big Data

Article  -  Cheryl Chung

Data-driven activities and smart systems could power a quantum leap in productivity and innovation.

The Growth of Asian Cities

Article  -  Bindu N. Lohani

As the main economic engines of growth, Asian cities are increasingly challenged to ensure sustainability while reaping the benefits of urbanisation.

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

Workfare: The Fourth Pillar of Social Security in Singapore

Article  -  Jacqueline Poh

Singapore’s latest labour policy is more than a wage supplement scheme—it is a bold new addition to the social safety net in today’s volatile economic environment.

The Danish Negotiated Economy

Article  -  Ove K. Pedersen

Denmark thrives on a strategy of institutional competitiveness: policies, incentives and norms that create a whole-of-society comparative advantage.

Ageing Population: What to Expect and What to Do

Article  -  Norbert Walter

What will the global ageing trend mean for finance, investment and production? Professor Norbert Walter highlights the economic implications of ageing in the coming decades.

The Nordic Social Security Model: Squaring the Circle?

Article  -  Koh Tsin Yen

The Nordic states appear to have achieved an enviable balance between strong economic growth and generous welfare provisions, but they too face new pressures from globalisation.

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.

Water Management in Singapore

Article  -  Cecilia Tortajada

Singapore has developed from a water-scarce developing nation to a world leader in the field of water management in the space of three decades. Dr Cecilia Tortajada reviews the city-state's water practices and strategies in detail.