Roundtable - Dr Adel A. Al-Wugayan, Mr Hau Do Suan, Hon. Ike Chinwo
In this session of the ETHOS Roundtable, three eminent participants from Singapore's 3rd Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the evolving challenges facing public sectors as global economic and political balances shift in the post-Crisis world.
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.
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.
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.
Article - Yeoh Lam Keong
To address globalisation’s unprecedented challenges, Singapore may need to rethink—and not just tweak—its social safety net.
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
Opinion - Ron Haskins
The co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families explains why he finds Singapore’s social policy remarkably effective.
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