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Fiscal Responses to COVID-19 in Singapore and Hong Kong

Article  -  Alfred M. Wu

Deploying judicious pandemic support measures, Singapore and Hong Kong have sought to stabilise their economies and societies, while laying a foundation for post-pandemic growth.

Taking Stock of an Unprecedented Pandemic

Article  -  Ong Toon Hui, Danny Quah

COVID-19 has tested societies like never before: but good governance, agile policymaking, social cohesion and broad collaboration remain vital in facing the crisis of a generation.

Asia After the Crisis: What Now, What's Next? — Interview with Timothy F. Geithner

Interview  -  Donald Low

Timothy F. Geithner, President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, discusses monetary and fiscal policy in the region a decade after the Asian Financial Crisis.

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.

What Digital Success Looks Like: Measuring & Evaluating Government Digitalisation

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Seven indicators could offer a more comprehensive and useful overview of how well the public sector is doing in going digital.

Ageing and Public Policy — A Global Perspective

Article  -  Andrew Kwok

Is there an impending ageing crisis? Two views predominate in the global discourse.

Editorial Issue 22

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

This issue of ETHOS takes stock of the COVID-19 pandemic to date—including some of its socioeconomic, governance and geopolitical implications—and reflects on how Singapore and other governments have responded to the crisis of a generation.

The Asian Financial Crisis in Hindsight

Article  -  Donald Low

The Asian Financial Crisis might well be the first major crisis of globalisation. Donald Low examines its causes and implications ten years on.

COVID-19 Crisis Management: An Early Look

Article  -  James Low

CSC Researcher James Low traces Singapore’s response to the pandemic to date, highlighting the coordinated response and whole-of-Singapore efforts to help those most affected by the 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