Challenges For The Singapore Economy After The Global Financial Crisis

Edited by : Peter Wilson (School of Economics, Singapore Management University), 2011 World Scientific Publishing

Manu co-authored with Peter Wilson – Chapter 2 : The Post-Crisis Era : Challenges for the Singapore Economy (Manu Bhaskaran and Peter Wilson)

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This book is a collection of invited and selected papers from the Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2009 around a central theme, Challenges Facing Singapore in the Post-Crisis Era and Policy Responses.There are very few books on the Singapore economy. This one is largely non-technical in nature and brings the reader up to speed on the key issues facing policymakers in Singapore in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The contributors are all experts in their field and have extensive experience of the Singapore economy. The book also offers an international dimension to look at the role of China in the Asian economy and the impact on Asia of reforms to the international financial architecture.


  • Introduction (Peter Wilson)
  • The Post-Crisis Era: Challenges for the Singapore Economy (Manu Bhaskaran and Peter Wilson)
  • Economic Policy-Making in Singapore: Some Reflections (Basant K Kapur)
  • Reform of the International Financial Architecture, the G20 and Asia (Pradumna R Rana)
  • The Current Productivity Drive in Singapore and Labor Market Policies (Chew Soon Beng and Rosalind Chew)
  • China as an Emerging Market for Singapore: Challenges and Opportunities (Yunhua Liu)
  • Equity in Singapore’s Healthcare Financing (Tilak Abeysinghe, Himani and Jeremy Lim)
  • Monetary Policy in Singapore and the Global Financial Crisis (Chow Hwee Kwan and Peter Wilson)
  • Fiscal Policy in Singapore and the 2010 Budget (Lee Soo Ann)
  • Singapore’s Exchange Rate Policy: An Evaluation (Partha Sen)
  • Citizen-Government Partnership for Social Equity: How It Strengthened with the Global Crisis (Chew Soon Beng and Rosalind Chew)

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