Top Economist from Singapore


Singapore is a mere speck on the globe but its economy is larger than most nations on earth. The island-state offers a very congenial and encouraging commercial environment for setting up a new business. Owing to this reason, almost all renowned multinational corporations engaged in a wide range of industrial or commercial segments have established a branch or office in Singapore. Singapore is also a very developed country with high levels of literacy and per capita income. Of all the professionals who have contributed towards the growth and development of the national economy, economists form a major group.

One finds economists in Singapore employed in a diverse range of industries both in the public and private sectors. One also sees them engaged as professors and lecturers in colleges and universities and other educational institutions. Economists in Singapore primarily focus on how individuals, business institutions, and administrative departments of the government procure, invest and expend money.

On a broader perspective, economists specialize on areas that are directly related to Singapore’s economy like industrial productivity, international trade, and taxation policies and so on. About a third of the economists are employed in the public sector. A majority of them work as policy advisers and economic analysts for the government formulating economic policies on its behalf and recommending strategies to confront economic problems.

Rough a third of them work in the private segment with banking establishments, insurance companies, consultancy firms and manufacturing firms. The rest of the economists teach in colleges and universities, conduct research, and write textbooks for students’ at all academic levels. Most of the economists of Singapore are accredited members of the ‘Economic Society of Singapore’ which is a NGO organization.

The ESS’s key objective is to make the public aware of the current economic issues and aspects and also encourage debates and discussions on the same. The following is a list of top economists in Singapore who at one level offer consultancy to government, private businesses and entrepreneurs, and on the other take classes in economics in some of the most established colleges and universities.

1.Yew-Kwang Ng (Economics Dept, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore)
2.Julian Wright (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
3.Tilak Abeysinghe (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
4.Roberto S. Mariano (School of Economics, Singapore Management University, Singapore)
5.Jan F Kiviet (Division of Economics, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore)
6.Sumit Agarwal (Real Estate Dept, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
7.Yeneng Sun (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
8.Jun Yu (Lee Kong Chian School of Business, SMU, Singapore)
9.Markus Bruckner (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
10.Jie Zhang (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
11.Parkash Chander (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
12.Jean-Francois Hennart (Lee Kong Chiang School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore)
13.Reza Y Siregar (AMRO, Singapore)
14.Yongheng Deng (Institute of Real Estate Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
15.Basant. K Kapoor (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
16.Aditya Goenka (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
17.Anthony S. Tay (School of Economics, Singapore Management University, Singapore)
18.Weihong Huang (Division of Economics, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore)
19.Christos Sakellariou (Division of Economics, Nanyang Technical University, Singap


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