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Speakers

Dr Tan Khee Giap

Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI)

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

National University of Singapore

Chairman, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC)

Email: spptkg@nus.edu.sg Tel: (65) 96410366

Upon graduating with a PhD from University of East Anglia, England, in 1987 under the Overseas

Research Scheme awarded by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of

the United Kingdom. He joined the banking sector as a treasury manager and served as secretary to the

Assets and Liabilities Committee for three years, there after he taught at the Department of Economics

and Statistics, National University of Singapore, 1990-1993. Dr Tan joined Nanyang Technological

University in 1993 and was Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Office, 2007-2009. He is now with Lee

Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
 

Dr Tan has consulted extensively with the various government ministries, statutory boards and

government linked companies of Singapore government including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade

& Industry, Ministry of Manpower, Housing & Development Board, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore,

Singapore Tourism Board, Trade Development Board, Maritime Port Authority, Ministry of Information,

Culture & Arts, Economic Development Board, Ministry of National Development, Media Development

Authority, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Singapore Design Council, Ministry of

Community Development, Youth & Sports, Singapore Press Holdings, Mendaki, StarHub, Capital Land

and Great Eastern Life on policies concerning financial, fiscal, trade, tourism, public housing, labor,

telecommunication, tourism, liveable cities, creative industry, media, community development, airport and

seaport activities. He has also served as a consultant to international agencies such as the Asian

Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute, United Nations Industrial Development Group,

World Gold Council, ASEAN Secretariat, Central Policy Unit of Hong Kong, Kerzner International, Las

Vegas Sands and Marina Bay Sands.
 

Dr Tan is the lead author for 20 books and published in international refereed journals such as Applied

Economics (UK), ASEAN Economic Bulletin (Singapore), Asian Economic Papers (US), Competitiveness

Review (UK), International Journal of Business Competition and Growth (UK), International Journal of

Chinese Culture and Business Management (UK), International Journal of Economics and Business

Research (UK), International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (UK), Journal of

Centrum Cathedra The Business and Economics Research Journal (Peru), Journal of International

Commerce, Economics and Policy (UK), Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (Singapore), Review of

Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies (US), and World Review of Science, Technology and

Sustainable Development (Switzerland). He is the associate editor of the journal Review of Pacific Basin

Financial Markets and Policies (US). His current research interests include econometric forecasting, Cost

of Living Index, Global Liveable Cities Index and competitiveness analysis on 31 provinces in China, 35

states in India and ASEAN-10 economies.
 

Dr Tan was Deputy President of the Singapore Economic Society, 2004. He served in the 2002 Economic

Review Committee (ERC), served as Chairman of the Task Force on Portable Medical Benefits (PMB),

served as the Deputy Chairman of the IPS Forum for Economic Restructuring (IFER) in 2003 and served

as a member of the Resource Panel of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Transport and

Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade since 2007.
 

Dr Tan has extensively advised and guided multinational corporations leading to public listings especially

those companies from Mainland China and Taiwan. He is also currently an Independent Director of the

publicly listed Artivision, BreadTalk Group, Boustead Projects and TEE Land.

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