Lectures/Seminars/Conference Presentations By Prof. Mukul G. Asher

2001- 06

Mukul G Asher, and A. Nandy, “The Case of Integration between India and the Rest of Asia”, presented at AusAID South Asia Research Facility Conference on South Asia: Integration or Looking East, Canberra, September 26-26, 2006.
Mukul G Asher, and A. Nandy, “Demographic Complementarities and Outsourcing: Implications for India”, presented at IMRC conference on Global Competitiveness through Outsourcing: implications for Services & Manufacturing, Organized by IIM, Bangalore, July 13-15, 2006.
Mukul G Asher, and A. Nandy, “ Public-Private Partnership in Health Care in India: Complementary and Limited Role”, Paper presented at the conference on Strengthening Public Policy to Manage Emerging Health Challenges”, Organized by the Teri School of Advances Studies, India Habitat Centre, July 19-21,2006.
Mukul G Asher, and A. Nandy, “Social Security Policy in an Era of Globalization and Competition: Challenges for Southeast Asia”, Paper presented at the workshop on Southeast Asia in the Global Economy: Avoiding the Problem of Globalisation’s ‘Missing Middle’, Organized by the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, November 10-11, 2005.
___________, “Insurance and pensions: Regulatory Issues and Challenges”, Paper presented at the workshop on Indonesian Finance System Architecture: the Future Challenges and Responses”, Organized by Bank of Indonesia, July 13, 2005.
____________, and D. Vasudevan, “Globalization, Demographic Transition and Reform of Social Safety Nets in India”, Paper presented at the conference on Managing Globalization: Lessons from China and India, organized by the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, April 4-6, 2005.
____________, and D. Vasudevan, “Emerging Economies: Growth, Demographics, and Pension Reform”, Paper presented at Swiss Finance Conference 05, February 3-4, 2005, Zurich.
___________, and A. Nandy, “Asset-based Policies for Financing Retirement: The Case of Singapore”, presented at the “International Conference on Asset-building and Social Development,” organized by Washington University, St Louis, and Shandong University, Jinan, China, September 9-11, 2004.
___________,and A. Nandy, “Recent Developments in Pension Reforms in Southeast Asia”, presented at the Workshop on “options for Establishing a Social Security System in Indonesia,” organized by BAPPENAS, Jakarta, June 24, 2004.
Rajan R.S, ____________, and R. Sen, “ASEAN-India Economic Relations: Current and Future Prospects”, Presented at The ASEAN-India Forum, Organized by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, February 9 – 10, 2004.
____________, “The Role of Environmental Taxes and Public Policy in Developing Asia”, Presented at The Fourth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation Issues, Experience and Potential, June 5 – June 7, 2003, Division of Law, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
_____________, “Structural Design and Management of Defined Contribution Programmes : Migrating to Individual Choice”, Presented at Second OECD/INPRS Conference on Private Pensions in Asia, Hyderabad, India, May 28-30, 2003.
___________, “Governance and Investment of Provident and Pension Funds: The Case of Singapore and India”, Paper presented at the Second Public Pension Fund Management Conference, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC, May 5-7, 2003.
___________, “The Role of Property Tax in Decentralization of Fiscal System in Indonesia”, Paper presented at the International Symposium on Indonesia’s Decentralization Policy: Problems and Policy Directions, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, January 31-February 1, 2003.
___________, “The Evolution of Public Pension Provision and its Macroeconomic/Capital Market Implications”, Paper presented at the Global Investment Forum, Mercer Investment Consulting, 11-13 December 2002, Singapore.
____________, “Civil Service Pension Reforms in India”, Paper presented at the Roundtable on Design and Implementation of Pension Reforms in India, organized by Policy Analysis Group, Invest India Economic Foundation, New Delhi, India, 15-17 October 2002.
____________, “Current Issues in Pension Reform”, Paper presented at the Meeting of Directors of Social Security Organization in Asia and the Pacific, organized by the International Social Security Association and social security institutions in Turkey, Istanbul, 25-27 September, 2002.
____________, “Long-Term Fiscal –Policy Challenges for Singapore”, Paper presented at the Institute of Policy Studies (Singapore) Symposium on Sustaining Singapore’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy, July 26-27, 2002, Singapore.
____________, “Behavioural Economics and Retirement Financing in Asia”’ Keynote Address for Economic Psychology Division (Division 9) at the XXV International Congress of Applied Psychology, 7-12 July, 2002, Singapore.
____________, “The Role of Global Economy in Financing Old Age: The Case of Singapore”, presented at a conference on Aging and International Capital Flows, organized by Project on Intergenerational Equity, Hitotsubashi University, and Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, March 14, 2002.
____________, “Reforming India’s Mandatory Savings Schemes and Civil Service Pension Arrangements”, presented at a symposium on Problems and Prospects of Pension Reforms in India, organized by the National Insurance Academy, Pune, India, February 20-21, 2002.
____________, Rahul Sen, and Sadhna Sen, “ ASEAN-India: Emerging economic Opportunities”, presented at an ASEAN-India workshop on economic Issues organized by the French Centre de Sciences Humaines, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, and School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru university, New Delhi, March 17-18, 2001.
____________, and Wasana Karunarathne, “Social Security arrangements in Singapore: An Assessment”, presented at an International Seminar on Pensions, organized by Project on Intergenerational Equity, Institute of Economic Research, Hitosubashi University, 5-7 March 2001.
   

1996 - 2000

____________, “ Recent International Experience With Pension Reform: Implications for India”’ presented at a Conference on “Social Security For The Elderly”, organized by Social Security Association Of India, September 6-8, 2000, New Delhi.
____________, “ Social Security Reform Imperatives: The Southeast Asian case”’ presented at a Conference on “Building the Social Safety Net for Asian Societies in Transition”, organized by Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) and EuroAsia Centre for Asian Studies, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, April 27-29, 2000.
____________, “Fiscal Policy Issues and Challenges Facing Southeast Asia in the 21st century”, presented at a conference on Perspectives on Public Policy in the 21st century, organized by the Public Policy Programme, National University of Singapore, 6-8 September 1999, - Singapore.
____________, Chandru Rajam, and Rahul Sen, “India and Singapore: Emerging Trade Opportunities and Challenges”, a paper presented at the First Singapore-India Colloquium organized by the South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore, August 19-21, 1999.
____________, “Social Safety Nets in East Asia: How Desirable? How Feasible?, paper presented at the Second Intellectual Dialogue on Building Asia’s Tomorrow: Promoting Sustainable Development and Human Security, co-organized by the Japan Centre for International Exchange, Tokyo and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, July 12-13,1999, Singapore.
____________, “Pension Reform in Singapore”, paper presented at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka/World Bank seminar on Ageing Population and Social Security Systems, Colombo, May 27-28, 1999.
____________, “Tax Reform in Singapore”, paper presented at the International Symposium on Asian Tax Reform Issues and Results, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, December 4-5, 1998.
____________, and U. Sankari, “Mobilizing Domestic Financial Resources in Singapore: The Role of the CPF”, paper presented at the Workshop in Mobilization of Financial Resources for Development in Myanmar, organised by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 29-30 October, 1998
____________, “Financial Crisis and its Implications for Pension Funds in Southeast Asia”, a paper presented at an International Workshop on Pension System Reforms, organized by the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank and Ministry of Finance, China, at Hangzhou City, China, April 24, 1998.
____________, “Pension Reform”, speaker at a Panel Session on Social Policy for the 21st Century: Can Asian Societies Be Competitive and Caring?”, organized by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank as a part of the Asia Development Forum: East Asia: The Unfinished Agenda; Manila, March 9-13, 1998.
____________, “Investment Policies and Performance of Provident Funds in Southeast Asia”, a paper presented at the workshop on Pension System Reform, Governance and Fund Management, organized by the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank and the State Planning Commission of China, Yangzhou City, China, January 13-15, 1998.
____________, “Singapore’s Social Security System: How Well Does it Address the Central Issues in Social Security Reform?” a paper presented at a Conference on Solving the Global Pension Crisis: Opportunities for Privatisation, a joint conference organized by the Cato Institute and the Economist, London, December 8-9, 1997.
____________, “Globalization’s Implications for Tax Policy”, a paper presented at the Seventh Asian Development Bank Conference, Singapore, October 6-11, 1997.’
Mukul G Asher, "Recent Tax Reforms in ASEAN", a paper presented at the High level Tax Policy Symposium on Tax Reforms in Vietnam, organized by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Developments, Asian Development Bank and the Vietnam's Ministry of Finance, June 9-10, 1997.
Phang, S.Y. and _____________, "Urban Transportation Development in Singapore: An Analysis of the Land Transport Authority's White Paper 1996", A paper presented at the International Symposium on Regional Economics Dynamics and Economic Sustainable Development for East Asia, Beijing, October 21-23, 1996.
____________,"Financing Social Security in Singapore: Are There Lessons for the Welfare States?, paper presented at the Western Economic Association Conference, San Francisco, June 28-July 2, 1996.
   

1991- 95

____________,"The Role of Government and the Public-Private Mix: The ASEAN Experience", paper presented at the Indochina Roundtable, State-Owned Enterprises Reforms and Restructuring in Vietnam: Lessons from Japan and Southeast Asia, September 4-5, 1995, Singapore.
____________,"Public Policies and Domestic Saving: The Case of Singapore", paper presented at the Conference on the Future of the World Economy, Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado, USA, 19-23 August, 1995.
____________,"Emerging Trade Relations Between India and Southeast Asia", paper presented at the First Dialogue on economic issues, India, Southeast Asia and the United States, New Opportunities and Prospects of Cooperation, Bangalore, India, August 8-10, 1995.
____________,"Social Security Arrangements in Southeast Asia: Trends and Issues", paper presented at the 14th Pacific Regional Science Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, July 24-28, 1995.
____________,"Recent Tax Policy Reforms in Southeast Asia", paper presented at Conference on the Politics and Economics of Fiscal Regimes in the Asia Pacific Region, 23-24 June 1995, Canberra, Australia.
____________,"Singapore: Challenges and Opportunities in Trade and Investment with South Asia", paper presented at the Seminar on the Singapore Economy in the Asia-Pacific, sponsored by the UN-ESCAP, March 31, 1995.
____________,"The Role of Central Provident Fund in Singapore", paper presented at the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, March 13-15, 1995.
____________, and G. Shantakumar "The Role of National Provident Funds to Finance Social Security: Lessons from the Experiences of Malaysia and Singapore", paper presented at 7th World Congress of Social Economics, Verona, Italy, 3-7 August 1994.
____________, and R Rajan "Economic Relations between Singapore and India: Trends, Issues and Future Directions", paper presented at a conference on Singapore and India: Gearing up for the 21st Century, The Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore, July 27, 1994.
____________,"Options for Reforming the Existing Social Security System in Malaysia", Workshop on Social Security Towards 2020, Employee Provident Fund and Social Security Organization, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17-18 January 1994.
____________,"The Role of the State in Economic Restructuring and Development: The Case of Singapore", Workshop on The Role of the State in Economic Restructuring and Development - Experiences of Asian Countries and Implications for Vietnam, Institute of Economics, Hanoi, 14-16 December, 1993.
____________,"The Proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST): Implications for Singapore's Fiscal System", Conference on Minimizing Tax Exposure, Institute for International Research, Singapore, July 19-20, 1993.
____________,"On Some Missing Links in India's Drive for Market-Consistent Integration with the World Economy", a paper presented at an international symposium on India's Economic Liberalization, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, July 13-15, 1993.
___________,"Issues in Forced Savings and National Economic Development: The Management of the National Provident Fund Systems", a paper presented at the First Malaysian National Conference on Savings, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 8-10, 1993.
____________,"Economic Policies and Management in Southeast Asia: Lessons and Opportunities for India", a paper delivered at the First Advanced Programme on Strategy Choice and Organizational Repositioning organized by All India Management Association, Bangalore, India, November 1992.
____________,"Privatization: Conceptual Issues, Methods and Implications for Economies in Transition', a paper presented at the seminar on Economic Management and Transition Towards Market Economy, organized by the Department of Economics and Statistics, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 27-31 October, 1992.
____________,"Public Sector: Size, Deficits and Debt Management", a paper presented as a part of the 19th SEANZA Central Banking Course, Tokyo, 19 October - 20 November 1992.
Mukul G. Asher, "Fiscal Incentives: The Role of Legal and Institutional Arrangements in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore", a paper presented at the Symposium on Law and Social Sciences, organised by the Centre for Advanced Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 6-8 August, 1992.
M. Ariff, ___________, I. Thynne, "Progress, Benefits, and Costs of Privatisation: Singapore's Experience", Public Enterprise Management, Education and Training, Annual Conference of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Vienna, Austria, July 1992.
____________, `Recent Economic Reforms and Their Implications for India's Integration with the World', A conference on India: Profiting from the New Economic Reforms, organised by Institute for International Research, Singapore, 30-31 July, 1992.
____________, `India's Recent Economic Reforms: A View From Southeast Asia', A conference on Australia-India Relations: Trade and Investment Prospects, organised by the Centre for Applied Economic Research, University of New South Wales, and Australia-India Business Association, Sydney, June 18-19, 1992.
____________, `Lessons from Tax Reforms in the Asia-Pacific Region', Second Symposium on Tax Policy and Reforms in the Asia-Pacific Region, Asian Development Bank, New Delhi, 11-13 February 1992.
____________, `Planning for the Future: The Welfare System in a New Phase of Development', Conference on Singapore, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Perth, December 3-5, 1991.
____________ and Phang Sock Yong, "Decentralization of Fiscal Functions in a City State: The Case of Town Councils in Singapore" Workshop on Regional Finance and Economic Development. Jointly organised by the Centre For Advanced Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, and Graduate School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley, March 25-26, 1991; a revised version of the paper was presented at the second workshop, May 11-12, 1992, Singapore.
______________ " Economic Cooperation and Linkages Between SAARC ASEAN and other sub-regions in the Asian-Pacific Region", Conference on the Future of Asia-Pacific Economies (FAPE IV), 11-13 March, 1991, New Delhi.
   

1986 - 90

______________ and Antonio Strazzullo, "Privatization: Contents Processes and Impact, with Illustrations from Southeast Asia", ASEAN Law Reform Strategies and Economic Development Workshop, Bali, Indonesia, October 28 November 10, 1990.
______________, "Reforming the Tax System in Indonesia", The World Bank Conference on Tax Policy in Developing Countries, Washington D.C., March 28 30, 1990.
______________ and Antonio Strazzullo, "Consumption Tax, Indirect Taxation and the Appropriate Tax Mix", Conference on the Fiscal System of Singapore: Trends, Issues and Future Directions, Centre for Advanced Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, February 8 10, 1990.
_____________, "Singapore's Fiscal System: An International Perspective", Conference on the Fiscal System of Singapore: Trends, Issues and Future Directions, Centre for Advanced Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, February 8 10, 1990.
______________, Kamal Salih & Ismail Salleh, "Direction of Tax Reform in Malaysia", Conference on Tax Policy and Economic Development Among Pacific Asian Countries, Taipei, Taiwan, January 5 7, 1990.
______________, "Financing Social Security without Social Insurance: The Singapore Case", Conference on Tax Policy and Economic Development Among Pacific Asian Countries, Taipei, Taiwan, January 5 7, 1990.
_____________, "Comment on Article by Jorge Marquez-te entitled "Lessons From the South-East Asian Experience", in Strategies For Structural Adjustment: The Experience of South East Asia, a seminar sponsored by the International Monetary Fund and Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, June 28-July 1, 1989.
______________, "The Challenges Facing the Singapore Economy: What Role for Tax Reform?", 101st Allied Social Science Convention, New York, December 28 30, 1988.
______________, "A Comparative Study of Taxation in ASEAN and Implications for Investment Flows", National Conference on Tax Reform, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7 9 December 1987.
______________, "Tax Reform in Singapore: Implications For the Investors", 4th Asian Pacific Tax Conference, Singapore, November 17 18, 1986.
______________, "Fiscal Policy Dilemmas Facing ASEAN", National Seminar on Issues of Peace and Development in Contemporary Southeast Asia, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, March 29 31, 1986.
   

1980 - 85

______________ and Jomo, K.S., "Malaysian Tax Policy Initiatives in the 1980's, 8th Malaysian Economic Convention, Malaysian Economic Association, 19 21 September 1985, Penang, Malaysia.
______________, "An Economic Analysis of the CPF Scheme of Singapore", paper presented at 14th Conference of Economists, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, May 13 17, 1985.
______________, "The Role of Revenue Systems in the Economic Development Strategies of ASEAN", International Seminar on Financing for Development, Kuala Lumpur, 10 12 September 1984.
______________, "Resource Mobilization Patterns in Selected Developing Asian Countries", 40th Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, Innsbruck, Austria, 27 31 August 1984.
______________, "Tax Based Incomes Policies: A Cure for Stagflation Malaise?" Symposium on Incomes Policies and Macroeconomics Management, Economic Society of Singapore and Department of Economics and Statistics, National University of Singapore, 25 26 March 1983.
Mukul G. Asher, "The Traditional Theory of Public Finance and its Relevance to Development Studies", RIHED ARTEP Workshop on Issues in Development Studies in ASEAN Countries, Kuala Lumpur, 14 16 December 1981.