Publications By Prof. Mukul G. Asher

Books / Monographs Authored

Environment and the Developing World (with Avijit Gupta), (Chichester: John Wiley), 1998. Pp. 360.
The Macroeconomics of Financing Government Expenditure: A Survey of the Static Consequences (with R.S. Rajan), (Singapore: Singapore University Press), 1997, pp. 129.
Social Security in Malaysia and Singapore: Practices, Issues and Reform Directions, (Kuala Lumpur: Institute for Strategic and International Studies), 1994, pp. 86.
Fiscal Incentives and Economic Management in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore (Mukul G. Asher, et al.) (Singapore: Asian-Pacific Tax and Investment Research Centre), 1992, pp. 133.
Indirect Taxation in ASEAN, (Joint author with Anne Booth), (Singapore: Singapore University Press), 1983, 242 pp.
Revenue Systems of ASEAN Countries: An Overview. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1980. 66 pp.

Editorial Work on Books

India-ASEAN Economic Relations: Meeting the Challenges of Globalization (Joint with Nagesh Kumar and Rahul Sen), (New Delhi: RIS), 2006, pp. 1-12.
Public Policy In Asia: Implications for Business and Government (Joint Editor with David Newman and Thomas P. Snyder), (Westport: Quorum Books), 2002, pp.341.
Fiscal System of Singapore: Trends, Issues and Future Directions (Joint editor with Amina Tyabji), (Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore), 1996, pp. 376.
Fiscal Systems and Practices in ASEAN Countries, (editor), (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), 1989, pp. 219.
ASEAN South Asia Economic Relations, (Joint editor with Charan Wadhva), (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), 1985, 384 pp.
Issues in Public Finance in Singapore, (Joint editor with Susan Osborne), (Singapore: Singapore University Press), 1980, 236 pp.


Journal Articles

"Estimation of the Income Elasticity Gap of the Budgetary System of the Federal Government of Malaysia" (with Susan Osborne), Kajian Ekonomi Malaysia, vol. XII, no. 2, December 1975, 26 39 pp.
"Fiscal Policy Performance of the Central Government of India, 1950 1951 to 1966 1967", Indian Economic Journal, vol. 24, no. 1, July September 1976, 1 25 pp.
"The Balance of the Budget as an Indicator of the Budget Effects: A Case Study of India", The Asian Economic Review, August December 1976, 117 131 pp.
"An Analysis of the Accuracy of the Budgetary Forecasts of the Central Government of India, 1967 1968 to 1975 1976", Economic and Political Weekly, February 25, 1978, 423 432 pp.
"Singapore's Fiscal System: Is There An Income Elasticity Gap", Malayan Economic Review, April 1978, 14 36 pp.
"Structural Features of Sales Taxes in ASEAN Countries", Bulletin of International Fiscal Documentation, vol. 35, no. 5, 1981, 207 212 pp.
"The Traditional Theory of Public Finance and its Relevance to Development Studies", Indian Economic Journal, vol. 29, no. 4, April June 1982,, 107 121 pp.
"Supply Side Economics and its Relevance to LDC's", Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives, vol. 1, no. 4, December 1982, 43 54 pp.
"Should Singapore Introduce A Tax Expenditure Budget?", Singapore Management Review, vol. 5, no. 1, January 1983, 71 76 pp.
"The MDB of Asia: Which Direction?", Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XIX, no. 2, January 14, 1984 ,86 94 pp.
"An Economic Analysis of the Indonesian VAT Package", Asian Pacific Tax and Investment Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 5, May 1984, 201 206 pp.
"The Economic Role of the State in the Third World: The Case of ASEAN", Rivista Di Diritto Finanziario E Scienza Delle Finanze, vol. 43, no. 2, 1984, 161 180 pp.
"Measurement of the Overall Budget Balance in Singapore", ASEAN Economic Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 2, 1986, pp. 275 280.
"Tax Reform in Singapore", The Indian Economic Journal, 35, October December 1987, pp. 132 151.
"Indirect Taxation in Singapore: What are the Options?" South East Asian Economic Review, 8, 3, June 1987, pp.175-195.
"Malaysia's 1988 Budget: Implications for Fiscal Policy and Economic Development", Tax Planning International Review, vol. 15, no. 1, January 1988, pp. 12 16.
"ASEAN Tax Systems: Salient Features, Recent Developments and Implications for Investment Flows", Journal of Regional Policy, vol. 8, no. 3, 1988, pp. 311 331. This paper has been simultaneously published in the Italian language in Mezzogiorno d'Europa, 8, 3, 1988, pp. 311 333.
"Adoption of Value Added Tax in the Philippines: Will it Improve the Tax System?" (with Antonio Strazzullo), Asian Pacific Tax and Investment Bulletin, 6, 5, May 1988, pp. 204 215.
"Tax Reforms in East Asian Developing Countries: Motivations, Directions and Implications", Asia Pacific Economic Literature, 3, 1, March 1989, pp. 39 63.
"Recent Tax Reforms in the New Industrial Economies (NIEs) of East Asia and their Implications", Business Horizons, 32, 2, March April 1989, pp. 72 79.
"Thoughts on Reforming India's Tax System", Tax Planning International Review, vol. 17, no. 10, October 1990, pp. 22-25.
"India's 1991-92 Budget: An Instrument For Fundamental Reforms", (with V.V. B.Rao) Tax Planning International Review, vol.18, no.10, October 1991, pp. 21-24.
"Lessons from Tax Reforms in the Asia-Pacific Region", Asian Development Review, 10, 2, 1992, pp. 124-143.
"A Comparative Analysis of Tax Reforms in Singapore and Hong Kong, Bulletin of International Fiscal Documentation, 46, 4, April 1992, pp. 181-191.
"India's 1992 Budget: On course for Market-Consistent Integration with the World Economy", Asian-Pacific Tax and Investment Bulletin, 10, 4, pp. 171-177.
"Singapores Sociala Fondsystem" (with S.Y. Phang) Framtider, April 1993, pp. 33-36 (in Swedish).
"The Proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST): Implications for Singapore's Fiscal System", APTIRC Bulletin, 11, 6, June 1993, pp. 212-220.
"Issues in Forced Savings and National Economic Development: The Management of the National Provident Fund Systems", International Journal of Development Banking, January, 1994, 12, 1, pp. 97-110.
"Some Aspects of the Role of the State in Singapore", Economic and Political Weekly, 29, 4, April 1994, pp. 795-804. This article has been reproduced with permission in Garry Rodan (ed.), Singapore, Aldershot : Ashgate, 2001, pp. 3-26.
"Den Sociala Tryggheten" (in Swedish), Framtider, 14, 2, 1995, pp. 19-20.
"The 1994-1995 Budget: Implications for India's Look-East Policy", Asian Profile, 23, 3, June 1995, pp. 249-256.
"India and Singapore: Forging Economic Linkages in the Post-Cold War World", (with R. Rajan) Asian Survey, 35, 2, October 1995, pp. 896-908.
"The Indian Diaspora: Strengthening the Economic Base", Population Review, 40, 1-2, 1996, pp. 34-42.
"Recent Developments in Singapore's Motor Vehicle Policies", (with Phang Sock-Yong), Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 31, 2, 1997, pp 212-220.
“The Future of Retirement Protection in Southeast Asia”, International Social Security Review, 51, 1, 1998, pp. 3-30.
“Globaliseringens nya skattesystem”, (with Tom P. Snyder), (in Swedish), Framtider, 17, 1, 1998, pp 35-38.
"South-East Asia's Economic Crisis: Implications for Tax Systems and Reform Strategies" (with Gitte Heij), Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation, 53, 1, 1999, pp. 25-34.
“ASEANs forsvagade stallning”, Framtider, 18, 2, 1999, pp 10-13.
“Pension Scheme in Singapore: Case Study and Implications”, Economic and Political Weekly, 34, 52, 1999, pp.3687-3694.
“Social Safety Nets In East Asia: How Desirable? How Feasible?, The Asia Pacific Journal, 4, 1, 2000, pp 79-91.
“Contracting-out of the Investment function in the Provident funds”, Finance India, 14, 4, 2000, pp.1133-41.
“Pension Reform, Capital Markets, And Corporate Governance In Malaysia”, Journal of Financial Regulation And Compliance, 9, 1, 2001, pp.30-37.
“Globalization and the Tax Systems: Implications for the Developing Countries, With Special Reference to Southeast Asia”, (with Ramkishen S. Rajan), ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 18, 1, 2001, pp.119-39.
“Hong Kong and Singapore: Two Approaches to the Provision of Pensions in Asia”, (with David Newman), Journal of Pensions Management, 7, 2, 2001, PP.155-166.
“Case for a Provident and Pension Funds Authority”, Economic and Political Weekly, 378, 2002, PP. 688-89.
“Social Security in Asia and the Pacific: Managing Diversity and Securing the Future”, International Social Security Review, 55, 4, 2002, PP. 3-9 (with Nayantara Pathmarajah-Banna).
“Southeast Asia’s Social Security Systems: Need for a System-wide Perspective and Professionalism”, International Social Security Review, 55, 4, 2002, PP. 71-88.
“The Challenge of Social Security Reform in Transition Economies: The Case of China”, Indian Journal of Social Development , 2,2, 2002,pp.163-176 (with David Newman)
“Pension Reform in an Affluent and Rapidly Ageing Society: The Singapore Case” Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, 43, 2, 2002, PP. 105-118.
“The Role of Property Tax in Fiscal Decentralization in Indonesia”, Policy, Organisation and Society, 21, 2, 2002, pp.26-41.
“China’s Pension System and Constraints on Reform”, The Asian Journal of Transport and Infrastructure 10, 1, 2003, pp. 29-42 (with David Newman).
“Budgetary Resource Mobilization in Asia”, Economic and Political Weekly, XXXVIII, 35, 2003, pp. 3639-3646.
“Property Tax in a City-State: The Case of Singapore”, (with Amarendu Nandy), Policy & Society: Journal of Public, Foreign and Global Policy, 22, 2, 2003, pp. 50-75.
“Behavioral Economics and Retirement Well-Being”, Finance India, XV11, 4, 2003, pp.1299-1310.
“Retirement Financing Dilemmas: Experience of Singapore”, Economic and Political Weekly, XXXIX, 21, 2004, pp. 2114-2120.
“ASEAN-India Economic Relations: Current Status and Future Prospects”, Economic and Political Weekly, 2004, pp. 3296-3307 (with Rahul Sen and Ramkishen S. Rajan). Reproduced as Chapter 8 in Ramani, V. V. and Bellur, A. (eds.), India’s Global Trade Relations, The ICFAI University Press, pp. 112-146, 2005.
“India-East Asia Integration: A Win-Win for Asia”, Economic and Political Weekly, XL, 36, 2005, pp. 3932-3940.
“Mobilizing Non-conventional Budgetary Resources in Asia in the 21st Century”, Journal of Asian Economics, 16, 2005, pp.947-955.
“Mapping the Economic Future of Southeast Asia”, Asian Management Review , October-December 2005, pp.8-10.
“The Role of Pension Regulators”, Margin, 38, 1 ,October-December 2005, pp.1-14 (with D. Vasudevan)
“Health Financing in Singapore: A Case for Systemic Reforms”, International Social Security Review, Vol. 59, No.1, January-March 2006, pp. 75-92 (with Amarendu Nandy).
“Mandatory Savings for Asset Enhancement: The Case of Singapore”, Social Development Issues, 23, 2, 2006, pp.57-70 (with Amarendu Nandy)
“Indo-Taiwan: A Roadmap to Tap Synergies and Interests” Asian Management Review, 1,2, April-June 2006, pp.40-42.
“Delhi’s Pension Reform Imperative”, Far Eastern Economic Review, 169, 5, June 2006, pp. 37-40.
“Reforming provident and pension fund regulation in India”, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Vol. 14, No 3, 2006, pp.273-284 (with Amarendu Nandy)

Chapters in Books

"Implications of Moving from an Income Based to a Consumption Based Tax System", in Mukul G. Asher and Susan Osborne (eds.), Issues in Public Finance in Singapore, (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1980), 218-233 pp.
"Economic Relations between Singapore and South Asia", in a book by C.D. Wadhva and M.G. Asher, ASEAN-South Asia Economic Relations, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 138-184.
"The Fiscal System of Singapore", in You Poh Seng and Lim Chong Yah (eds.), Singapore: Twenty Five Years of Development, 1984, 78-107 pp.
"Fiscal Incentives and Promotion of Investment in the ASEAN Region: An Economist's Viewpoint", in Ahmad Khan (ed.), Taxation in ASEAN Countries, (Singapore: Asian Pacific Tax and Research Centre, 1984), pp. 125 130. A revised version of this paper is in S.C. Rolt and H. Talib (eds.), Income Taxation in the ASEAN Countries, (Singapore: APTIRC, 1986, pp. 271 283). A revised and updated version of the 1986 article has been published under the title `Fiscal Incentives and Encouragement of Investment, with Particular Reference to the ASEAN Countries' is in David O'Reilly (ed.), Income Taxation in ASEAN Countries, 2nd edition, (Singapore: APTIRC, 1989, pp. 225-240).
"Fiscal Policies in ASEAN: An Appraisal" in Jomo, K.S. (ed.), ASEAN Economies: Crisis and Response, (Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Economic Association, 1985), pp. 184-218.
"Some Issues in Corporate Income Taxation in ASEAN" in P. Shome (ed.), Fiscal Issues in Southeast Asia, (Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1986), pp. 83 92. The above article was originally published in Asian Pacific Tax and Investment Bulletin, vol. I, 1983, no. 3, pp. 66-71.
"Recent Malaysian Tax Policy Initiatives" (with Jomo, K.S.), in Jomo, K.S. et al. (eds.), Crisis and Response in the Malaysian Economy, (Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Economic Association, 1987), pp. 116-135.
"The Role of Revenue System in Economic Development, with Particular Reference to ASEAN", in Faridah Shahadan and Nor Aini Idris (eds.), Financing For Development, (Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1987), pp. 199 221.
"Current Economic Environment and Development Strategies of ASEAN: A Fiscal Policy Perspective" in P.K. Das (ed.), The Troubled Region, (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1987), pp. 111-131.
"An Economic Perspective" in Ian Thynne and Mohammed Ariff (eds.), Privatisation: Singapore's Experience in Perspective, Singapore: Longman, 1989, pp. 59-82.
"Fiscal System and Practices in ASEAN: A Comparative Overview", in Mukul G. Asher (ed.), Fiscal System and Practices in ASEAN Countries, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1989 pp. 1-18.
"Fiscal System and Practices in Malaysia", in Mukul G. Asher (ed.), Fiscal System and Practices in ASEAN Countries, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1989, pp. 63-102.
"Fiscal System and Practices in the Philippines" (with Augustin Kintanar, Jr.), in Mukul G. Asher (ed.), Fiscal System and Practices in ASEAN Countries, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1989, pp. 103-130.
"Fiscal System and Practices in Singapore", in Mukul G. Asher (ed.), Fiscal System and Practices in ASEAN Countries, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1989, pp. 131-183.
`Comment' on `Structural Adjustment: Lessons from the Southeast Asian Experience', by Jorge Marquez Ruarte in Ungku A.Aziz (ed.) Strategies for Structural Adjustment: The Experience of Southeast Asia, Washington D.C.: IMF, 1990, pp. 166-170.
"Fiscal Policy" (with Anne Booth), in Anne Booth (ed.), The Oil Boom and After: Indonesian Economic Policy and Performance in the Soeharto Era, Singapore, Oxford University Press, 1992, pp. 39-76.
"Economic Cooperation and Linkages between SAARC, ASEAN and other sub-regions in the Asia-Pacific Region", in S.P. Gupta and Somsak Tambunlertcha: (eds.), The Asia Pacific Economies: A Challenge to South Asia, New Delhi: Macmillan India Ltd., 1992, pp. 637-653.
"Public Sector: Size, Deficits and Debt Management", in The Bank of Japan, The 19th SEANZA Banking Course, Tokyo: Japan, 1992, Chapter 2, pp. 21-45.
"Privatisation: Contents, Processes and Impact, with special reference to Southeast Asia" (with Antonio Strazzullo), in Euston Quah and William Nelson (eds.), Law and Economic Development: Cases and Materials From Southeast Asia, Singapore: Longman, 1993, Ch. 9, pp. 151-168.
"Planning for the Future: The Welfare System in a New Phase of Development" in Gary Rodan (ed.), Singapore Changes Guard: Social, Political and Economic Directions in the 1990s, 1993, ch. 10, pp. 153-167.
"Financing Social Security in Singapore Through the Central Provident Fund", in Richard A. Musgrave, Ching-huei Chang, and John Riew (eds.), Taxation and Economic Development Among Pacific Asian Countries, Boulder: Westview Press, 1994, ch. 13, pp. 225-258.
"Direction of Malaysian Tax Reform" (with Kamal Salih and Ismail M. Salleh), in Richard A. Musgrave, Ching-huei Chang, and John Riew (eds.), Taxation and Economic Development Among Pacific Asian Countries, Boulder: Westview Press, 1994, ch. 5, pp. 82-103. Reproduced with permission in Hal Hill (ed.), The Economic Development of Southeast Asia, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2002, Vol. I, Ch. 15, pp 433 -454.
"Progress, Benefits and Costs of Privatisation: Singapore Experience" (with M. Ariff and I. Thynne), in I. Thynne (ed.), Corporatisation, Divestment and Public-Private Mix, Leuven: International Association of Schools and Institutes of Public Administration (Belgium) and Asian Journal of Public Administration (Hong Kong, 1995, pp. 173-194.
"Singapore-India Economic Relations: Exploring Synergies for Mutual Benefit", in M.C. Yong and V.V.B. Rao (eds.), Singapore-India Relations: A Primer, Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1995, pp. 116-194.
"Financing for Economic Development: Measures and Issues" in State Bank of Pakistan, The 20th SEANZA Banking Course, Karachi: Pakistan, 1995, pp. 169-203.
"Singapore's Fiscal System in an International Perspective", in M.G. Asher and A.Tyabji (eds.), Fiscal System of Singapore: Trends, Issues and Future Directions, Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore, 1996,pp. 12-30.
"Consumption Tax, Indirect Taxation and the Appropriate Tax Mix" (with Antonio Strazzullo), in M.G. Asher and A. Tyabji (eds.), Fiscal System of Singapore: Trends, Issues and Future Directions, Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore, pp. 250-274.
"India's 1996 General Election: Implications for Economic Reforms", in M.G. Asher and H. Lim (eds.), India: A Post Election Briefing, Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore, 1996, pp. 13-21.
"Public Policies and Domestic Saving: The Case of Singapore", in W.D. Eberle et al. (eds.), Change and Prosperity, Aspen: The Aspen Institute, 1996, pp. 127-132.
"The Choice of Income Tax Unit in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore", (with Chieng Pik Hung), in Euston Quah and David Lee (eds.), Household Economics and the Asian Family, Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1996, Ch. 2, pp. 25-44.
"Privatization: Conceptual Issues, Methods and Implications for Economies in Transition", in A.T.H. Chin and Ng, H.G. (eds.), Economic Management and Transition Towards a Market Economy: An Asian Perspective, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co., 1996, pp. 230-248.
"Role of Government and the Public-Private Sector Mix: The ASEAN Experience", in C.Y. Ng, Freeman, N.J. and Huynh, F.H. (eds.), State-owned Enterprise Reform in Vietnam: Lessons from Asia, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1996, pp. 122-137.
"Emerging Trade Relations Between India and Southeast Asia", in RGICS (ed.) India, Southeast Asia and the United States: New Opportunities and Prospects for Cooperation, New Delhi: Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, 1996, pp. 87-114.
"Financing Old Age Through the National Provident Fund Mechanism", (with G Shantakumar) in Gaburro, G. and B. O. Pettman (eds.), Social Economies in Transition, England: International Institute of Social Economics, 1996, pp. 132-146.
"Singapore's Central Provident Fund System: Implications for Saving, Public Housing, and Social Protection" (with Phang Sock-Yong) in A E Andersson, B Harsman, and J M Quiggley (eds.) Government for the Future, Amsterdam: North-Holland, series in Contributions to Economic Analysis, 1997, pp 287-315.
“Reforming the Tax System in Indonesia”, in W. Thirsk (ed.), Tax Reform in Developing Countries, Washington, D.C.: The World bank, 1997, pp.127-166.
“ASEAN – India Economic Relations: A Good Beginning But Continued Nurturing Needed”, in M. L. Aranal – Sevreno and J.S. Santiago (eds.), The ASEAN: Thirty Years and Beyond, Manila: Institute of International Legal Studies, University of the Philippines Law Centre, 1997, pp 223-243.
“Fiscal Incentives: The Role of Legal and Institutional Arrangements in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore”, in A. Chin and A. Choi (eds.), Law, Social Sciences and Public Policy, Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1998, pp. 169-186.
“Financing Old Age in Singapore: Are There Lessons for the Welfare States?” in Marmor, T.R. and De Jong, P.R. (eds.) Ageing, Social Security and Affordability, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 1998, pp. 152-177.
“Mobilizing Domestic Financial Resources in Singapore: The Role of the CPF”, (with Usha Sankari) in Mya Than and Myat Thein (eds.) Financial Resources for Development in Myanmar: Lessons from Asia , Singapore: Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, 2000, pp. 217-233.
“Social Security”, (with M. Ramesh) in M.Ramesh with Mukul G. Asher, Welfare Capitalism in Southeast Asia, Basingstoke: Macmillan Press Ltd, 2000, pp. 30-80.
“Social Security Systems in Southeast Asia: Are They Sustainable?” in D.E. Andersson and J.P.H. Poon (eds). Asia-Pacific Transitions, Basingstoke:Palgrave, 2001, Ch 11, pp.135-154.
“Social Security Institutions in Southeast Asia After the Crisis”, in Mark Beeson (ed.) Reconfiguring East Asia, Regional Institutions and Organizations after the Crisis, London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2002, pp.83-98.
“The Role of Multilateral Institutions: Comments on Papers by Isabel Ortiz and John Blomquist et al”, in Peter Whiteford (ed.) Towards Asia’s Sustainable Development: The Role of Social Protection, Paris: OECD, 2002, PP. 333-336.
“Private Pensions in Asia: An Assessment of Eight Systems” (with David Newman), in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Regulating Private Pensions Schemes: Trends and Challenges, Paris: OECD, Private Pensions Series, No.4 2002, pp.51-101.
“Reforming Singapore’s Tax System for the Twenty-First Century”, in A.T. Koh, K.L.Lim, W.T. Hui, B.Rao, and M.K. Chng (eds). Singapore Economy in the 21st Century : Issues and Strategies, Singapore : McGraw-Hill, 2002, ch-20, pp. 401-424.
“Social Protection in Singapore”, (with Revathi Rajan), in Adam, E.; von Hauff, M.; and John, M. (eds.). Social Protection in Southeast and East Asia”, Singapore: Friderich Ebert Stiftung,, 2002, pp.231-68.
“Singapore”, (with David Newman), in Ruth Goldman (ed.), Tolley’s International Pensions and Benefits, East Croyden, Surrey: Butterworth Tolley, 2002, Part 6 ,pp. SG 1-36
“Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Singapur”, (with David Newman). Arbeitverwaltung im Wandel – Erfahrungen aus 15 Landern im Vergleich, Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung,(in German), 2002, pp. 249-270).
“Current Issues in Pension Reform”, in International Social Security Association, Social Security Institutions Respond to New Demands, Social Security Documentation, No. 27, Manila, 2003, 109-128.pp.
“Singapore’s Central Provident Fund: The Pitfalls of a Single Tier System” (with David Newman), in Noriyuki Takayama (ed.), Taste of Pie: Searching for Better Pension Provisions in Developed Countries, Tokyo: Maruzen Co,, 2003, pp.219-243.
“ASEAN-India: Emerging Economic Opportunities” (with Rahul Sen and Sadhana Srivastava), in Frederic Grare and Amitabh Mattoo (ed.), Beyond the Rhetoric, The Economics of Look- East Policy, New Delhi: Manohar Publications, 2003, pp.45-79.
“Fiscal Policy Challenges Facing a Mature Asian Economy: The Case of Singapore” in Ramkishen S. Rajan (ed.), Sustaining Competitiveness in the New Global Economy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publications, 2003, pp. 175-201.
“Economic Globalization and Taxation: With Particular Reference to Southeast Asia” in Ramkishen S. Rajan (ed.), Economic Globalization and Asia: Essays on Finance, Trade and Taxation, Singapore: World Scientific Publications, 2003, pp. 231-252 (with Ramkishen Rajan)
“Governance and Investment of Provident and Pension Funds: The Cases of Singapore and India”in Alberto R.Musalem and Robert J.Palacios (ed.), Public Pension Fund Management: Governance, Accountability and Investment Policies, Washington D.C: The World Bank , 2004, pp. 259-279
“India and the Asian Economic Community” in Nagesh Kumar (ed.), Towards an Asian Economic Community: Vision of a new Asia, New Delhi, RIS, 2004, pp.91-106 (with Sadhana Srivastava)
“Retirement Financing in Singapore” in N. Takayama (ed.), Pensions in Asia: Incentives, Compliance, and Their role in Retirement, Tokyo: Maruzen and Co.,2005, pp. 203-225.
“India-ASEAN Partnership in an Era of Globalization: An Overview” in Nagesh Kumar, Rahul Sen and Mukul Asher (eds.), India-ASEAN Economic Relations: Meeting the Challenges of Globalization, New Delhi: RIS, 2006, pp. 1-12.
“Governance and Regulation of Provident and Pension Funds in Asia” in M Ramesh and Michael Howlett (eds.), De-regulation and its Discontents: Rewriting the Rules in the Asia Pacific, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006, pp. 151-167 (with Amarendu Nandy).
“An Analysis of Severance Pay Policies in India and Sri Lanka” in Caroline Brassard and Sarthi Acharya (eds.), Labour Market: Regulation and Deregulation in Asia, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2006, pp. 141-165 (with Pundarik Mukhopadhaya)

Monographs, Occasional Papers, Discussion Papers & Policy Briefs

"India’s Rising Role in Asia", Discussion Paper No 121, 2007
“Demographic Complementarities and Outsourcing: Implications and Challenges for India”, RISDiscussion Paper No 111, 2006 (with Amarendu Nandy)
“Case for a Robust India-Taiwan Economic Partnership”, RIS Policy Briefs, No. 25, April, 2006.
“BIMSTEC-Japan Economic Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges”, CSIRD Discussion Paper 14, 2006 (with Rahul Sen).
An Analysis of Severance Pay Policies in India and Sri Lanka, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, RGICS Working Paper Series No. 52, 2005 (with Pundarik Mukhopadhaya).
The Role of Global Economy in Financing Old Age: The Case of Singapore, Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute, Research Paper No. 37, May 2002, pp.24
India and Singapore: Emerging Trade Opportunities and Challenges, Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore, CAS Research Paper Series No. 19, May 2000, pp.63. (with Rahul Sen and Chandru Rajam).
Economic Relations Between Singapore and IOR-ARC: Trends, Strategies, and Prospects, Indian Ocean Centre, Curtin University International Institute, Occasional Paper No. 7, October 1999, pp.57 (With Rahul Sen).
Tax Reform in Singapore, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia, Working Paper No.91, March 1999, pp.37.
India: A Post Election Briefing, Joint editor with H. Lim, Centre for Advanced Studies, Conference Series No. 3, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1996, p. 35.
Compulsory Savings in Singapore: An Alternative to the Welfare State, National Centre for Policy Analysis (NCPA), Dallas, Texas, USA, NCPA Policy Report No. 198, September 1995. Reproduced in E. Butler, M. Asher and K. Borden, Singapore vs. Chile: Competing Models for Welfare Reform, London, Adam Smith Institute, 1996, pp. 12-22.
Recent Economic Reforms and Their Implications for India's Integration with the World Economy, Asia-Pacific Studies Bulletin, No. 3, Centre for Applied Economic Research, University of New South Wales, Australia, August 1992, pp. 27.
Social Adequacy and Equity of the Social Security Arrangements in Singapore, Occasional Paper Series, Centre for Advanced Studies, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, September 1991,PP.53.
Forced Saving to Finance Merit Goods: An Economic Analysis of the Central Provident Fund Scheme of Singapore, Centre for Research on Financial Relations, The Australian National University, Occasional Paper No. 36, 1985, 42 pp.
Financing of the Development of Higher Education in Singapore, RIHED, Occasional Paper Series No. 2, 1984, 67 pp.

Book Reviews

H.C.T. Ho, "Fiscal System of Hong Kong", 1979, in Malayan (now Singapore) Economic Review, Singapore, April 1979, pp. 110-112.
Bruno S. Frey, "Modern Political Economy", 1979, in Malayan (now Singapore) Economic Review, Singapore, October 1979, pp. 112-114.
L.D. Stifel, et al., "Social Sciences and Public Policy in the Developing World", 1982, in Singapore (formerly Malayan) Economic Review, Singapore, April 1983, pp. 104-107.
Gisli Blondal, "Fiscal Policy in the Smaller Industrial Countries, 1972 82", 1986, in Singapore (formerly Malayan) Economic Review, Singapore, vol. 32, no. 2, October 1987, pp. 93-95.
Review of "Asian Pacific Economic Literature", a journal published by National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University, vol. 1, no. 1, May 1987, pp. 187, in Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Singapore, vol. 5, no. 2, January 1988, pp. 155-156.
R.A. Scalapino, et al. (eds.), "Asian Economic Development Present and Future", 1985, in Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives, 8, 2, June 1989, pp. 158-159.
Alan A. Tait, "Value Added Tax: International Practice and Problems", 1988, in Asian Pacific Tax and Investment Bulletin, 7, 7, July 1989, pp. 320-322.
Malcolm Gillis (ed.), "Tax Reform in Developing Countries", 1989, in The Singapore Economic Review, 34, 21 October, pp. 109-113.
Nick Devas, "Financing Local Government in Indonesia", 1989, in Pacific Affairs, 64, 2, Summer 1991, pp. 283-285.
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