is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Global Asia Institute. His research interest is Income Distribution Analysis, Applied Policy Analysis, Applied Welfare Economics and Inequality, Education and health economics. He has published extensively in several international reputed journals such as Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Inequality, Researches in Economic Inequality, Applied Economics, International Journal of Educational Development, Developing Economies, Economic Record, Journal of Asian Economics, Asian Economic Journals to name a few, many book chapters and Encyclopaedia entries. He has consultancy experience with WTO, World Bank and UNESCO. Presently he is working on a book entitled: “Income Inequality and Economic Growth in China, India and Singapore: Trends and Policy Implications”.
Increasing income inequality in China is a topic of discussion for quite a while since the economic reforms of late 1970s. Indeed, the literature is flooded by several misconceptions and misinterpretations of the methodology and consequently the results. Exploring the available data we demonstrate some of the problems related to the computation of income inequality in China. We will also explore the changing pattern and trend in income inequality in China over the last two decades, decomposing inequality into subgroups of population and components of income. This will indicate a few policy prescriptions and their effects.
Welcome to ECO Singapore’s COOL IT site, where our youth delegation will be sharing our experiences pre, during and post COP21. We will be representing Singapore at these crucial international negotiations in Paris, France between 30 November and 11 December 2015. Do click on the links above to learn more about climate change and our team.
With the urgency to tackle climate change being ever more imperative, we hope to address pertinent issues that affect Singapore, the region and the world at large as we participate at COP21 and come up with our own initiatives. We hope to use this blog as an avenue to a call to action, inspiring others to become agents of change in their own communities and contribute in their own ways. Do use this blog as a platform to voice your say. Stay tuned for content every day!