Op Ed's and Media Interviews
(Complete List)
  1. We expected Singapore economy to shrink, now let’s look at how to recover Yahoo Finance, May 26th 2020
  2. Why the 20 Trillion will support our sovereign rating ”(with Ghosh, P., and S. Ghosh),The Business Standard, May 15th 2020
  3. Amid pandemic, unemployment and small business bankruptcy curves need flattening The Business Times, May 1st 2020
  4. Coping with the lockdown ”(with Ghosh, P., and S. Ghosh),The Business Standard, April 22nd 2020
  5. Don’t blame it on NSO ”(with Ghosh, P., and S. Ghosh),The Indian Express, March 9th 2020
  6. The Brics grouping – a decade on The Business Times, January 3rd 2020
  7. A burning issue: Calculating the cost of haze Today, September 23rd 2019
  8. After the Fed’s Rate Cut, the impact on Singapore and Growth Channel News Asia, August 21st 2019
  9. Air quality affects productivity ”(with Sing, T, and K. Kang)The New Paper, May 14th 2019
  10. Disrupted, India’s future hangs in the balance – and in the hands of the voters Channel News Asia, May 14th 2019
  11. New Aadhaar for rural welfare ” (with Prasad, S., N. Sharma and P. Tantri)Economic Times, May 1st 2019
  12. Retiring Retirement Straits Times, April 18th 2019
  13. The curious case of slick start-ups that tout billion-dollar valuations then rapidly collapse Channel News Asia, April 8th 2019
  14. Consumers feel the pinch of rising interest rates Channel News Asia, February 22st 2019
  15. Passing on riches and the need to talk about death and taxes South China Morning Post, February, 16th 2019
  16. Mobile payments have positive impact on business growth Business Times, February 13th 2019
  17. Do Team Modi’s note ban claim stand the test of data? See for yourself ” (with Basu, Ghosh, Pareek and Zhang), The Economic Times, September 13th, 2018
  18. India’s Demonetization Drive: A Necessary Jolt Towards a More Digital Economy Forbes, September 3rd, 2018
  19. Bike-sharing: Balance between regulation, supporting innovation Straits Times, July 14th 2018
  20. Singapore's Secret Weapon In The Startup Race Is Workplace Flexibility Forbes, April 30th, 2018
  21. When construction noise impact electricity consumption Business Times, April 20th 2018
  22. Beyond price hikes and conservation campaigns, saving water through smart showers ” (with Sing. T), Channel New Asia, March 27th 2018
  23. Golf Buddies and Board Diversity ” (with Qian, W), Straits Times, March 8th 2018
  24. SG Bonus a Boost for Economy ” (with Qian, W), Straits Times, February 25th 2018
  25. The Budget – An Economists’ View Point Business Times, February 22nd, 2018
  26. Roads To Riches Or Roads To Nowhere? How Better Infrastructure Affects Growth In Rural India Forbes, February 15th, 2018
  27. As you fret over the stock market, the economy keeps chugging along ” (with Lim, C), The Hill, February 7th, 2018
  28. If you build roads will finance come? Find out ,” (with Mukherjee, A., and S. L. Naaraayanan), Financial Express, January 27th, 2018
  29. Did US Banks Try to Manipulate the Dodd-Frank Debate by Delaying Mortgage Foreclsures? ,” Pro-Market, November 16th, 2017
  30. Regulating Airbnb rentals not pressing until numbers grow ”, Channel News Asia, November 4th 2017
  31. India's Savings Experiment: Tax Concessions Are A Double-Edged Sword ”, Forbes, October 19th, 2017
  32. Empowering kids key to saving electricity ,” (with Sing. T), The New Paper, August, 21st 2017
  33. Low supply, high demand – unpacking housing sector’s signals ” (with Lim, C) The Hill, May, 25th 201
  34. Early withdrawals from retirement savings plans: What is the real opportunity cost ,” Forbes, April 24th 2017
  35. Simulate and Stimulate ” (with Qian, W), The New Paper, April 15th 2017
  36. Banking the Unbanked: Is the NDA govt’s flagship initiative Jan Dhan Yojina bearing fruit on the ground ” (with S. Alok, P. Ghosh, S. Ghosh, T. Piskorski, and A. Seru), The Times of India, March 9th, 2017
  37. Latest data shows strengthening economic, set stage for rate hikes The Hill, March, 2st 2017
  38. Fed poised for 3 rate hikes in 2017 following Yellen’s Capital Hill visit The Hill, February, 16th 2017
  39. Targets, real-time feedback can cut water usage in the shower ” (with Sing, T), Straits Times, February, 11th 2017
  40. Dragon Babies: Muted Achievements ” (with Qian, W., T. Sing, and P. Tan), Straits Times, January 27 th, 2017
  41. Is MNREGA destroying factory jobs? Disquieting data shows it discourages skill development ” (with Alok, S., Y. Chopra, and P. Tantri), The Times of India, January 3rd, 2017
  42. Gender gap in bankruptcy risks: its meaning for policy at home, at work ” (with Foo, S. and J. Zhang), Business Times, December 6 th, 2016
  43. Why it’s s difficult to get a cab? ” (with Mi, D., J. Pan, and T. Sing), Today, October 6th, 2016
  44. One impact of HDB cooling measure is cut in consumer spending ” (with Qian, W), Business Times, September 23rd, 2016
  45. Golden Spending in the Silver Years ” (with Pan, J., and W. Qian), Straits Times, August 5th, 2016
  46. Golf Buddies and Board Diversity Harvard Law School Forum, June 27th, 2016
  47. Shop till you drop or when you run out of your cards ” (with Qian, W. and K. Koo) Straits Times, June 8th, 2016
  48. Bank pass-through of credit expansions and household borrowing ” (with Chomsisengphet, S., N. Mahoney, J. Stroebel) Vox, January 9 th, 2016
  49. Pick a card, any card: Cloaked corruption in China ” (with Qian, W., and J. Zhang), Straits Times, January 6 th, 2016
  50. How school proximity affects house prices in Singapore ” (with Sing, T.), Straits Times, December 17th, 2015
  51. The information advantage of Singapore’s real estate agents Straits Times, October 15th, 2015
  52. Home Affordable Refinance Program: Impact on Borrowers ” (with Amromin, G., S., Chomsisengphet, T. Piskorski, A., Seru, V. Yao), Vox, October 1st, 2015
  53. The ‘Hungry Ghost month’ effect on housing ” (with Tien Foo, S), Straits Times, September 2nd, 2015
  54. The impact of housing credit on personal bankruptcy ” (with Song. C) Straits Times, July 4th 2015
  55. CPF reform: Nudge people to make optimal choices Straits Times, February 7th 2015
  56. Is Uber taking us for a ride? Today, December 22th 2014
  57. The ‘lucky 8’ premium in housing unit prices Straits Times, September 19th 2014
  58. Singaporeans’ puzzling behavior at age 55 ” (with Pan, J., and W. Qian), Straits Times, September 11 th, 2014
  59. Govt rebates: Spend or save? Straits Times, June 6th, 2013
  60. The rise and rise of shoebox units ” (with Deng, Y., and S. Tien Foo), Straits Times, September 12 th, 2012
TV Appearances
  1. Channel News Asia, Singapore Tonight, " Fresh graduates welcome traineeships amid soft labour market ” May 28th, 2020
  2. Channel News Asia, Singapore Tonight, " Workers redeployed to new roles amid COVID-19 downturn ” May 27th, 2020
  3. ISB, " The Fiscal and Monitory policy response to COVID-19 ” April 21st, 2020
  4. Channel News Asia, Singapore Tonight, " MAS stimulus package to fight COVID-19 ” March 31st, 2020
  5. Channel News Asia, Singapore Tonight, " Grab and Singtel apply for online banking license ” December 30th, 2019
  6. CGTV, " Does Hong Kong’s loss bring gains to Singapore ” September 18th, 2019
  7. Channel News Asia, Asia First, show to discuss," Benefits of online only banking license in Singapore ” July 1st, 2019
  8. Channel News Asia, Money Mind, show to discuss," Home Office or Shared Office ” March 25th, 2019
  9. Channel News Asia, Singapore Tonight, “QR Code and Entrepreneurship ” December 13th, 2018
  10. Channel News Asia, Talking Points, Price Fixing: Have we been paying too much for chicken? ” November 8th, 2018
  11. Channel News 8, ABC7, Washington DC, “ How will the stock market impact your savings and spending ”, February 6th 2018
  12. Channel News 8, ABC7, Washington DC, “State of the Union and Tax Cuts” January 31st, 2018
  13. Global Business/CGTN, “ The New Fed Nomination ” November 3rd 2017
  14. Channel News Asia, IT Figures Season 5, “ The Wealth Gap ” November 21st 2016
  15. Channel News Asia, Singapore Tonight, Relevance of Research on Public Policy ” August 18th, 2016
  16. Channel News Asia, Money Mind show to discuss, How do couples deal with debt and spending ” May 24th, 2016
  17. Channel News Asia, Inside the Storm show to discuss, Collapse of Lehman Brothers ” January 24th, 2016
  18. Channel News Asia, Common Cents show to discuss, Managing your Credit Card ” April 30th, 2015
  19. Channel News Asia, Business Singapore show to discuss, Technology helps banks engage clients beyond physical branch ” March 4th, 2015
  20. Channel News Asia, Business Singapore show to discuss, “ CEA to recognize outstanding property agencies with new scheme ” February 18th, 2015
  21. Channel News Asia, Business Singapore show to discuss, S&P pays US$1.4b in settlements ” February 6th, 2015
  22. Channel News Asia, Business Singapore show to discuss, Singapore's home mortgage rates continue to rise ” February 2nd, 2015
  23. Channel News Asia, Business Singapore show to discuss, Uber aims for $40 Billion Valuation ,” November 27th, 2014
  24. Channel News Asia, Business Singapore show to discuss, Bitcoins Boom or Bust ,” September 14th, 2014
  25. BBC, Asia Business Report to discuss, “ What does Jackson Hole mean for Asia’s businesses ”, August 25th, 2014
  26. Channel News Asia, Business Singapore show to discuss, Bit Coins in Singapore ,” July 26th, 2014
  27. BBC, Asia Business Report to discuss, “ Asian Workers Rights ”, May 1st, 2014
  28. NHK, Singapore Bureau show to discuss, “The future of Bit Coins,” April 17th, 2014
  29. BBC, Asia Business Report to discuss, “ Australia Eyes Insider Trading Crackdown ”, July 12th, 2013
  30. Channel News Asia, Business Singapore show to discuss, MAS Reportedly in Discussions to Discontinue SIBOR ” February 18th, 2013
  31. CNBC, Squawk Box to discuss, “ Rigging Currency Rates in Singapore ,” February 6th, 2013
  32. Channel News Asia, Evening News to discuss, “ Regional banks see jump in merger and acquisition activities ”, November 2nd, 2012
  33. Channel News Asia, Bridging Asia show to debate, “Should Happiness be a National Target?” October 30th, 2012
  34. BBC, Asia Business Report to discuss, “HSBC Apologizes Over Claims it Aided Money-Laundering”, July 19th, 2012
  35. BBC, Radio to discuss, “Banking Troubles -- HSBC Money Laundering and Barclays LIBOR Scandal” July 18th, 2012
  36. BBC, Asia Business Report to discuss, “JP Morgan Loss: Bank Risks ‘Different Asia’”, May 15, 2012
  37. NewsX, Fineprint to discuss, “$700 Billion Bailout Package”, September 28, 2008
Radio Appearances
  1. CNA, Heart of the Matter, “ Opening up the Economy after COVID-19 ” May 28th, 2020
  2. 89.3 Money FM Radio, “ Globalization, supply chair and COVID-19 ” May 15th, 2020
  3. 89.3 Money FM Radio, “ Fiscal Stimulus package for COVID-19 ” March 27th, 2020
  4. CNA Podcast, “ Will you give an e-hongbao this Chinese New Year ” January 24th, 2020
  5. 89.3 Money FM Radio, “ Golfing, social relationships and lower prices for land ” January 21st, 2020
  6. CNA 93.8 Radio, “ Public Transport and EZLink Card Usage ” November 9th, 2019
  7. CNA 93.8 Radio, “ Kiasunomics ” June 28th, 2019
  8. 89.3 Money FM Radio, “ Run your business from home for a start ” March 11th, 2019
  9. 89.3 Money FM Radio, “ Singapore Budget 2019 ” February 18th, 2019
  10. 89.3 Money FM Radio, “ HDB Flats Depreciate better than Private Property ” February 14th, 2019
  11. 89.3 Money FM Radio, “ Money Manager: CPF 101 ,” September 26th 2018
  12. 89.3 Money FM Radio, “ Money Manager: Great Singapore Sale ,” June 14th 2018
  1. Annabeth Leow,“ Economist favor job saving aid than direct cash transfer
    ,The Business Times , March 25th, 2020
  2. Faris Mokhtar,“ Insider Trading On Golf Course Lowers Singapore Land Prices
    ,Bloomberg News , January 16th, 2020
  3. Janice Lim,“ What’s the link between developers playing golf with each other and their bids for government land auctions? An NUS study has the answer
    Today , January 15th, 2020
  4. Annabeth Leow,“ Inflation expectations shaped by rise of premium goods: study
    The Business Times , October 31st, 2019
  5. S'pore parents' housing type could show how kids will fare
    Straits Times , October 18th, 2019
  6. Singapore's small merchants benefit most from mobile wallet use: NUS survey
    Channel News Asia , December 13th, 2018
  7. Trinity Chua and Sharanya Pillai, “ Early CPF withdrawals indicate anxiety; more nest eggs needed for future The Edge, September 9th, 2018
  8. Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, “ Softbank invests $300 million in dog-walking start-up Wag ”, Los Angeles Times, February 2nd, 2018
  9. “Does being Kiasu payoff?” 8 Days, January 8th 2018
  10. Saksham Khosla, “ The admirable success of JDY The Live Mint, August 28th, 2017
  11. Kelley Holland, “ Why lottery winners make dangerous neighbors? Time Magazine, August 18th, 2017
  12. Women who golf more accepted in male dominated boardrooms: Study Channel News Asia, May 25th, 2017
  13. Jim Puzzanghera, “ Interest rate hike by Federal Reserve is likely to be followed by two more this year ,” Los Angeles Times, April 15th, 2017
  14. Ben Popken, “ What the Federal Interest Rate Hike Means for You ”, NBC News, April, 15th, 2017
  15. NUS Indian Professor loves to do Research on Local Issues Zaobao, January 9th, 2017
  16. Lauren Lyons Cole, “ Do rising mortgage rates mean it’s time to buy a home? Consumer Reports, December 26th, 2016
  17. Charlie Wells, “ The biggest money mistakes we make -- decade by decade The Wall Street Journal, October 24th, 2016
  18. Eric Reed, “ We Can Stop The Next Wells Fargo Scandal: Here's How The Street, September 16th, 2016
  19. Eric Reed, “ Wells Fargo Fraud Perpetrators Get Off Scot-Free: Here's Why Bankers Don't Go To Jail The Street, September 16th, 2016
  20. Wong Kim Hoh, “ Firm Stand Against Greedy Bankers The Straits Times, September 4th 2016
  21. Emily Badger, “ Why lottery winners may make their neighbors go broke The Washington Post, March 2, 2016
  22. Tim Lee, “ Lottery winners’ neighbors tend to spend themselves into bankruptcy Vox, February 23, 2016
  23. Shane Ferro, “ Living Near A Lottery Winner Has A Surprising Downside Huffington Post, February 16, 2016
  24. Ben Leubsdorf, “ Why You Might Go Bankrupt If Your Next-Door Neighbor Wins the Lottery ”, Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2016
  25. Jonathan Webb “ Backdoor bribes? Banks offer special credit lines to Chinese bureaucrats Forbes, January 7, 2016
  26. All Credit to Them ”, The Economist, September 26, 2015