Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Tan Kong Yam

Professor, School of Social Sciences

Email: kytan@ntu.edu.sg
Prof Tan Kong Yam

Biography
Tan Kong Yam is presently Professor of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is also the board member of Changi Airport Group, Surbana-Jurong and CapitaMall REIT.

From 1985-88, he was an assistant director in the Monetary Authority of Singapore in charge of exchange rate policy. He was the chief assistant to Dr Goh Keng Swee, the former deputy Prime Minister of Singapore invited by Mr Deng Xiaoping to advise China on economic development strategy (1985-89). From June 2002 to June 2005, he was a senior economist at the World Bank office in Beijing where he worked on issues of macro stabilization, integration of the fragmented domestic market, banking reform, international trade and investment as well as regional inequality. In 2004, he was a member of the World Bank expert group on the eleventh five year plan (2006-2010) for the State Council in China. The expert group provided analysis and policy recommendations on urbanization, regional inequality, innovation policy, energy and water policy as well as strategy on banking reform to the Chinese government.

Prior to that, he was the chief economist of the Singapore government at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (1999-2002 May), Head, Department of Strategy and Policy, Faculty of Business Administration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a graduate of Princeton (1975-79, class of 1931 scholar, Paul Volcker Thesis prize) and Stanford University (1980-83) where he completed his Master and PhD in three years. Prior to joining NUS, he has worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, World Bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and was the Director of Research at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore.

陈光炎: 新加坡南洋理工大学经济学教授,李光耀公共政策学院亚洲竞争力研究所所长。陈教授也是樟宜机 场(Changi Airport), 盛裕控股集团 (Surbana Jurong), 凯德商用产业(CRCT)的独立董事。

1985-1988年,新加坡前副总理吴庆瑞博士应邓小平先生之邀为中国经济发展战略提供咨询期间,陈教授担任吴庆瑞博士的首席助手。2002至2005年,陈教授出任世界银行驻北京代表处高级经济学家。并于2004年以世界银行专家组成员身份向中国国务院就“十一五”规划(2006-2010)建言献策。
在此之前,陈光炎教授曾担任新加坡政府首席经济学家(1999-2002),新加坡国立大学管理学院企业决策系主任。陈教授毕业于美国普林斯顿大学 (1975-79, 1931学者班优异奖、Paul Volcker论文奖) ,之后他在三年内获取斯坦福大学硕士及博士学位 (1980-83)。在新加坡国立大学任职之前,陈教授曾在斯坦福大学胡佛学院、世界银行华盛顿总部以及新加坡金融管理局工作。

2008年,陈教授应中共中央政治局委员、广东省委书记汪洋之邀到访广东, 并在广东省委党校就新加坡产业升级战略经验做专题演讲,同时也向广东省政府就产业结构调整和升级提出他的政策建议。包括汪洋及时任省长黄华华在内的近400名广东省高级党政官员出席了会议。陈教授是在党校进行演讲的首位外国人。

目前,陈教授也在新加坡南洋理工大学讲授以中国与全球化经济为内容的课程。他的学生是到新加坡研修公共管理学硕士项目的中国各省市的市长和高级政府官员。在过去的20年中,他在各种课程项目中教授的来自中国的官员、商人和企业家超过6000名。2012年,陈教授获聘北京大学客座教授。
Research Interests
His research interests are in international trade and finance, economic and business trends in the Asia Pacific region and economic reforms in China. He has published five books and numerous articles in major international journals including World Bank Economic Review, American Economic Review, Long Range Planning, and Australian Journal of Management etc on economic and business issues in the Asia Pacific region. He served as board member at the Singapore Central Provident Fund Board (1984-96) and the National Productivity Board (1989-90). He has also consulted for many organizations including Citigroup, IBM, ATT, BP, ABN-AMRO, People's Bank of China, EDB, Areva, Guangdong provincial government, Samsung, Mauritius Government, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mobil, Singapore Technology, Temasek Holdings, GIC etc.

陈教授的学术研究领域包括国际贸易与金融、亚太地区经济与贸易发展趋势,以及中国经济改革。他出版过12本有关亚太地区经济和商业研究的著作, 1984-1996年期间陈教授担任新加坡中央公积金董事,1989-1990年任国家生产力委员会委员;此外他还为多家公司或组织提供咨询,其中包括:淡马锡公司, 新加坡政府投资公司、花旗银行、IBM、BP石油公司、荷兰银行、宜家、中国银行、嘉德置地、三星公司、毛里求斯政府等
Selected Publications
  • Tan Kong Yam. (2017, May). China-Singapore Cooperation and the Belt and Road Inititative. Paper presented at 12th China-Singapore Forum in Beijing.
  • Tan Kong Yam. (2017, March). China: Heading into the 19th Party Congress in autumn of 2017;domestic challenges and global implications. Paper presented at MOE-NTU Seminar.
  • Tan Kong Yam. (2017, March). State Governance Reform and Anti-Corruption: The Experience of Singapore and Implications for Vietnam. Paper presented at Joint Workshop with Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics.
  • Tan Kong Yam. (2017, February). Heading to the 19th Party Congress: Main Trends in Chinese politics and social-economic development. Paper presented at Presentation to Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
  • Tan Kong Yam. (2017, January). Regional Economic Outlook and Trends: Prospect for foreign investments in South East Asia. Paper presented at Presention to Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

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