Organising and Incentivizing a Sustainable Society

Organising and Incentivizing a Sustainable Society

Within the context of a growing commitment in Singapore and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to sustainability planning and policies that are transdisciplinary, transboundary, fully integrated, and forward looking, NTU’s Sustainable Earth Peak is organising this roundtable with four eminent economists. This panel of esteemed economists are thought leaders in their respective fields, all of which impact on areas critical to the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development. We are pleased to be able to bring them together for short presentations and introductions to NTU, followed by a moderated roundtable and Q&A session.

  • Venue: Auditorium, Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang Technological University
  • Date: 6 August 2015
  • Time: 11am

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Speakers

Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge

  • Research interests have covered welfare and development economics; the economics of technological change; population, environmental, and resource economics; social capital; the theory of games; the economics of global warming, and the economics of malnutrition.
  • Curriculum Vitae

Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

  • Research has focused on diverse areas of environmental economics and policy, including examinations of: market-based policy instruments; regulatory impact analysis; innovation and diffusion of pollution-control technologies.
  • Curriculum Vitae

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University

  • Research includes land value changes, alternative techniques of assessing changes in economic welfare, economic analysis of the various legal rules and institutions, and behavioral economics.
  • Curriculum Vitae

Professor, University of Maryland

  • Major research interests are numerical dynamic programming and retirement behaviour, and focusing on a broad range of topics including investment, social security and medicare, the nuclear power industry, and auctions.
  • Curriculum Vitae

Sustainable Society Event Programme

TimeProgramme
10:30Registration with Light Refreshment
11:00Opening Remarks and Welcome, Euston Quah, Head of Division, Economics, NTU
11:15Roundtable and Q&A, Moderated by Alexander Zehnder, Chair, Sustainable Earth Peak, NTU
Speakers and Panelist:

  • Partha Dasgupta, Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge

  • Robert Stavins, Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

  • Jack Knetsch, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University

  • John Rust, Professor, University of Maryland

12:45Lunch

Snapshots of the Seminar