This module uses microeconomic and macroeconomic tools to analyze economic policy issues in Singapore. The course is focused broadly on evaluating the rationales for government interventions in the economy and the efficiency and distributional effects of government policies. Seminar topics are grouped into two broad units. The first unit focuses on economic policies which have direct impacts on Singapore’s economic growth and development. Discussion topics include monetary policy, fiscal policy, industrial policy, trade and investment and labor policy. The second unit focuses on socio-economic policies in Singapore. These include population policy, education and human resource management, social security, housing, health care and social protection.