The Singapore Economics Review

The Singapore Economic Review is a general economics quarterly devoted to publishing the best policy and applied economics papers in addition to high-quality theoretical pieces. Widely regarded as a leading journal in the Asia-Pacific, it has a long history of publication on economic issues impinging on Southeast Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific region. Issues analysed are not specific to Singapore but instead highlight rigorous empirical work across diverse economic issues of the contemporary world, including macroeconomic, microeconomic, financial and social aspects, with a special emphasis on economic problems related to Asian countries. The Journal also publishes papers of an interdisciplinary nature and welcomes this academic interface. It keeps scholars abreast of developments in the economic literature.


Initially published as the Malayan Economic Review (MER) from 1956, the journal was subsequently renamed the Singapore Economic Review (SER) in 1969. Among its distinguished contributors were the late Sir John Hicks, Sydney Caine, the late H.G. Johnson, Ragnar Nurkse, H.W. Singer, W.M. Corden, Herbert Grubel, J.C.H. Fei, G. Ranis, Henry Wan, E.J. Mishan, Jerome L. Stein, Jack L. Knetsch, Ng Yew-Kwang, Murray Kemp, Karl Shell and Ronald I. McKinnon. The Journal has a wide international circulation; among the many subscribers are the libraries of Harvard University, Stanford University and University of Oxford.

The SER's editorial board consists of prominent scholars with different areas of specialisations from across the world.  The SER editorial office is hosted at the School of Social Sciences, NTU.

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