Published on 23 May 2022

New book about Dutch economist Winsemius’ contribution to Singapore

Vasantham Seithi, 9pm, and online

A new book has been launched today describing the contribution of Dutch economist Albert Winsemius to Singapore, who was Singapore’s chief economic adviser during its early days. The book, authored by NTU economists, includes experiences by those who had the opportunity to work with Dr Winsemius, such as ESM Goh Chok Tong. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who launched the book, said Dr Winsemius’ recommendations continue to be relevant to Singapore today. Had his recommendations not been implemented then, Singapore's story would have been much different, DPM Heng said.

Watch the coverage on the book launch (at 20:15 mark) here

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