About the Economic Society of Singapore

The Economic Society of Singapore (ESS), formerly the Malayan Economic Society, was established on 28 July 1956, as a result of an initiative by graduates and staff from the Department of Economics from the then University of Malaya in Singapore.

On 28 March 1969, the Society changed its name from the Malayan Economic Society to the Economic Society of Singapore, in response to the new independent and sovereign status of the Republic.

Since 1976, the Society has been one of the founding members of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Association (FAEA). The Society published a journal, the Malayan Economic Review (MER), which was later renamed the Singapore Economic Review (SER) in 1969. The SER is now regarded as the leading journal in the Asia Pacific and it is in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) indexed journal.

Today, ESS has expanded to include members from the academic, government and business sectors. The Society organizes conferences and networking sessions to foster discussions of current economic issues relating to Singapore and the region.

From the Editors

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Call for Articles

Invitation to Contribute to the Next Issue of Economics & Society

In memory of the late Professor Lim Chong Yah, the theme of the next issue is Man & Generations. Professor Lim’s lifelong professional preoccupation was the improvement of lives in Singapore. As such, the Economics & Society editorial team would like to invite contributions from academia, government, and industry that focus on historical decisions or factors that contributed to the long-term economic growth and development of Singapore, or on forward-looking actions required to ensure continued prosperity and quality of life for future generations.

Please contact the following members of the editorial team with your topic of interest via email and we will follow up with you. Thank you.

Members of the editorial team to contact:
Chua Yeow Hwee
Christabelle Soh
Melvin Koh