Assoc. Prof. Toh Mun Heng
National University of Singapore

Dr. Toh Mun Heng is a tenured faculty at the Department of Strategy and Policy, National University of Singapore. He obtained his doctoral degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of London, London School of Economics. His research interests and publications are in the areas of econometric modeling, input-output analysis, international trade and investment, human resource development, productivity measurement, household economics and development strategies of emerging economies in the Asia Pacific. He has co-authored and edited several titles such as The Economics of Education and Manpower Development: Issues and Policies in Singapore; Health Policies in Singapore; Economic Impact of the Withdrawal of the GSP on Singapore; Challenge and Response: Thirty Years of the Economic Development Board; Public Policies in Singapore: A Decade of Changes; ASEAN Growth Triangles; Principles of Economics; Competitiveness of the Singapore Economy; Production Networks and Industrial Clusters: Integrating Economies in Southeast Asia.

Dr Toh is a member of the Expert Group tasked to study the feasibility and implementation of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement in 2001. Between 2003 and 2005, he has served as a Lead Economist at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

In 2008, Dr Toh was conferred the ‘Friend of Labor’ award by the National Trade Union Congress for his effort in promoting fair trading practices and prudent consumerism in Singapore. In 2009, Dr Toh was awarded Public Service Star in the National Day Award.

Dr. Toh has also been invited as member and/or resource person in several government committees including the Public Transport Council, Review Committee on National Health Policies and the Committee for Singapore’s Competitiveness. He has been engaged as consultant in various economic projects sponsored by agencies in the private and public sectors. These include UN ESCAP, United Nations, Asian Development Bank, ASEAN Secretariat, Singapore Contractors Association, Port of Singapore Authority, Maritime Port Authority, Singapore Telecom, Singapore Tourist Board, Infocomm Development Authority, National Science and Technology Board, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Environment & Water Resources. Currently, he is the Consultant Economist at the National Climate Change Secretariat of the Prime Minister Office.