Weng Tat Hui

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Weng Tat Hui

Position: Dean
Education Background: PhD (Economics) Australian National University

Research Areas

Globalisation on labour markets impact, economic issues of migration, education, ageing and retirement, and labour market policies in Singapore

Contact information

Dr. Weng Tat Hui

Dean

Graduate School of Public Policy

Room 4.039 
Nazarbayev University

53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue

Astana, Kazakhstan 010000

Telephone: +7 7172 70 5868

Email: weng.tat.hui@nu.edu.kz

Weng Tat Hui
Dean
PhD (Economics) Australian National University
Hui Weng Tat specialises in the impact of globalisation on labour markets, economic issues of migration, education, ageing and retirement, and labour market policies in Singapore. He has also taught in the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore before joining the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in 2004. He has acted as a consultant to the Ministry of Manpower, the International Labour Organization, UNCTAD and was the Associate Research Fellow of the then Singapore Institute of Labour Studies from 1991-1994. He has held various appointments which include Deputy Director of the Public Policy Programme (1997 – 1998), Deputy and Acting Head of the Department of Economics (1998 – 2000), Vice Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2000 – 2003) and Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (2004 – 2008) at the National University of Singapore.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. “Migration Policies: Lessons from Singapore and Switzerland”, with C Helfer in Yvonne Guo and Woo Jun Jie (eds), Singapore and Switzerland: Secrets to Small State Success, World Scientific Publishing, 2016, pp. 199-234.
  2. “Retirement Funding Adequacy in Singapore”, in Faizal bin Yahya (ed), Inequality Singapore, pp 51-71, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2015.
  3. “Growth with Equity in Singapore : Challenges and Prospects”, with R. Toh, Conditions of Work and Employment Series, 48, ed. ILO Conditions of Work and Employment Branch. Geneva:International Labour Office, 2014. 37 pp.
  4. “Economic Growth and Inequality in Singapore: The Case for a Minimum Wage”, International Labour Review, Vol 152, No. 1, (2013), pp. 107-123.
  5. “Trade Liberalization, Labour Demand Shifts and Earnings Inequality in Singapore”, with R. Toh, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, Volume 24, No. 3, (2012), pp 65-82 .
  6. “Foreign Labour and Economic Growth: Policy Options for Singapore”, with A. Hashmi, The Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 52, No. 1 (2007) 53–72