Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Research Interests: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Project Evaluation of Public Sector Projects, Infrastructure and Programmes, Environmental Economics, Policy and Management, Household Economics, and Law and Economics.
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Professor Euston Quah is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies.
Professor Euston Quah is Head of Economics and Acting Chair of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Nanyang Technological University.
Prior to this, he was Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore; Deputy Director of the Public Policy Programme (now called the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy); Founding Director of the Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics (SCAPE); and headed the economics department at the National University of Singapore.
He is a prolific writer with more than 60 peer reviewed publications in well-known international journals such as World Development, Applied Economics, Environment and Planning, Journal of Environmental Management, International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, among others, and some 5 books including Cost-Benefit Analysis (5th edition with E.J. Mishan; Routledge, UK); Siting Environmentally Unwanted Facilities (with KC Tan; Edward Elgar, UK) and Economics and Home Production (Ashgate, UK). In 2008, he published a textbook, Principles of Economics, (Thomson, USA) with Gregory Mankiw (former Chairman of US Council of Economic Advisors and Harvard Professor). One of his books was selected for inclusion by the International Library of Critical Writings in Economics in 2004 by Professor Mark Blaug (University of London: Series Editor) for works deemed influential on the subject of inquiry.
Professor Quah’s work has also been reviewed favourably by prestigious journals such as the Journal of Economic Literature (USA), and the Economic Journal (UK); and cited by Professor Sherwin Rosen (former Editor of the Journal of Political Economy, Professor Reuben Gronau of University of Chicago and Professor Robert Ellickson of Yale University).
In 2005, Professor Quah was invited to be one of the keynote speakers for the Eminent Environmental Economists Conference held in Korea, organised by UNESCAP and more recently in 2009, he was invited by Stanford University to be a participant in a Dialogue on Climate Change held in Kyoto; and a Discussant Speaker on Climate Change and the Environment by the Asian Economic Policy Review Journal held in Tokyo. He was also invited to speak at a conference on global warming organised by Princeton University and Shanghai Jia Tong University in Shanghai; and invited to a plenary session on Climate Change and the Economy by The Inter-Pacific Bar Association in 2010 in Singapore.
Professor Quah had published some first Singapore studies relating to the environment such as the first cost of air pollution study of Singapore; the first study on the transboundary haze problem in Southeast Asia; and the first study on the social cost of smoking. He is an advisor to the government on the environment as well as contributed to cost-benefit studies on key public projects. In 2009 - 2010, he served as a Member for the Singapore Government’s Economic Strategies Sub-Committee on Energy and Environment.
Professor Quah is Editor of the Singapore Economic Review; Co-Editor of International Gambling Studies (edited at Australian National University); past Associate Editor of the Asian Economic Journal (edited at Chinese University of Hong Kong) and on the editorial board of the ASEAN Economic Bulletin (edited at ISEAS), Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Korea Trade; and Open Law Journal (Bentham Science UK). He had served on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; Council Member of Singapore Institute of International Affairs; Adjunct Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Policy Studies, and presently President of the Economic Society of Singapore; Board Member of the Energy Studies Institute, NUS.
Professor Quah’s views have appeared very frequently in the popular press and in both local (The Straits Times, TODAY, Singapore Business etc) and foreign media including the British Broadcasting Corporation, Channel News Asia, Radio Denmark, Reuters, and major newspapers in Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and France.
Professor Quah obtained his degrees from Simon Fraser University, National University of Singapore, and the University of Victoria, Canada.
- Cost-Benefit Analysis (5th edition)
Euston Quah and E J Mishan, United Kingdom: Routledge (forthcoming)
- Microeconomics: Asian Perspectives
Euston Quah and Gregory Mankiw, United States: Thomson (forthcoming 2007)
- Effects of Smoking on Productivity:Estimating Aggregate Production Technology
Euston Quah, J S Yong, S Saw, and K C Tan, Journal of Developing Areas, forthcoming 2005
- Optimal Bail Setting and Social Welfare
Euston Quah, K C Tan and B T Lim, The International Review of Law and Economics, forthcoming 2005
- Mothers, Maids and Tutors: An Empirical Evaluation of their Effect on Children's Academic Grades in Singapore
Euston Quah and Roland Cheo, Education Economics, 2004, Vol. 13 Issue 3
- Modelling Transboundary Air Pollution in Southeast Asia
Euston Quah and A Siddiqui, Environment and Planning: A; 2004, Vol. 36 pp1411-1425
- Transboundary Pollution in Southeast Asia: The Indonesia Fires
Euston Quah, World Development, March 2002, Vol. 30 No. 3, pp 429-441
- Economic Impact of Particulate Air Pollution on Health in Singapore
Euston Quah and L B Tay, Journal of Asian Economics, 2003, Vol. 14, pp 73-90
- The Social Cost of Smoking in Singapore
Euston Quah, K C Tan, L C Saw and J S Yong, The Singapore Medical Journal, 2002, Vol. 43 No. 7, pp 340-344
- The Price of A View: Some Findings from a Contingent Valuation Study
Euston Quah and K C Tan, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Dec 1999
- Cost-Benefit Analysis Under Uncertainty
Euston Quah and K C Tan, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 1999 No. 3, pp 393-398
- Economics of NIMBY Syndrome: Siting Decisions
Euston Quah and K C Tan, Environment and Planning: Series C, Vol. 16, 1998, pp 255-264
- Cost-benefit Analysis and the Problem of Nuisance Facilities
Euston Quah, Journal of International Development, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1994, pp. 79-92
- Value of Children in Compensation for Wrongful Death"
Euston Quah and W Rieber, International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 9, 1989, pp. 165-179
- Country Studies and the Value of Household Production
Euston Quah, Applied Economics, Vol. 21, No. 12, 1989, pp. 1631-1646.
- Professor, Division of Economics, Head, Economics & Associate Chair (Research), Nanyang Technological University.
- Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies.