Agenda and Proceedings 2016-2017

Singapore Public Policy Network & Asian Journal of Public Affairs Inaugural Conferences

26-27 August 2016





Day 1 - Public Policy Network Inaugural Conference

Venue: HSS Conference Room (HSS-05-57), Nanyang Technological University, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332


8:45- 9:00 Welcome & Administration

Michael Howlett (NUS), Meng-Hsuan Chou (NTU), Araz Taeihagh (SMU)


9:00- 10:30 Panel 1 – The Global/International Dimension of Public Policy

Chair: Michael Raska

Discussant: Markus Pauli


Hybrid governance of aquaculture: opportunities and challenges

Joanna Vince (University of Tasmania, Australia)


Designing Global Public Policies in the 21st Century

Chou Meng-Hsuan (NTU, Singapore) and Pauline Ravinet (University of Lille, France)


10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00-12:30 Panel 2 – Partnerships, Collaboration and Innovation

Chair: Araz Taeihagh, SMU

Discussant: Heather Douglas (Murdoch University, Singapore)


Changing Agriculture´s Global Value Chains – Insights from Asia: How Successful Are State, Market and Civil Society Partnerships?

Markus Pauli, (SMU, Singapore)


What should be regulated for implementing PPP in Health Sector in Indonesia

Erwin Sondang Siagian, Deputy Director for Public Private Partnership

National Public Procurement Agency of Republic Indonesia


A tale of two cities: innovation in Singapore and Hong Kong

Wang Jue (NTU)



12:30-1:30 Lunch


1:30-3:00 Panel 3 – Issues in Policy Design

Chair: Michael Howlett (NUS)

Discussant: Ishani Mukherjee (NUS)


Integration of Collective and Artificial Intelligence in Policy Design

Araz Taeihagh, (SMU)


First, Do No Harm: A Diagnostic Approach to Policy Formulation 

Azad Singh Bali, (Murdoch University and NUS), M Ramesh, (NUS)


From Piloting to Policy: a comparative case study of risk management experiments in Indian Agriculture

Sreeja Nair, (NUS)


3:00-3:30 Coffee break


3:30-4:30 Panel 4 – Techniques and Methods in Policy Appraisal and Evaluation

Chair: Namrata Chindarkar (NUS)

Discussant: Yvonne Chen (NUS)


Implementing Information and Communication Technology to Support Community Aged Care Service Integration: Lessons from an Australian Aged Care Provider

Heather E Douglas, Department of Psychology, Murdoch University (Singapore)


Does Fine Particulate Matter Affect Teenage Labor Productivity?: Evidence from High School Track and Field Performance

Robert Jones*, Ronald Shadbegian**, Takanao Tanaka**, and Chao (Jacob) Zhu** (*Department of Economics, UMass Dartmouth (US), ** NUS)


4:30-6:00 Panel 5 – Roundtable on Grants and Future Research and Other Collaborations


Kanti Bajpai, LKYSPP

Yohannes Eko RIYANTO, NTU

M Ramesh, LKYSPP

Araz Taeihagh, SMU









DAY 2 – AJPA Inaugural Conference

                              Venue: OTH Conference Room, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, National University of Singapore


8:45-9:00 – Welcome

Charles Phua (AJPA Editor-in-Chief), Michael Howlett (AJPA Advisory Board)



9:00- 10:00 Panel 1 – Policy Innovations in Asia

Chair: Charles Phua (NUS)

Discussant: Seck Tan (NUS)


Labour Market Regulation and Employment in India’s Registered Manufacturing Sector

Aditi Gupta, Arun Sudarsan – NUS (Singapore)


Analyzing feedback and rebates as effective policy tool for household water consumption

Koh Shi Ting and Elaine Sam Hui Xian – NUS (Singapore)


10:00-11:00 Panel 2 – Agenda-Setting and Public Participation

Chair: Michael Howlett (NUS)

Discussant: Dedy Permadi (NUS)


Academic Vs Internet: Ups and Downs in Corruption Attention Cycles

Mergen Dyussenov (NUS)

11:00-11:15 Coffee break


11:15- 1:15 Panel 3 – Policy Innovations in Asia

Chair: Sreeja Nair (NUS)

Discussant: Mulya Amri (NUS)


Innovations in Government in Bangladesh

Ariful Haque and Xu Chengwei (NTU)


How to drive Public Service Innovation in the Korean and Chinese Public Sectors? Exploring the roles of Public Ethic

Hyo Joo Lee, Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul, Korea)


Technological and Political Rationalities of Smart City Initiatives in China: An Empirical Analysis

Yu Wenxuan (NTU) and Xu Chengwei (NTU) (Singapore)


Energy security and regional power sector cooperation in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: past developments and near-term challenges

Daniel del Barrio-Alvarez, Hideyuki Horii, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Japan)

1:15-2:30 Closing Lunch and announcement of AJPA essay prize




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