Mukul G. Asher

National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Professor

Singapore 117591

Singapore

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

Regulating Microfinance: A Suggested Framework

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 45, No. 1, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. LKYSPP10-003
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 14 May 2010
Savita Shankar and Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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Microfinance, Regulation, India, Financial Inclusion

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A Case for Developing the Municipal Bond Market in India

ASCI Journal of Management, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 1-19, 2012, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 12-13
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Oct 2012
Shahana Sheikh and Mukul G. Asher
Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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municipal bonds, public finance, India

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Social Protection in ASEAN: Challenges and Initiatives for Post-2015 Vision

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 15-13
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 04 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2015
Mukul G. Asher and Fauziah Zen
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN
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ASEAN, Social Protection, Cross-border workers, Pensions, severance Payment, Workmen Compensation, Labour Market, Demographic trends

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Case Study of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the UK: Insights for India

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 15-31
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Shahana Sheikh and Mukul G. Asher
Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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PFI UK, Social sector PPP (Public Private Partnership), Fiscal Risks and Contingent Liabilities, Bundled contracts, Project Management, India

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Fairness and Sustainability of Pension Arrangements in Singapore: An Assessment

Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 50 (2); pp. 175-191, December 2013, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 13-21
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Nov 2013
Mukul G. Asher and Azad Singh Bali
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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Ageing, CPF system, fairness, pension reforms, Singapore, sustainability

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The 2016-17 Budget: A Positive Step in India's Transformation Process

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 16-09
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Mar 2016
Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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India, Public Financial Management, Growth Diagnostics, Fairness, Cooperative Federalism, Quality of Living and of Life, Fiscal Consolidation; Farm Sector; Knowledge and Technology Application

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An Analysis of Post-2014 Social Protection Initiatives in India

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 17-12
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 May 2017
Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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Social Pensions for the Elderly in Asia: Fiscal Costs and Financing Methods

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. LKYSPP 12-12 , Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Aug 2012
Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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Pensions, social development and protection, older people, fiscal space

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Inequality in Singapore: Requirements for Enhancing the Quality of Public Debate

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 14-33
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Oct 2014
Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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Thomas Piketty, inequality, Singapore, complexity of theoretical, empirical reasoning, relatively narrow geographical focus

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Economic Reasoning and Social Policy

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. LKYSPP 15-27
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2015
Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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social policy, economic reasoning, household welfare, fiscal space, growth diagnostics

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The Future of Old Age Income Security

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 13-20
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2014
Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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ageing population and trends, pensions, fiscal space and financing

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A Case Study of Metronet PPP in the UK: Implications for India

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 15-26
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2015
Shahana Sheikh, Mukul G. Asher and V. Ramakrishnan
Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Organisation Development Pte Ltd. (ODPL)
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Public-Private-partnership (PPP), Metronet, U. K., Project Management, Risk Management, India

Reducing Disparities and Enhancing Sustainability in Asian Pension Systems

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 12-15, Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 313
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 30 May 2014
Guerard Consultants Inc, National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Asian Development Bank - Economic Research and Asian Development Bank - Economic Research
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aging population, pension reform, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Reducing Disparities and Enhancing Sustainability in Asian Pension Systems

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 313
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Jan 2013
Guerard Consultants Inc, National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Asian Development Bank - Economic Research and Asian Development Bank - Economic Research
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Asia pensions, work benefits, assistance programs, population aging, retirement, old age, Asia elderly, older persons, social protection, economic security, national pension systems, old-age poverty, China pension, Indonesia retirement, Korea pension, Malaysia pension, Philippines retirement

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What Do Government Budgets Tell Us? Organization and Reporting of Singapore's Budgetary Accounts

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 15-30
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Oct 2015
Chang Yee Kwan, Azad Singh Bali and Mukul G. Asher
Independent, National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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Public financial management, Singapore, Fiscal marksmanship, GFSM, Public transparency and accountability

Market Structure and Challenges for Annuities in India

Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2010-15
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Nov 2010
Mukul G. Asher and Deepa Vasudevan
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Annuitiy, India, Retirement, Insurance, Pension, Inflation, Longevity, Saving, Benefits, Markets

Market Structure and Challenges for Annuities in India

SECURING LIFELONG RETIREMENT INCOME: GLOBAL ANNUITY MARKETS AND POLICY, Olivia S. Mitchell, John Piggott & Noriyuki Takayama, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. PP11-13
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2011
Mukul G. Asher and Deepa Vasudevan
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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ageing

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Economic Management in the Gujarat State: Key Characteristics and Selected Policy Initiatives

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 15-16
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 25 May 2015
Mukul G. Asher and Keya Chaturvedi
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Independent
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Gujarat, growth drivers, state and market, economic management, Jyotigram Yojana, Chiranjeevi Yojana, economic freedom of states in India, affordable housing, Vibrant Gujarat

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Public Procurement Legislation Essential for Improving Public Financial Management in India

Takshashila Institution, Policy Brief, 2015-01, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 15-20
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 17 Apr 2015
Mukul G. Asher, Tarun Sharma and Shahana Sheikh
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Head, Urban Policy Division and Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
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Coordinating Healthcare and Pension Policies: An Exploratory Study

ADBI Working Paper No. 374
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Aug 2012
Azad Singh Bali and Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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population ageing, pension policies, healthcare policies, urbanization

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Strengthening India's State Finance Commissions: Essential for 'Co-Operative Federalism'

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 16-15
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Aug 2016
Mukul G. Asher and Shahana Sheikh
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
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India, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, State Finance Commission, Co-Operative Federalism, Urban Local Bodies (ULB), Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI)

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Book Reviews

Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. 16, pp. 48-66, 2002
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 31 Dec 2002
AusAID, Australian National University (Deceased), National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, University of Melbourne - Department of Management, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics, Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Adelaide, The University of Western Australia - Asian Studies Programme, Independent, SK Research Institute - Seoul Finance Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, AusAID and University of Illinois at Chicago
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Social Security in Asia and the Pacific: Managing Diversity and Securing the Future

International Social Security Review, Vol. 55, pp. 3-9, 2002
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Jul 2003
Mukul G. Asher and Nayantara Pathmarajah-Banna
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and International Social Security Association
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Southeast Asia's Social Security Systems: Need for a System-Wide Perspective and Professionalism

International Social Security Review, Vol. 55, pp. 71-88, 2002
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Jul 2003
Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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Health Financing in Singapore: A Case for Systemic Reforms

International Social Security Review, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 75-92, January 2006
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Apr 2006
Mukul G. Asher and Amarendu Nandy
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
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Singapore's Policy Responses to Aging, Inequality and Poverty: An Assessment

International Social Security Review, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 41-60, January/March 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Jan 2008
Mukul G. Asher and Amarendu Nandy
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics
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Micro-Pensions in India: Issues and Challenges

International Social Security Review, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 1-21, 2011
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Savita Shankar and Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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pension scheme, method of financing, collection of contributions, payment of benefits, India

Micro-Pensions in India: Issues and Challenges

International Social Security Review, Vol. 64, February 2011, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. PP11-04
Posted: 02 Apr 2011
Savita Shankar and Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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pension scheme, method of financing, collection of contributions, payment of benefits, India

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Public Pension Programs in Southeast Asia: An Assessment

Asian Economic Policy Review, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 225-245, 2015
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Jul 2015
Mukul G. Asher and Azad Singh Bali
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
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pension reform, public pensions, retirement income policy, social protection, social security, Southeast Asia

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Civil Service and Military Pension Reforms in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

REFORMING PENSIONS FOR CIVIL AND MILITARY SERVANTS, pp. 59-112, Maruzen Publishing, 2011, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. SPP11-34
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2012
Mukul G. Asher and Azad Singh Bali
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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Civil service. Military pension reforms, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, 2008 global economic crisis

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The Microfinance Sector in India: Which Way Now?

ASCI Journal of Management, Vol. 40, No. 2 , Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. PP11-25
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2011
Savita Shankar and Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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India, microfinance, lending, Gremeen Bank, finance, pensions, pension funds, Andhra Pradesh, Muhammad Yunus, SKS Microfinance, self-help group

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Unconventional Methods of Financing Urban Development: The Role of PPP

URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE, pp. 176-205, G. Ramesh, Vishnu Prasad Nagadevara, Gopal Naik, Anil Suraj, eds., Routledge, 2010 , Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. PP10-18
Posted: 28 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 05 May 2014
Mukul G. Asher and Deepa Vasudevan
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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urban planning, infrastructure, India, cities, PPPs, governance

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The SWFS: Changing Relations with Stakeholders

Sovereign Asset Management, Forthcoming, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. PP11-17
Posted: 19 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2011
Mukul G. Asher
National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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SWF, sovereign wealth funds, sovereign asset management stakeholders, global financial and capital markets, Santiago Principles, SWF sponsoring and recipient countries