Mun Heng

TOH, Mun Heng

Associate Professor

STRATEGY & POLICY

(65) 6516-6386
biztohmh@nus.edu.sg
BIZ1 6-37
Curriculum Vitae

Recognition & Awards

  • National Day Award: Public Service Medal - 2009
  • Friend of Labour Award, National Trade Union Congress - 2008
  • First prize in Singapore National Book Awards (non fiction category) - 1992
  • Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
  • NUS Postgraduate (Overseas) Scholarship
  • Bank of Toyko Postgraduate Scholarship

Educational Qualifications

  • B.A., Economics, University of Singapore, Singapore
  • B.Soc. Sc (Hons), Economics & Statistics, University of Singapore, Singapore
  • M.Sc, Econometrics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • PhD, Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy, School of Business, National University of Singapore, 1996 - current
  • Deputy Head, Department of Business Policy, School of Business, National University of Singapore, 1999 - 2002
  • Research Assistant, Ministry of Environment

Corporate Experience

  • United Nations
  • UN ESCAP
  • Singapore Tourist Promotion Board
  • Singapore Telecom
  • Singapore Contractors Association
  • Port of Singapore Authority
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Finance
  • InfoComm Development Authority, Singapore
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
  • Asian Development Bank
  • ASEAN Secretariat
  • Agency for Science and Technology Research

Selected Publications

Toh, Mun Heng (2017), "Singapore's participation in global value chains: Perspectives of trade in value added", 138-160, In Production Networks in Southeast Asia
Thangavelu, S. M. and Toh, Mun Heng (2016), "Productivity in Singapore's Retail and Food Services Sectors: Contemporary Issues", World Scientific Publishing Company
Toh, Mun Heng and Jiang, B. (2016), "The SIJORI cross-border region as an economicentity in 1990 and 2012, and perspectives for 2030", 66-94, In F. Hutchinson, & T. Chong (Eds.), The SIJORI Cross-Border Region: Transnational Politics, Economics and Culture, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Toh, Mun Heng and Jiang B (2016), "The SIJORI cross-border region as an economicentity in 1990 and 2012, and perspectives for 2030", The SIJORI Cross-Border Region: Transnational Politics, Economics and Culture, 66-94
Toh, Mun Heng (2015), "Singapore's economic development in the light of modern development concepts", 125-148, In M. Yulek (Ed.), Economic Planning and Industrial Policy in the Globalizing Economy: Concepts, Experience and Prospects, Springer International Publishing

Selected Publications

34

Journals

21

Books

6

Conference

3

Papers

Journal Articles

Toh, Mun Heng (2013), "Singaporean Economic Development and Peculiar Observations on Saving, Labour Share, Productivity and Current Account Surplus", Institutions and Economies, 5(2), 101-130
Toh, Mun Heng and S.M. Thangavelu (2013), "An Input-Output Study of the Singapore Information Sector", Economic Systems Research, 25(2), 233-244
Toh, Mun Heng and Jiang, B. (2012), "Singapore making progress as a 'Brain Gain' nation", Samsung Economic Research Institute Quarterly, 5, 43-49
Toh, Mun Heng and Thangavelu, S. M. (2012), "Sequential model to estimate rates of return to different fields of study: Feasibility of reducing subsidy for tertiary education in Singapore", Journal of Policy Modeling
Toh, Mun Heng, Y.P.Ho and WONG POH KAM (2009), "The impact of R&D on the Singapore economy: An empirical evaluation", The Singapore Economic Review
Toh, Mun Heng and S.M. Thangavelu (2008), "Outsourcing and Fragmentation in Singapore's Manufacturing Industry", The Singapore Economic Review
Toh, Mun Heng, Eric W.K. Tsang and Paul S.L.Yip (2008), "The Impact of R&D on Value-Added for Domestic & Foreign Firms in a Newly Industrialized Economy", International Business Review
Toh, Mun Heng (2006), "Singapore's Perspectives on the Proliferation of RTA's in East Asia and Beyond", Global Economic Review
Qian Lin and Toh, Mun Heng (2005), "An Evaluation of the 1994 Tax Reform in China Using a General Equilibrium Model", China Economic Review
Toh, Mun Heng and S.M. Thangavelu (2005), "Bilateral 'WTO-Plus' Free Trade Agreements: The WTO Trade Policy Review of Singapore, 2004", World Economy
Toh, Mun Heng and Vasudevan, G. (2004), "Impact of regional trade liberalization on emerging economies: The case of Vietnam", Asean Economic Bulletin, 21(2), 167-82
Toh, Mun Heng, F. Wu and T. Ho (2003), "Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Its Impact on the Home Economy: The Case of Singapore", Journal of Asian Business, 19(3), 27-48
Toh, Mun Heng and W.C. Ng (2002), "Efficiency of investments in Asian Economies: has Singapore over invested?", Journal of Asian Economics, 13, 52-71
Toh, Mun Heng (2001), "Exchange Rate Pass-Through for Selected Asian Economies", The Singapore Economic Review, 46(2), 247-273
Toh, Mun Heng and Wong C.S. (1999), "Rates of return to education in Singapore", Economics of Education Review, 7 (3), 235-251
Toh, Mun Heng and Tiew C.S. (1999), "A Neo-classical Analysis of the ASEAN and East Asia's Growth Experience", Asean Economic Bulletin, 16(2), 149-165
Toh, Mun Heng, Leung H.M. and Linda Low (1999), "Tax Reform in Singapore", Journal of Policy Modeling, 21(5), 607-618
Toh, Mun Heng (1998), "The RAS approach in updating input-output matrices: an instrumental variable interpretation and analysis of structural change", Economic Systems Research, 10(1), 63-78
Toh, Mun Heng and LINDA LOW (1996), "Linkages among the ASEAN economies: A multi-country model analysis", Asean Economic Bulletin, 13(1), 52-73
Toh, Mun Heng and LINDA LOW (1996), "Economic linkages among the Northeast Asian economies: A multi-country model analysis", Seoul Journal of Economics, 9 (1), 33-62
Toh, Mun Heng and L.Low (1996), "Differential Total Factor Productivity in the Four Dragons: The Singapore Case", Journal of International Trade & Economics, 5(2), 161-181
Toh, Mun Heng and LINDA LOW (1995), "Estimating and comparing learning curves in three Asian economies", Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 12(1), 21-35
Toh, Mun Heng (1994), "Cost of Living, Price Impact on Income Distribution and Consumption Tax in Singapore", The Singapore Economic Review, 39(2), 141-160
Toh, Mun Heng and Linda Low (1994), "The State of Play of Direct Foreign Investment in Asia", Journal of Asian Economics, 5(1), 65-84
Toh, Mun Heng and LINDA LOW (1993), "Is the ASEAN free trade area a second best option?", Asian Economic Journal, 7(1), 275-298
Toh, Mun Heng and Linda Low (1990), "An Asian NIC's View on Service Trade Liberalisation: Singapore's Case", Journal of Development, 15(2), 57-82
Toh, Mun Heng and LINDA LOW (1990), "The economic impact of the tourist sector in Singapore", Annals of Tourism Research, 17(2), 246-269
Toh, Mun Heng and LINDA LOW (1990), "The economic impact of the information sector in Singapore", Economics of Planning, 23(1), 51-70
Toh, Mun Heng, Eddie CY Kuo and LINDA LOW (1989), "The Singapore telecommunications sector and issues affecting its competitive position in the Pacific region", Columbia Journal of World Business, 24 (1), 59-71
Toh, Mun Heng and LINDA LOW (1988), "Trends and Issues in Service Sector Development: Singapore's Options", Asian Economic Journal, 2(1), 125-159
Toh, Mun Heng and LINDA LOW (1988), "GATT and Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Singapore's Perspectives", Asian Economic Journal, 2(2), 192-215
Toh, Mun Heng (1987), "Labour Share in Singapore Manufacturing Industries: A Neo Classical Analysis", Asian Economic Journal, 1(2), 41-56
Toh, Mun Heng (1986), "Income Redistribution and Trade Policy Effects on Macroeconomic Aggregates: A Simulation Study of the Singapore Economy Based on an Extended Input-Output Model", Journal of Economic Development, 157-190
Toh, Mun Heng (1985), "Technical change, factor elasticity of substitution and returns to scale in Singapore manufacturing industries", The Singapore Economic Review, 36-56

Books/Monographs

Toh, Mun Heng (2017), "Singapore's participation in global value chains: Perspectives of trade in value added", 138-160, In Production Networks in Southeast Asia
Thangavelu, S. M. and Toh, Mun Heng (2016), "Productivity in Singapore's Retail and Food Services Sectors: Contemporary Issues", World Scientific Publishing Company
Toh, Mun Heng and Jiang, B. (2016), "The SIJORI cross-border region as an economicentity in 1990 and 2012, and perspectives for 2030", 66-94, In F. Hutchinson, & T. Chong (Eds.), The SIJORI Cross-Border Region: Transnational Politics, Economics and Culture, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Toh, Mun Heng and Jiang B (2016), "The SIJORI cross-border region as an economicentity in 1990 and 2012, and perspectives for 2030", The SIJORI Cross-Border Region: Transnational Politics, Economics and Culture, 66-94
Toh, Mun Heng (2015), "Singapore's economic development in the light of modern development concepts", 125-148, In M. Yulek (Ed.), Economic Planning and Industrial Policy in the Globalizing Economy: Concepts, Experience and Prospects, Springer International Publishing
Toh, Mun Heng (2015), "Modern economic development concepts", 29-42, In M. Yulek (Ed.), Economic Planning and Industrial Policy in the Globalizing Economy: Concepts, Experience and Prospects, Springer International Publishing
Toh, Mun Heng (2014), "Internationalization of tertiary education services in Singapore", 259-300, In C. Findlay, H. K. Nordas, & G. Pasadilla (Eds.), Trade Policy in Asia, World Scientific: New Jersey
Toh, Mun Heng (2012), "Competitive Cities and Urban Economic Development in Southeast Asia", Urbanization in Southeast Asia: Issues & Impacts (edited by Yap Kioe Sheng and Moe Thuzar), Chapter 3, pp. 115-138
Toh, Mun Heng (2010), "Policy Update on Labor Productivity in Singapore", The Thirteenth SINGAPORE ECONOMIC ROUNDTABLE, edited by M.Bhaskaran and Lee Y. Y. Institute of Policy Studies, LKY School of Public Policy; & Straits Times Press.
Toh, Mun Heng and K.K. Ng (2009), "The Batam, Bintang, Karimun Special Economic Zone: Revitalizing Domestic Industrialization and Linking Global Value Chain", Plugging into Production Networks: Industrialization Strategy in Less Developed Southeast Asian Countries, edited by Ikuo Kuroiwa
Toh, Mun Heng and S.M. Thangavelu (2009), "Comparing Two Economic Regions: Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore Growth Triangle and Pearl River Delta Region", Regional Economic Development in China, edited by Saw Swee Hoch & John Wong
Toh, Mun Heng and S.M. Thangavelu (2008), "The Biomedical Science (BMS) Industry in Singapore: Can It Plug into the Global Value Chain?", Production Networks and Industrial Clusters: Integrating Economies in Southeast Asia; edited by I Kuroiwa and Toh MunHeng
Toh, Mun Heng and S. Thangavelu (2004), "Factors affecting growth in the region: R&D and Productivity", The New Economy in East Asia and the Pacific, edited by P. Drysdale; N.Y: RouteledgeCurzon
Toh, Mun Heng and Tan Kong Yam (1998), "Competitiveness of the Singapore Economy: A Strategic Perspective, ed", Singapore University Press
Toh, Mun Heng and Linda Low (1995), "Principles of Economics", Addison Wesley Publishing Company, Singapore
Toh, Mun Heng, Linda Low, Soon Teck Wong, Tan Kong Yam and special contribution from Helen Hughes (1993), "Challenge and Response: Thirty Years of the Economic Development Board", Singapore: Times Academic Press
Toh, Mun Heng and Linda Low (1993), "Public Policies in Singapore: A Decade of Changes, ed", Singapore: Times Academic Press
Toh, Mun Heng and Linda Low (1993), "ASEAN Growth Triangles, ed", Singapore: Times Academic Press
Toh, Mun Heng, Linda Low and Soon Teck Wong (1991), "The Economics of Education adn Manpower Development: Issues and Policies in Singapore", Singapore: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Toh, Mun Heng and Linda Low (1990), "An Economic Framework of the Singapore Economy: Principles and Issues", Singapore: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Toh, Mun Heng and Lim Chong Yah and Associates (1988), "Policy Options for the Singapore Economy", Singapore: McGraw-Hill Book Company

Conference/Seminars

Toh, Mun Heng (2013), "Trade in Tertiary Educational Services: Singapore Case", International Conference on Education and Labor Market: Policy & Beyond, Organized by Australian National University, Crawford School of Public Policy and the Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU), 20-21 March, Bangkok, Thailand
Toh, Mun Heng (2013), "Using Input-Output Techniques and Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate the Economic and Environmental Resoruce Usage of Singapore Industries", 21st IIOA Conference, International Input-Output Association, 8-12 July, Kitakyushu, Japan
Toh, Mun Heng (2013), "CO2 Emissions and Impact of a Carbon Tax for Singapore: A Study of Input-Output Analysis", International Seminar on Energy Policy and Climate Change, Beijing Institute of Technology, 12-14 July, Beijing, China
Toh, Mun Heng (2013), "Floating Frontiers: SIJORI as an Economic Entity - Challenges and Prospects", ISEA Workshop on Floating Frontier project: SIJORI, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), 15 - 16 July, Singapore
Toh, Mun Heng (2011), "Holistic Approach to Employment and Re-Employment of Older Workers: Singapore Experience", Asia-Pacific Conference on Ageing (APCA 2011), 24-26 March, Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore
Toh, Mun Heng (2009), "SINGAPORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & PECULIAR OBSERVATION ON SAVING, LABOR SHARE, PRODUCTIVITY and CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUS", Conference on New Growth Strategies for Asian Economies on 24 November 2009, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Working Papers

Toh, Mun Heng (2012), "Internationalization of Tertiary Education Services in Singapore", ADBI Working Paper 388, Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute
Toh, Mun Heng (2011), "CO2 Emissions and Impact of a Carbon Tax for Singapore:", NUS Research Grant:: R-313-000-085-112, NUS: Dept of Strategy & Policy
Toh, Mun Heng and Eugene Chong (2011), "The Linkage between Oil Prices and Real Exchange Rates in the Macroeconomic Environment of Asian Economies", NUS: Dept of Strategy & Policy

Research / Teaching Areas

Environmental Policies And Green Strategies For Business

R&d, Fdi And Productivity Related Issues

Productivity Measurement And Analysis In Asia Pacific Economies

Manpower/education Planning And Population Studies

Macroeconomic Modeling/ Computable General Equilibrium Modeling

International Investment And Trade Liberalization

Input-output Analysis And Economic Planning

Economic Growth And Development Strategies

Endogenous Growth & Public Policy

Data Enveloping Analysis (dea)

Business Ecosystem & Global Production Network

Societal Impact

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Courses

  • BSP4513, Econometrics: Theory & Business Application
  • BSE3702, Economics of Strategy
  • BSP2001, Macro and International Economics
  • BSP2701, Global Economy
  • BSP1005, Managerial Economics
  • BMA5001, Managerial Economics

Membership & Professional Activities

  • American Economic Society
  • Singapore Economic Society
  • Institute of Statistician (United Kingdom)
  • International Input_Output Association
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