ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on March 29th, 2017

Competition is an essential element in the efficient working of markets. It brings important benefits to the consumer by encouraging enterprise, innovation, efficiency, and a widening of choice. Competition enables consumers to buy the goods and services they want at the best possible price, and adds to a country’s overall competitiveness. What is a think tank’s role in advancing policy agenda that improves its country’s competitiveness? What are some of the plausible solutions and practical examples of policy works in this field?

In this upcoming webinar, Razeen Sally, a leading economist in trade and competitiveness policy, and Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, will help you gain a better understanding of how free-market think tanks can shape and advance the competitiveness of today's global economy. 

Razeen Sally, Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, is Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies, the main economic policy think tank in his native Sri Lanka. Previously, he taught at the London School of Economics, where he also received his Ph.D. He has served as Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, a global economy think tank in Brussels. In addition, Sally has held visiting research and teaching positions at Institut D’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, the Australian National University, the University of Hong Kong, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, and Dartmouth College in the United States. He was also Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness. He is an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and on the advisory boards of the Institute of Economic Affairs (U.K.) and the Centre for Independent Studies (Australia). Sally’s research and teaching focuses on global trade policy and Asia in the world economy. He has written on the WTO, FTAs, and on different aspects of trade policy in Asia. He has also written on the history of economic ideas, which mainly pertained to the theory of commercial policy. His new book on Sri Lanka will be published in 2017.