This would be if the government wishes to attract "young, fresh or 'unproven' talent", said Gedeon Lim, a Singaporean economist from the University of Hong Kong. But he added: "If they are looking mainly for established, top 1 percentile innovators, bankers, thought leaders in their respective fields, we already have a scheme in place, so it seems difficult to think of what else the government might be able to do, short of lowering the threshold and increasing the quota for these existing visa schemes."
- Ph.D., Boston University
- B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.), National University of Singapore
Dr. Gedeon LIM received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University in 2020 and holds a B.Soc.Sci in Economics from the National University of Singapore. Gedeon joined HKU as an Assistant Professor in 2020.
Gedeon’s main research interests are in development economics with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. Recent projects study how higher remuneration affects political selection and economic development in Indonesian villages and the long-run effects of inter-group contact on the formation of identity politics.
- ECON2262: Economic Development
- ECON6001: Applied Econometrics
- Political Economy
- Economic History
THERE have been renewed calls for Singapore to completely shut its borders to high-risk countries, as the Republic battles a more infectious wave of Covid-19, but economists say the net costs and benefits may not be that clear-cut.