LALL, Ashish |

LALL, Ashish

Ashish Lall

Ph.D. (Economics) Carleton

Ashish Lall
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 7031
Fax: +65 6775 6471

Office Location

469C Bukit Timah Road
VIP Room 1
Wing B, Level 1, Oei Tiong Ham Building
Singapore 259772


Ashish Lall teaches at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.  His research interests include productivity and efficiency measurement and the interaction of competition policy and intellectual property rights.  Ashish also has a keen interest in the impact of ICT and innovation on national productivity. He has published extensively on productivity and efficiency measurement at the level of the firm, the industry and the country. He was the co-author of the first Singapore competitiveness report published in 2009 and edited a volume on the competitiveness of ASEAN countries in 2011.

Previous affiliations include Nanyang Business School, Singapore; the Canadian Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation; Abt Associates of Canada and Canada Post Corporation.

Research Areas

  • Asian competitiveness
  • Growth and technology in Asia
  • Regulatory policy
  • Trade, investment and finance
  • Transport policy


Conference Papers

  • Lall, Ashish, Paul Johnston and Martin Stewart Weeks (2013) Open Government and Open Society: Insights and Implications, White Paper prepared for: Cisco Public Services Forum: Visioning Open Government and Society, Dec 2012, Oslo, Norway

  • Lall, Ashish, “Enhancing Competitiveness: The Singapore Experience:”. The 4th Nanchang Forum for Regional Experts: Guide (2012): 36 38. Nanchang: Nanchang Municipal Government. (Keynote paper) (The 4th Nanchang Forum for Regional Experts, 29 May 2012, Trilec International Hotel, Nanchang, China)

  • Lall, Ashish, “The role of legacy in building competitiveness: The Singapore example”.Competitiveness Luxembourg Singapore: partners or rivals? (12 Jun 2012, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Kirchberg, Luxembourg)

Papers for Seminars / Public Talks/ Lectures

  • Lall, Ashish, “Are we ready for Society 2.0?”. 2nd SG GovCamp (18 Nov 2011, Suntec City, Singapore)
  • Lall, Ashish, “Some Examples of Collaboration”. Pulse of Asia Summitt 2011 (18 – 20 Jul 2011, Singapore, Sinagpore, Singapore Pr)
  • Lall, Ashish, “Role of ICT In National Competitiveness”. Breakfast Roundtable: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Summit (19 – 20 Apr 2011, 1 Marina Blvd., Singapore)
  • Lall, Ashish, “Gov 2.0 Citizen Driven Government”. Singapore GovCamp (19 Jan 2011, Institute of System Science, NUS, Singapore)

Book (Editorial Work)

  • Lall, Ashish, eds., Facets of Competitiveness: Narratives from ASEAN, ed., Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2011. 350 pp.

Book Chapters

  • Lall, Ashish and R. Ian McEwin (2013 forthcoming) “Competition and Intellectual Property Laws in the ASEAN Single Market”, in Basu, S.D., et. al., eds., The ASEAN Economic Community: A Work in Progress, Institute of South-East Asian Studies, Singapore.
  • Lall, Ashish and D Lim, “Singapore Country Chapter”. In Intellectual Property, Competition Law and Economics in Asia, ed., ed. R Ian McEwin, 217 253. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011. 37 pp.
  • Lall, Ashish, “In Search of Competitiveness Policies”. In Facets of Competitiveness: Narratives from ASEAN, ed., ed. Ashish Lall. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2011. 28 pp.


  • Lall, Ashish, “Policy Challenges in the Information Age”. Microsoft Futures. Singapore: Microsoft APAC, 2011.


  • PP5801 Economic Analysis
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