The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has reaffirmed its commitment to sponsor the professorship in economics and finance at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for another five years starting from April 1.
MAS' support for the programme has been successful in facilitating the exchange of research ideas and interests in applied economics and finance in Singapore.
The MAS Term Professorship in Economics and Finance, which started in 2009, appoints distinguished scholars, jointly as Visiting Professors at the NUS Business School and the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Commenting on the partnership, Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost, said,"These collaborative activities in research and education have significantly strengthened the University's expertise in finance and economics and raised our international reputation in these fields."
The MAS Term Professorship in Economics and Finance has been awarded to seven distinguished scholars over the last five years. The inaugural MAS Term Professor was Barry Eichengreen, the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, who was appointed in 2010.
The Professorship was also awarded to the following scholars:
Nobel Laureate A. Michael Spence, the William R. Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University;
Michael J. Brennan, Emeritus Professor of Finance from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles;
Randall Morck, the Stephen A Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance and University Professor at the University of Alberta, School of Business;
Benjamin M. Friedman, the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University;
Darrel Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business; and
Douglas W. Diamond, the Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.