• 103 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
1986 …2014
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Personal profile

Hui Weng Tat specialises in the impact of globalisation on labour markets, economic issues of migration, education, ageing and retirement, and labour market policies in Singapore. He has also taught in the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore before joining the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in 2004. He has acted as a consultant to the Ministry of Manpower, the International Labour Organization, UNCTAD and was the Associate Research Fellow of the then Singapore Institute of Labour Studies from 1991-1994. He has held various appointments which include Deputy Director of the Public Policy Programme (1997 – 1998), Deputy and Acting Head of the Department of Economics (1998 – 2000), Vice Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2000 – 2003) and Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (2004 – 2008) at the National University of Singapore.

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Singapore Social Sciences
labor migration Social Sciences
wage gap Earth & Environmental Sciences
skilled labor Earth & Environmental Sciences
labor demand Social Sciences
trade liberalization Earth & Environmental Sciences
regionalization Social Sciences
labor Social Sciences

Research Output 1986 2014

  • 103 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Retirement funding and adequacy: Retirement funding adequacy in Singapore

Tat, H. W., Dec 30 2014, Inequality in Singapore. World Scientific Publishing Co., p. 51-76 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Citations (Scopus)

Economic growth and inequality in Singapore: The case for a minimum wage

Hui, W. T., Mar 2013, In : International Labour Review. 152, 1, p. 107-123 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aging of materials
Minimum wage
Economic growth
3 Citations (Scopus)

Trade liberalization, labor demand shifts and earnings inequality in Singapore

Toh, R. & Tat, H. W., Nov 1 2012, In : Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies. 24, 3, p. 65-82 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wage gap
skilled labor
labor demand
trade liberalization
10 Citations (Scopus)

Foreign labor and economic growth policy options for Singapore

Hui, W. T. & Hashmi, A. R., Apr 2007, In : Singapore Economic Review. 52, 1, p. 53-72 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Policy options
Economic growth
Labor force

The regional economic crisis and Singapore: Implications for labor migration

Hui, W. T., 1998, In : Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. 7, 2-3, p. 187-218 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

labor migration
economic crisis
foreign worker