University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • Behavioural finance
  • Capital markets/financial institutions/international finance
  • Household finance
  • Real estate finance/urban economics
  • Research findings have been used by government agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection in the US to enhance understanding of consumer behaviour as well as lender behaviour in policy development
  • Research findings have had significant impact on how agencies conduct bank examinations and how government programmes are implemented
  • Research findings could potentially aid the Singapore government in its conduct of fiscal policy, and achieve more efficient allocation of transport and other urban planning services
  • Consistently secured generous funding from governments, industry and universities, and to date, has garnered over $360,000 in grants
  • Translates deep research into concrete actions which governments and policy makers are able to implement for more prudent financial management and decision-making
  • Out-of-the-box thinker who links seemingly unrelated themes and data sources to draw sharp insight into real-world topics
  • Published some 75 articles (including those forthcoming) in leading journals such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review and Journal of Financial Economics
  • Achieved more than 400 citations in published papers
  • Co-authored Household Credit Usage: Personal Debt and Mortgages
  • Sought-after expertise by governments; banks and financial regulators; universities such as Columbia University, Northwestern University and University of California, Berkeley; as well as media business channels including BBC, CNBC and Fox
  • As Editor, oversees the publication of Real Estate Economics, the oldest and highly reputable academic journal for real estate, published by The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
  • Associate Editor for Management Science and Journal of Financial Services Research
  • Presented numerous keynote and invited talks at prestigious international conferences worldwide
  • Low Tuck Kwong Professor, NUS Business School (from 2014 for a term of five years)
  • Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award, NUS Business School (2013)
  • Excellence in Refereeing Award 2011/2012, American Economic Review (2012)
  • Best Paper Award, Red Rock Finance Conference (2012)
  • Best Paper Award, Networks Financial Institute Competition (2011)
  • Paul A. Samuelson Award, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America – College Retirement Equities Fund (2011)
  • Terker Family Prizes in Investment Research Award, Wharton School of Business (2009)
  • Glucksman Institute Research Award, New York University (2008)
" To focus on research that matters to me, Singapore and the world, inspires and advances our young researchers, and that which further elevates our University’s reputation and standing. "