Seen and heard this week

07 November 2017 | General News
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Seen and heard this week is a weekly column highlighting thought leadership from the NUS community

In The Straits Times on 2 November, Assistant Professor Elmie Nekmat from NUS Arts and Social Sciences and Dr Carol Soon, Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, shared their findings of a recent survey which found that though younger Singaporeans believe they are less susceptible to falling for fake news — an optimistic bias that could hurt their ability to discern the truthfulness of online information — there is a silver lining in the battle against fake news as they are also less trusting of online information.

In a commentary in The Business Times on 3 November, Professor Ramkishen Rajan from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS discussed the rise of cryptocurrencies and their implications for Singapore, such as the potential for systemic risks, if they become more widely used.

Visiting Professor Sumit Agarwal from NUS Business School and Associate Professor Sing Tien Foo and Research Assistant Ms Chia Liu Ee both from the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS wrote about the Airbnb business model and opined that regulating the industry to accurately price in disamenities is necessary despite the challenges. Read more about their views on the budding sharing economy in their 4 November commentary on Channel NewsAsia Online.

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