Jayant Menon

Jayant Menon

Jayant Menon, PhD, is a visiting senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, following his early retirement from the Asian Development Bank, where he was lead economist in the Office of the Chief Economist. He holds adjunct appointments with the Australian National University, University of Nottingham and IDEAS, Malaysia.

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Macroscope | Why Southeast Asian economic growth is safe from Covid-19 Delta ravages, for now

As long as government spending remains robust and monetary policies accommodative, the Delta outbreak in the region is unlikely to arrest its growth momentum.

As long as government spending remains robust and monetary policies accommodative, the Delta outbreak in the region is unlikely to arrest its growth momentum.

Why Southeast Asian economic growth is safe from Covid-19 Delta ravages, for now
1 Sep 2021 - 2:30PM
Opinion | Better domestic surveillance, not closing borders, is key to containing coronavirus spread

Closing borders will not stop new or future variants from finding their way in but it will stall fragile recoveries and add to economic and social distress. Instead, governments should ramp up domestic protocols ahead of mass vaccination campaigns.

Closing borders will not stop new or future variants from finding their way in but it will stall fragile recoveries and add to economic and social distress. Instead, governments should ramp up domestic protocols ahead of mass vaccination campaigns.

Better domestic surveillance, not closing borders, is key to containing coronavirus spread
6 Feb 2021 - 9:03AM