After many posts about Singapore, I’m finally going to see it first-hand. I’ll arrive on 11/16 and leave on 11/24, with a side trip to Kuala Lumpur toward the end.

Besides giving talks, I’ll also be doing some field work. My biggest (and potentially most sensitive) question: Do Singaporeans actually support their uniquely efficient policies? An earlier study found that Hong Kongers are statist at heart; are Singaporeans any different? My suspicion is that the source of Singapore’s success is not the public’s unusually high economic literacy, but its unusual deference to economically literate elites. Will experience confirm my suspicions?

P.S. If any EconLog readers want to meet up in Singapore or KL, email me.