Education has always been a topic close to my heart; when I was presented with a chance to write a paper during a Market Design class, taught by a professor who is now my major advisor (Professor Paul Milgrom), it was only natural that I would write about reforming Singapore’s P1 school choice mechanism. ItContinue reading “Singapore’s Primary 1 Registration – Changing the School Choice Mechanism”
“It’s hard to feel comfortable around you, or, you know, the same, knowing that you’ve studied in not just one, but two of the world’s most elite universities,” a friend of mine divulged during our annual catch-up, an occurrence limited by the once-yearly frequency of our returns to our hometown of Singapore. “Stanford and Oxford. Wow. Just wow.”Continue reading “The Best of Both Worlds: Living Alternate Lives in Stanford and Oxford”
The contemporary struggle for truth and freedom isn’t quite contemporary; it’s a debate that existed long before the horrors of 2016 (I apologise for referencing Buzzfeed), Conway’s #alternativefacts, or the purported end-of-American-democracy-as-we-know it. We often hear that we are at crucial crossroads, teetering on a precipice of intolerance and deceit never before encountered — but the conflationContinue reading “Truth, freedom, and identity: scattered travel thoughts”
Every city has its own music. Havana’s is best characterised by the cacophony of beeps and honks (emitted from decades-old Fords, Buicks, and Moskvitchs/Москвич alike) that – strangely enough – melds into a fascinating symphony when paired with the salsa/samba/rumba music reverberating on every street and plaza corner. Havana’s music reflects its vibrancy: its vibrancyContinue reading “The Unexpected Cuba”
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Hi, I’m Ruru. I started this blog in 2009 to share my thoughts and writing; against my better judgment, I’ve yet to delete it! When I’m not doing research on Economics, I can be found writing, dancing tango, or pottering about with a cup of tea.
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