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This is not my website. It's a bare-bones collection of pages for rapid access, quick update, and reduced (git-control) fuss, focusing on just my writings or lectures or R code. Most of what appears below is auto-generated.

(For my TikTok videos or Insta snaps, you'll have to look elsewhere.)

Who am I? Google Scholar // CV-pdf // LKYSPP homepage // Personal site

In-progress manuscripts or things freshly out:

"Inequality is No Sufficient Statistic" // Technical paper (not yet uploaded) // 2021.07 IEA RIDGE slides // 2021.05 Nontechnical treatment // 2021.02 Straits Times Commentary - Inequality: A tale of three countries. The paper in 1 picture Inequality is No Sufficient Statistic, in 1 graph

"The Inchoate Tradeoff Between COVID-19 And Economic Performance" (June 2021). The paper in 1 picture COVID-19 and Economic Performance, in 1 graph

"Taking Stock of an Unprecedented Pandemic," (with Ong, Toon Hui) Ethos (June 2021), Issue 22 pp. 7-19.

"A Thucydides Fallacy: The New Model of Power Relations for Southeast Asia, the US, and China," THINK, The Head Foundation Digest (June 2021) Issue 8, pp. 2-7. Reprinted, with new introduction section. The paper in 1 picture New Models of Power Relations, in 1 graph

"The Marketplace for World Order: Inclusiveness in the International System"

Soundbites on longer-term strategic work arcs:

  1. Is world order a linear hierarchy, or is an alternative geometry more appropriate?
  1. Where is the World's Tightest Cluster of People, that is, the smallest circle on our 3-dimensional planet that includes at least 50% of the world's population? In 2015 that was the circle 3300km in great-circle radius centred near Mong Khet in Shan State, Myanmar, on the border with China.
  1. This is my 2011 animation of the global economy’s shifting center of gravity since 1980. The dots in black are 1980-2007; those in red are 2010-2049. The paper won the GPPN Best Article Prize for 2011.
  1. The sequence of past workstreams, apparently, show the same "1 picture" trait:
Past Workstreams in 1 Picture

Who knew. (These extractions are from previous different publications of mine. The sequence of "each workstream in 1 picture" result from my attempts to cross-validate on an independent corpus what I'm machine-learning about the world's emotions, language, and tone in narratives on inequality and social mobility).