Ivan Png


Research Opinion Managerial Economics  

NUS Business School

Mochtar Riady Building BIZ1-6-38

National University of Singapore

15 Kent Ridge Drive

Singapore 119245




T: +65 6516-6807

F: +65 6779-5059




Dr Png is a Distinguished Professor and Professor of Strategy & Policy, Economics, and Information Systems at the National University of Singapore.

Previously, he was a faculty member at the Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles (1985-96) and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (1993-96). He was a Visiting Professor at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College (2011-12).

Dr Png attended the Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore, and graduated with first class honours in economics from the University of Cambridge (1978) and a PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (1985). 

His research focuses on the economics of innovation and pricing. He has recently published in Management Science.

He is the author of Managerial Economics, which has been published in multiple editions and adapted into Chinese (traditional and simplified characters) and Korean. He received the NUS-UCLA Executive MBA Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 as well as 2011.

Dr Png was a nominated MP (10th Parliament of Singapore), 2005-06, member of the Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, Microsoft Corporation, 2006-10, and an independent director of Hyflux Water Trust Management Pte Ltd, 2007-2011, and Healthway Medical Corporation Ltd, 2008-2011.  

Dr Png speaks English and Chinese (Mandarin).  He is married to Ms Joy Cheng.  They have two sons, Max and Lucas.