Eduardo  Araral

  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Associate Professor

National University of Singapore

469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

+65 6516 4220

Website: LKYSPP faculty profile

Issues: Innovation and Economic Growth

About Eduardo Araral

Ed Araral is a faculty member at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He specialises in the study of the causes and consequences of institutions for collective action and the governance of the commons. His main research interests include climate change, decentralisation and federalism, regulatory policy, sustainable development, water management, governance and policy. At the LKY School, he teaches courses on public management, public finance, research methods, policy analysis and program evaluation, institutional analysis and introduction to public policy and analysis. At the Lee Kuan Yew School, Professor Araral is currently Vice Dean (Research), Member of the Management Committee and Co-Director of the Institute of Water Policy. He represents the Dean at the University Senate and Dean’s Meetings. He is also a faculty associate with the Coase Institute and the Centre for Asia and Globalisation.


As a practitioner, Professor Araral has an active portfolio of government advisory, consultancy, executive education and media engagement. He has undertaken consultancy projects for the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, UNDP, local governments and NGOs. He has also lectured in 130 Executive Education Programs for more than 3,000 government officials from 27 countries in Asia including Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Directors, City Commissioners and Mayors, NGO leaders, CEOs of multinationals and ranking military officers. He has advised senior government officials in Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, among others. He has served as a resource person for local and international media including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Foreign Affairs, China Daily, Al Jazeera, Straits Times, Channel News Asia, Insight, South China Morning Post, Washington Post, Voice of America, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, among others.


Ph.D. Public Policy, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2006
Master Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 1998
Bachelor Business Management, University of Philippines, 1990