Renowned macroeconomist to lead Business School

Prof Rose will join NUS as Dean Designate on 1 March 2019, before becoming Dean of NUS Business School from 1 June 2019

Professor Andrew K Rose, Bernard T Rocca Jr Chair of International Business & Trade in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, has been appointed as the new Dean of NUS Business School. Prof Rose will join NUS as Dean Designate on 1 March 2019, before becoming Dean on 1 June 2019. He will succeed Professor Bernard Yeung, Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management, who is planning for a sabbatical before returning to the faculty.

Prof Rose is a renowned expert in international finance, trade and macroeconomics. He has held positions at a number of international economic agencies, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, as well as several national agencies, including the US Department of Treasury; HM Treasury (UK); the Canadian Department of Finance; and the central banks of Australia, Barbados, Canada, England, Europe, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, US and Singapore.  

No stranger to the University, Prof Rose was the Founding Director of the NUS Risk Management Institute, and is a founding member of the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research (ABFER), currently sitting in its executive committee. He also held appointments as Monetary Authority of Singapore Term Professor at NUS Business School in 2015, and Wee Cho Yaw Visiting Fellow at the School from 2012 to 2014 and 2016 to 2018.

Prof Rose holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, and a BA from the University of Toronto.

“I am excited by the opportunity to deepen my relationship with Singapore and NUS as the new Dean of the NUS Business School. The School has earned a sound reputation for combining the strengths of Western schools of thought and practices with uniquely Asian perspectives. I am grateful for the honour of leading the NUS Business School, and look forward to working with my colleagues in the School to advance the momentum of research and industry engagement and nurture the next generation of globally engaged business leaders,” said Prof Rose.

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye said, “We are delighted to welcome Professor Andrew K Rose as the new Dean of the NUS Business School. Andy joins us with a stellar track record of work in international trade, finance and macroeconomics, and as a senior academic leader in one of the top business schools in the world. A longtime friend of the University and Singapore, we are confident that Andy will lead the NUS Business School with wisdom, energy and purpose.” 

Prof Tan and NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua also expressed their appreciation to Prof Yeung for his strong leadership of the School since June 2008. “Under his deanship, the School has grown in international recognition, strengthened its research, advanced multiple successful cutting-edge innovations in its teaching and curriculum, established high impact executive education programmes such as the Asia Leaders for Financial Institutions for emerging CEOs, and developed the influential ABFER and its Asian Monetary Policy Forum, among other achievements,” said Prof Tan, with Prof Ho adding that Prof Yeung “leaves the School in a position of strength”.

See press release.