Pamela Qiu is associate director at the Economist Corporate Network. She advises multinational corporations on the latest economic, political and market developments affecting business in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining the Economist Group, Ms Qiu worked as a policy analyst at the Singapore Ministry of Finance, where she worked on policies to tackle socio-economic problems such as inequality and unemployment. From 2009 to 2011, she was a researcher for the Centre for Public Economics at the Civil Service College, the Singapore government’s core institution for research and learning. Her research areas included the role of government in markets, fiscal policy, and behavioural economics. Ms Qiu also worked as a market analyst with Prudential Health Insurance, based in London. Ms Qiu holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in development studies, both from the London School of Economics.