University of Nottingham Malaysia
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UNMC hosts major international conference on 'Emerging Markets and Financial Integration'


The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus will host a major international conference on Emerging Markets and Financial Integration at the Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre from 19th – 20th February.

The conference is organised by the world-leading research institute the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM) and the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus School of Economics. This annual conference is hosted on a rotating basis by the Nottingham campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia and is chaired by Professor David Greenaway, Vice Chancellor of The University of Nottingham.

The GEP conference is a major forum for academic interaction and debate, attracting prestigious speakers from universities across Asia and Europe. The conference includes two invited lectures sponsored by Boustead Holding Bhd and Wiley-Blackwell respectively.

In the first invited lecture, Dr Jayant Menon, Lead Economist (Trade and Regional Cooperation) from the Asian Development Bank will explore the impact of Eurozone Financial Shocks on an increasingly integrated and globally connected ASEAN.

Professor Euston Quah from Nanyang Technological University will talk about the environmental challenges associated with pursuing economic growth in Asia in the second invited lecture, which takes place at the main campus in Semenyih. Professor Euston Quah is the Head of Division of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University and has published widely on the topic of environmental economics.

Some 200 participants from Asia and Europe are expected to attend this conference. It is opened to the press and general public. Pre- registration is required by emailing the reply slip to by February 17, 2014.

More information is available at:

Download the Conference Programme (pdf)


The Nottingham School of Economics (NSE)
The NSE has earned a world-class reputation for its research on a broad range of economic subjects, particularly globalisation, experimental economics and time-series econometrics. Its standing among the elite economics departments in the UK was reinforced by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, which ranked its “research power” among the top three in the UK. The measurement of “research power” takes into account not only the quality of research but, crucially, the number of staff put forward for inclusion in the RAE. All of its research was classed as of international quality, and 85 per cent was defined as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” – the top two possible ratings. The School of Economics was established at the Malaysia Campus in 2010.

The Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP)
The GEP is the major centre in Europe studying the impact of globalisation and economic policy and one of the biggest of its kind in the world. The Centre has an impressive international reputation; its academics have advised the Treasury, the World Bank and WTO. The GEP hosts a range of major conferences on globalisation and related topics as well as: special invited sessions at other conferences; and constantly well subscribed conferences for postgraduate research students and secondary schools.

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Notes to editors:
The University of Nottingham described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as “the embodiment of the modern international university”, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK’s top 10 and the world’s top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘Europe’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, a league table of the world’s most environmentally-friendly higher education institutions, which ranked Nottingham second in the world overall.

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Posted on 11th February 2014

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