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Key events

International Conference on Emerging Markets and Financial Integration on 19 to 20 February 2014 


     Professor Euston Quah delivering his keynote address at The World Economy Annual Asia Lecture sponsored
                  by Wiley-Blackwell titled 'Pursuing Economic Growth in Asia : The Environmental Challenge' 

NSE Malaysia, in conjunction with Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP)
and Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM) hosted a major international conference on
Emerging Markets and Financial Integration at the Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre. 

The annual conference is a major forum for academic interaction and debate, attracting prestigious speakers
from universities around the world. It included two invited lectures as well as presentation and discussion of
ten academic papers. The invited lectures were sponsored by Boustead Holding Bhd and Wiley-Blackwell

In the first invited lecture, Dr Jayant Menon, Lead Economist (Trade and Regional Cooperation) from the
Asian Development Bank explored the impact of Eurozone Financial Shocks on an increasingly integrated and
globally connected ASEAN. Professor Euston Quah from Nanyang Technological University talked about the environmental challenges associated with pursuing economic growth in Asia in the second invited lecture. 

Some 200 participants from Asia and Europe attended the conference. 

Other Events

Career talk: Being an Economist - What it Means to be One and Career Prospects on 13
March 2014 


           Teo Wing Leong, Head of School from the School of Economics presenting a token of appreciation to
                                                                Ms Kristina Fong  

NSE Malaysia hosted a career talk: Being an Economist – What it Means to be One and Career Prospects.
The talk was presented by Ms Kristina Fong, Head of Research of RAM Rating Services Berhad. Kristina shared
with the audience the fun and excitements she has experienced in her career as an economist at RAM, British
High Commission and Deloitte, and advised our students on how to better prepare themselves for a career. 

Community contribution by NSE Malaysia faculty member 

Dr Saumik Paul delivered a Dissemination Event / Press Conference at Falta, West Bengal, India in January
2014. He discussed about the field-survey research, which he led in 2013, on The livelihood effect of
industrialisation-led displacement on households in the vicinity of Falta Special Economic Zone
. Unlike standard research practices, this event was an opportunity to disseminate the research outcomes to the villagers/general audience. It was attended by more than 100 villagers from the study region and representatives from local newspapers.   

In recent years, India has witnessed indiscreet land-grabbing exercises in the name of industrialisation. On-going debates have underscored the importance of an optimum compensation for those who sacrificed their land for industrialisation purposes. However, little is known about the long-term welfare effects of displacement. The goal
of this public event was to generate awareness and create sustainable impact on the political decision making
process in the future.

Nottingham Economic Essay Competition 2014

NSE Malaysia organised the first Nottingham Economic Essay Competition from June to July 2014. The
competition was open to all pre-university /high school students in Malaysia. The theme of the competition
was Malaysia has experienced strong economic growth over the past decades, but income inequality has not significantly lowered and many people are still left behind. What economic policies can Malaysia implement to
reduce income inequality without sacrificing its rapid growth?
 A panel of judges from NSE Malaysia selected the following winners:

  • First prize (cash prize of RM1000): Ng Chien Xen (Sunway College Selangor Campus A Level Programme)
  • Second prize (cash prize of RM800): Chong Mun Kei (Methodist College A Level Programme)
  • Third prize (cash prize of RM600): David Tan Wei Ern (Methodist College A Level Programme)
The winning essays are posted here.  

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