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NSE Malaysia’s faculty members featured in speaking engagements

Dr David Prentice  

Dr David Prentice was interviewed, with his colleague, Professor Harry Clarke, for an article in the magazine of  the World Customs Organisation. This is the organisation for customs authorities across the world. In the interview they discuss their research on economic issues around the Australian laws requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packages and developments since the law was passed. The interview can be read here

Dr Teo Wing Leong  

Dr Teo Wing Leong served as a panellist for a discussion on Public Choice for Prosperity, organised by Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs on January 28, 2015. He was invited to join the panel discussion on the depreciation of Ringgit, hosted by Pocketimes, a Chinese online news portal on 19 August, 2015. The full recording of the live event can be found here.

In addition, Dr Teo has appeared on a number of media interviews on various macroeconomic issues, among others, ASEAN Banking Integration Framework, Malaysia Stock Market and Federal Government Budget. A detailed list of the events is given below:

  • An email interview with 'China Daily", an English newspaper, on ASEAN Banking Integration Framework, published on 22 May, 2015. The newspaper articles can be found here, here and here.
  • A phone interview with 'Sinchew Daily', a Chinese newspaper, on the need for federal government budget adjustment, published on Jan 15, 2015. The newspaper article can be found here.
  • A personal interview with 'Pocketimes', a Chinese online news portal, published on Jan 9, 2015. An excerpt of the video interview can be found here.
  • A phone interview with 'Pocketimes', a Chinese online news portal, on the Malaysian stock market, published on Dec 4, 2014. An excerpt of the recording can be found here.
  • An email interview with "The Edge Financial Daily", a newspaper on Malaysia' GDP growth and debt to GDP ratio, published on Nov 17, 2014. The newspaper article can be found here.
  • A phone interview with 'Pocketimes', a Chinese online news portal, on Malaysia Federal Government's Budget 2015, published on Oct 11, 2014. An excerpt of the recording can be found here

Dr Saumik Paul   

Dr Paul Saumik participated as a member of a panel discussion on The Auditor General's Report: Biting the Bullet on Government Accountability on November 29, 2014. The aim of this forum was to raise awareness and grow public momentum in promoting government accountability and also enable citizens to have a dialogue with the Auditor General himself, and other distinguished speakers including YB Tony Pua, MP Petalling Jaya Utara and YBhg Tan Sri Abu Kassim Bin Mohamed, Chief Commissioner, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. Professor Zaharom Nain, Vice Dean (Research) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNMC moderated this event.


Dr. Paul gave a seminar at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo on 26 May, 2015. He talked about Distributional Aspects of Structural Change and Growth. He discussed structural change with respect to welfare distribution and presented an estimation of the influence of structural change on inequality using an unconditional quantile regression-based decomposition analysis.

Dr Daniel Schoch    

More than 70 Malaysian and Australian youth leaders participated in the Australia- Malaysia Youth Forum held on 14 May 2015. The half-day forum was organised by the Australian High Commission in partnership with the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) as part of the High Commission’s year long programme of events and activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of Australia’s diplomatic presence in Malaysia. During a panel discussion moderated by IDEAS Chief Executive Officer, Mr Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Malaysia Australia Business Council Chairman,
Mr Leigh Howard, Member of Parliament (MP) for Klang YB, Charles Santiago and Dr Daniel Schoch from Nottingham University debated the pros and cons of trade liberalisation and economic integration. (Source: Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur). 

Wan Saiful Wan Jan is moderating the session on "Economic Integration and Liberalisation - Good or Bad?" with Dr Daniel Schoch (Nottingham University), Mr Leigh Howard (Chairman of the Malaysia Australia Business Council) and YB Charles Santiago (MP of Klang).  


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