University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of
Politics, History and International Relations

Addressing Urban Poverty - Social Mobility Through Entrepreneurship

University of Nottingham Teaching Centre
17th November 2022
Should you have any queries, please contact Julia Roknifard.

Dr Carmelo Ferlito will deliver a lecture on the topics surrounding his most recent book co-authored with Benedict Weerasena "Assessing and Addressing Urban Poverty in Malaysia".

The lecture is delivered within the PGT Human Security module and will concern income-related aspects of human security, however, various matters discussed within the topic might be of value to a wider range of professionals and those with interest to the study of poverty and practical aspects of dealing with it, especially in the Malaysian context.

Earlier talk on the book can be reviewed here.   

Date: 17 November 2022, Thursday
Time: 18:30 to 21:30 (GMT +8)
Location: University of Nottingham Teaching Centre
                  Chulan Tower Jalan Conlay
                  50450 Kuala Lumpur

About the speaker: 
Dr Carmelo Ferlito is the CEO of the Center for Market Education (CME) and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr Ferlito is also Research Advisor for Provalindo Nusa Property in Jakarta, Indonesia and Senior Fellow (Southeast Asia) at the Property Rights Alliance in Washington, DC, USA.  

Carmelo Ferlito earned a Master in Economics (2003) and a Ph.D. in Economic History (2007) from the University of Verona in Italy. From 2004 to 2009 he worked as researcher with several Italian universities, including University of Verona, Salento University and University of Macerata. In 2017 he was Visiting Scholar at the University of Bergamo. Between 2013 and 2019 he has taught “Microeconomic Theory and Policy” and “History of Economic Thought” at INTI International College Subang (Subang Jaya) and at Universiti Kuala Lumpur-MFI (Bangi). As recognized international speaker, he has delivered guest lectures in prestigious institutions in Malaysia, Italy, Pakistan, Singapore and Indonesia.   

Dr Ferlito is author of seven books and more than forty scientific papers. His latest books are “Assessing and Addressing Urban Poverty in Malaysia” (2022) and “My Malaysia” (2021).   

He has applied his theoretical analysis to policy studies, in particular to the Malaysian property market and housing policies and to the issues of financial literacy, cost of living and agricultural policies.  

His opinions are regularly requested by several Malaysian and international media, and they appeared, among others, on the following outlets: The Financial TimesChannel News AsiaThe EdgeThe StarThe Malaysian ReserveFree Malaysia TodayBFM 89.9The Jakarta PostTV3Astro AwaniGatraThe Business RecorderVoice of AmericaThe Jakarta PostThe New Straits TimesAsia TimesStraits TimesBisnis.  

The recordings of his speaking engagements and of his TV/radio appearances can be found here.  

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