ADMINISTRATION

Dr.-Shamsulbahriah-Ku-Ahmad

DIRECTOR

Name                    : Dr. Shamsulbahriah Ku Ahmad
Education             : B.Ec (UKM), M.Phil (Sussex), Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Email                     : sbahriah@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673766

Areas of Expertise :
Economic Development, Political Economy, Labour Market Segmentation and Social Stratification, Labour Mobility and Migration

About the Director :
Previously served the University of Malaya at the Faculty of Economics and Administration (FEA) and the Asia Europe Institute (AEI) from 1982 – 2006 as a lecturer and Associate Professor, engaged in teaching, research, as well as international collaborative work on curricula development with the ASEAN University Network, University of Autonoma Madrid, Spain, University of Bocconi, Italy and Leeds Metropolitan University, England.
Obtained her Ph.D from Cambridge University, England, a Master of Philosophy from the Institute of Development Studies(IDS), University of Sussex England and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) in Development Economics from the National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia. She has researched and published in areas related to Economic Development, Political Economy, Labour Market Segmentation and social Stratification, Labour Mobility and Migration. She also worked and undertaken consultancies in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Dr. Hanira Hanafi_CPDS

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Name                     : Dr. Hanira Hanafi
Education              : LLB (UIAM), MCL (UIAM), Ph.D. (Durham)
Email                      : hanira_hanafi@um.edu.my
Contact no.           : +603-79673652
CV                           : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/hanira_hanafi.html

Areas of Expertise :

Banking (Islamic Banking and Finance), Malaysian Legal System

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Name                     : Mr. Mohd Syazreel Nazwan Mohd Yasin
Education             : B.Eng (UIAM)
Email                     : syazreelnazwan@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673714

Nur Izati Zahari

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (P/O)

Name                     : Miss Nur Izati Zahari (PA to The Director)
Education             : B.CIMg (UiTM)
Email                     : nurizatizahari@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673766

Miss Nur Aqilla Anuar

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (FINANCE)

Name                     : Miss Nur Aqilla Anuar
Education             : Diploma in Banking and Finance
Email                     : nur_aqilla@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673767

RESEARCH

Associate Professor Dr. Fatimah Kari

ASSOCIATE FELLOW

Name                     : Professor Dr. Fatimah Kari
Education             : B.Ec (UKM), MA (Leicester), Ph.D. (Mississippi)
Email                     : fatimah_kari@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673661
CV                          : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/fatimah_kari
Publications         : Links to publications on poverty and development

Areas of Expertise : 

Trade and Environment, Macroeconomics, International Trade, Environmental and Resource Economics, Microeconomics

About the Researcher : 

Associate Professor Dr. Fatimah Kari holds a Bachelor’s degree from the National University of Malaysia (UKM), a Master of Economics from the University of Leicester, UK and a PhD (Economics) from Mississippi State University, United States. She has served as Deputy Dean of Undergraduate and Postgraduate, Director of the Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS) 2011-2014, and the Head of Department of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. She has published and presented many scholarly papers in the area of Environment and Poverty, Poverty Indexing and Environment and Growth. She has been a consultant to several consultancy projects sponsored by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and Economic Planning Unit, Prime Ministers Department, UNDP Malaysia, JCorp, and Ministry of Communication and Multimedia, Malaysia. Dr. Fatimah Kari has published in several index journal such as Energy Policy, Energy, Energy and Environment, Journal of Transportation, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Environmental Management and Journal of Development Studies.

Associate Professor Dr. Evelyn Shyamala Paul Devadason

ASSOCIATE FELLOW

Name                     : Associate Professor Dr. Evelyn Shyamala Paul Devadason
Education             : B.Ec (UM), M.SocSci (NUS), Ph.D. (UM)
Email                     : evelyns@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673721
CV                          : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/evelyns.html

Areas of Expertise : 

International Trade (Trade-Labour Links, Trade-Environment Issues, Production Fragmentation, Product Quality Changes), International Economics (Regional Issues in Asean, China, India, Eu, Latin America, Africa)

About the Researcher : 

Evelyn S. DEVADASON is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She received her Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Malaya in 2006 and M.Soc.Sci (Economics) from the National University of Singapore in 1992, respectively. Her research focuses on international trade, with specific focus on production networks, trade–labour linkages, trade-environment issues, and regional integration issues. Her research work has seen print in international journals such as the World Development, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Social Indicators Research, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, The China Review, India Review, The Pacific Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of International Development, Asian Economic Journal, Global Economic Review, Singapore Economic Review and Asia Pacific Education Review. She has also been engaged in a number of international and local collaborative research projects, including the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions-Asian and Pacific Regional Organization (ICFTU-APRO, Singapore), Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI, Japan), the Asian Development Bank (ADB, Manila), World Bank (WB, Washington DC), the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC, Kuala Lumpur), ERIA-UNCTAD (Economic Research Institute of East Asia – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Jakarta) and the Open Economy and Trade Research Centre of Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce (People’s Republic of China).

Dr. Kuppusamy Singaravelloo

ASSOCIATE FELLOW

Name                     : Dr. Kuppusamy Singaravelloo
Education             : B.Sc (UM), MPA (UM), Ph.D. (UPM)
Email                     : kuppusamy_s@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673678
CV                          : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/kuppusamy_s.html

Areas of Expertise : 

Local Government Management and Finance Public Enterprises Privatisation

Dr. Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

ASSOCIATE FELLOW

Name                     : Dr. Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada
Education             : B.Ec (San Carlos), MA (Otaru), Ph.D. (UM)
Email                     : marioruiz@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673728
CV                          : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/marioruiz.html
Publications         : Links to publications

Areas of Expertise : 

Policy Modeling, Econographicology, Econophysics, Economic Modeling, Economic Design

About the Researcher : 

Dr. Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Guatemalan) holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Malaya. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Economics and Administration at the University of Malaya, which he joined in April 2002. Prior to joining the University of Malaya, he is a tenured senior lecturer at Universidad de San Carlos of Guatemala. His main research areas are policy modelling, Econographicology, International Trade, and Development Economics. His research, which has been published extensively in journals such as Journal of Policy Modelling, Disasters, Quality & Quantity, Singapore Economic Review, Futures and Contemporary Economics, revolves around policy-oriented topics relevant for Asia’s long-term development, including policy modelling, natural disasters evaluation, and Asia’s Food Security.

Dr. Muhammad Mehedi Masud

ASSOCIATE FELLOW

Name                     : Dr. Muhammad Mehedi Masud
Education             : B.HSci (UIAM), MM (UIAM), Ph.D. (UM)
Email                     : mehedi@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673630
CV                          : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/mehedi.html

Areas of Expertise : 

Environmental Economics (Community Development and Livelihood, Poverty, Environment and Sustainable Development, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecotourism Development, Climate Change Adaptation, Social Mobility)

Professor Datuk Dr. Hj Kasim Hj Md Mansur (2)

ASSOCIATE FELLOW

Name                    : Professor Datuk Dr. Hj Kasim Hj Md Mansur
Education             : B.Ec (Indiana State), M.Ec (Indiana State), Ph.D. in Economics (University of Wisconsin)
Email                     : kmansur@ums.edu.my
Contact no.          : (+6088)321409
CV                          : CV_Professor Datuk Dr. Hj Kasim Hj Md Mansur

Areas of Expertise : 

Economic Development, Labor Economics, Poverty, Human Resource Development, Rural and Urban Development, Labor Productivity, Micro and Macro Economics

About the Researcher : 

Prof. Datuk Dr Kasim Hj Md Mansur was born at Kg Rampayan Menggatal, Kota Kinabalu on 26 Mei 1961. Holder of Sabah State Government scholarship for his First Degree at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. He obtained his Bachelor (1984) and Master’s degree in Economics (1986) from the same university. In 1995 he was awarded and offered by Malaysian Federal Government Scholarship to do his PhD in Economics at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He graduated with PhD (Economic Development and Labor Economics) in 2000. In the past 16 years Prof Kasim has been invited and participated in both national, regional and international conferences and seminars: He has also been appointed as a visiting professor to the following Universities:
1. HeBei Normal University. Since 2005 – present. Topic: Malaysian Economy
2. University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing. April 2005 – present.
3. Petro-Chemical Institute Beijing, April 2012. Topic: Malaysian Economy
4. Beihang University Beijing, April 2012. Topic: Malaysian Economy
5. Guizhou University, Guiyang, China – Fellow (2016 for 3 years)
6. Wako University, Tokyo, Japan, Since 2004 – Present
7. NIDA, Bangkok, Thailand (2016 – Present)

Prof Kasim also actively involved in extracurricular activities mainly for university students in the nation as well as within ASEAN, Asia and international. He assumed as the president of Malaysian University Sport Council (MASUM) (2011-2014). He was also the President of ASEAN University Sport Council (AUSC) since 2011 to 2014. He chaired the 16th ASEAN University Games (AUG) in Lao PDR with great success. He was awarded Cross of Friendship by the Laos PDR Government in 2014. In 2014, he was awarded as the Leadership in Sport at Malaysian University level.
In 2012 The Malaysian Government appointed Prof Kasim as Chief de Mission in the World University Games (WUG) which was held in Kazan, Russia. He was also appointed as Malaysian head of delegate to World Debate Competition in Manila in 2011, appointed twice as head of Malaysian delegates to World competition namely Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE / ENACTUS), in Berlin Germany (2009), and in Los Angles, United States (2011).

Professor Dr. Ken-Ichi Akao

ASSOCIATE FELLOW

Name                    : Professor Dr. Ken-Ichi Akao
Education             : Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University (for Undergraduate, Master and Doctoral Program)
Email                     : akao@waseda.jp
Contact no.          : +81(3)52861908
CV                          : http://www.f.waseda.jp/akao/KA/KenCV.pdf

Areas of Expertise : 

Environmental and Resource Economics, Economic Dynamics, Economic Theory

About the Researcher : 

Professor Ken-Ichi Akao is currently Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Waseda University, which he joined in April 2002. Prior to joining Waseda University, he was a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University; Visiting Scholar, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics; Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo. Professor Ken-Ichi Akao has a PhD in Economics from the Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University, and his main research fields are Environmental and Resource Economics, Economic Dynamics, and Economic Theory. His research, which has been published extensively in journals and books, revolves around policy-oriented topics relevant for Environmental and Resource Economics. Dr. Ken-Ichi Akao is also Chief Managing Editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies.

Dr. Asmak Ab Rahman

ASSOCIATE FELLOW

Name                    : Dr. Asmak Ab Rahman
Education             : BSy (Hons)(UM), MSy (UM), PhD (Islamic Economics)(UM)
Email                     : asmak@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79676042
CV                          : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/asmak.html

Areas of Expertise : 

Comparative Economic Development, Takaful, Islamic Banking, Islamic Economics, Economics of Waqf

About the Researcher : 

Dr. Asmak Ab Rahman is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Shariah and Economics, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya. Her areas of specialization are Comparative Economic Development focusing on Islamic Redistribution Mechanism, Islamic Economics and Economics of Waqf. She is an Exco Member of the Malaysian Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS). She also serves as a Member of the Shariah Committee for Hong Leong MSIG Takaful Berhad and AMMB Holdings Berhad.

Dr. Ahmad S. Sackor

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW

Name                    : Dr. Ahmad S. Sackor
Education             : LLB (Syar’iah)(IIUM), MCL (IIUM), PhD (Law)(IIUM)
Email                     : assackor@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673602
CV                          : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/assackor.html

Areas of Expertise : 

International Law, Sustainable Development, Islamic Law

Muhamad Hilmi Abdul Rahman

SOCIAL RESEARCH OFFICER

Name                     : Mr. Muhamad Hilmi Abdul Rahman
Education             : B.Ec (UM), MDS (UM)
Email                     : mhilmiar@um.edu.my
Contact no.          : +603-79673735

B M Hasanul Banna

PROJECT ASSISTANT

Name                     : Mr. B M Hasanul Banna
Education             : B.Ec (UIAM), Ph.D. in Finance and Banking (UM)(ongoing)
Email                     : bannaje@yahoo.com
Contact no.          : +603-79673695