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.

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Name                     : Dr. Ahmad Farid Osman
Education              : B.AppSc (USM), M.Sc (USM), Ph.D. (Monash)
Email                      : faridosman@um.edu.my
Contact no.           : +603-79673665
CV                           : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/faridosman.html

Areas of Expertise :

Data Analysis, Econometrics and Time Series Analysis

About the Deputy Director :

Currently serving as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. He obtained his Ph.D in Econometrics from Monash University, Australia in 2012. Prior to that he obtained Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics and Economics) and Master of Science (Statistics) from Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research works are mainly in the areas of Data Analysis, Econometrics and Time Series Forecasting.

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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

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

Research

Associate Professor Dr. Fatimah Kari

ASSOCIATE FELLOW

Name                     : Associate 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

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)

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