Research & Publications

1. Globalization and Chronic Poverty in Southeast Asia’s Cities
Sub-Programme : Health and Chronic Poverty
Funding : University of Malaya Research Grant (UMRG)
Duration : April 2016 – April 2018
Co-Researcher : Dr. Ahmad Farid Osman

2. Application of the Extended Theory of Planned Behavior for the Intention to Purchase Life Insurance: Evidence from Malaysia
Funding : CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG)
Duration : July 2017 – July 2018
PI : Dr. Muhammad Mehedi Masud

3. Creating Sustainable Value in Southeast Asia: The Role of Microfinance
Funding : CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG)
Duration : July 2017 – July 2018
PI : Dr. Md. Mahfuzur Rahman

4. Labour Demand and Export-Oriented Industrialization in Malaysia
Funding : CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG)
Duration : July 2017 – July 2018
PI : Associate Professor Dr. Evelyn S. Devadason

5. Household Debt and Loan Default: A Case Study of Malaysia Urban Population
Funding : CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG)
Duration : July 2017 – July 2018
PI : Dr. Ahmad Farid Osman

6. Income Inequality and Poverty in Malaysia
Funding : CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG)
Duration : July 2017 – January 2018
PI : Dr. Tey Nai Peng

7. Investigating the Effectiveness of Compulsory Medical insurance Policy in Promoting Healthcare among Foreign Workers in Malaysia
Funding : CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG)
Duration : July 2017 – July 2018
PI : Dr. Muzalwana Abdul Talib@Abdul Mutalib

8. Border Security in the State of Sabah: Impacts and Challenges
Funding : CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG)
Duration : August 2017 – August 2018
PI : Associate Professor Dr. Rohana Jani

9. (Re) thinking of Poverty Alleviation among Iban Community in Sarawak by using Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)
Funding : CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG)
Duration : August 2017 – August 2018
PI : Dr. Peter Aning Tedong

10. Measuring Multi-Dimensional Poverty Among Selected Urban and Poor Households: Measuring Beyond Income
Funding : CPDS Research Grant (CPDSRG)
Duration : September 2017 – September 2018
PI : Professor Dr. Fatimah Kari

11. Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia (CRISEA)
Funding : European Commission (Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme)
Duration : November 2017 – November 2020
PI : Professor Dr. Edmund Terence

12. Global Poverty & Inequality Dynamics Research Network (Poverty & Inclusive Growth)
Funding : Economic & Social Research Council, ESRC
Duration : 2017
PI : Dr. Shamsulbahriah Ku Ahmad


1. Adaptation Barriers and Strategies Towards Climate Change: Challenges in The Agricultural Sector
Masud, M.M., Azam, M.N., Mohiuddin, M., Banna, H., Akhtar, R., Alam, A.S.A.F., Begum, H.
Journal of Cleaner Production, 156 (2017): 698-706

2. Globalization and Terrorism: An Overview
Khan, A. and Ruiz Estrada, M.A. 2017
Quality & Quantity Journal, 51(4): 1811-1819

3. Hydrological Hazard Assessment: THE 2014-15 Malaysia Floods
Ruiz Estrada, M.A., Koutronas, E., Tahir, M., Mansor, N. (2017)
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 24(1): 264-270

4. Revisiting The Phillips Curve: Visualization from a Multidimensional Graphical Perspective
Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada, Su-Fei Yap, Noor Azina Binti Ismail
Contemporary Economics, 11(1): 67-90

5. Gender, Citizenship and Health-Related Quality of Life: An Overall Perspective from Malaysia
Makmor Tumin, Ahmad Farid Osman, Nurhidayah Abdullah and Sook Lu Yong (2017)
International e-Journal of Science, Medicine & Education, 11(2): 14-23


1. Do Pro-Poor Schools Reach Out to the Poor? Location Choice of BRAC and ROSC Schools in Bangladesh
Asadullah, M. Niaz
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10326

2. Working for Welfare: Inequality and Shared Vulnerability among the Malaysian Middle Classes
Shamsulbahriah K.A. Rodrigo
Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 53 (1): 9-31, 2016

3. The Effect of Formal Banks on Household Income and Poverty in Bangladesh
Md. Kabir Ahmed, M. Niaz Asadullah, Uma Kambhampati
Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 53(2): 173–193, 2016

4. Poverty within watershed and environmentally protected areas: the case of the indigenous community in Peninsular Malaysia
Kari, F. B., Masud, M. M., Yahaya, S. R. B., & Saifullah, M. K. (2016)
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 188(3): 1-14

5. Livelihood Assets and Vulnerability Context of Marine Park Community Development in Malaysia
Masud, M. M., Kari, F., Yahaya, S. R. B., & Al-Amin, A. Q. (2016)
Social Indicators Research, 125(3): 771-792

6. Household’s perception of water pollution and its economic impact on human health in Malaysia
Afroz, R., Banna, H., Masud, M. M., Akhtar, R., & Yahaya, S. R. (2016)
Desalination and Water Treatment, 57(1): 115-123.

7. Climate change issue and theory of planned behaviour: relationship by empirical evidence
Masud, M. M., Al-Amin, A. Q., Junsheng, H., Ahmed, F., Yahaya, S. R., Akhtar, R., & Banna, H. (2016)
Journal of Cleaner Production, 113: 613-623

8. Clinical Labor: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy
Por Heong Hong
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal

9. Child marriage law and freedom of choice in Bangladesh
Asadullah M.N., Wahhaj, Z.
Economic and Political Weekly, 51(3): 24-26


1. Exploring factors influencing farmers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for a planned adaptation programme to address climatic issues in agricultural sectors
Ahmed, A., Masud, M. M., Al-Amin, A. Q., Yahaya, S. R. B., Rahman, M., & Akhtar, R. (2015)
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(12): 9494-9504

2. Cultural adaptation and psychometric assessment of Pain Catastrophizing Scale among young healthy Malay-speaking adults in military settings
F. H. Mohd Din, Victor C. W. Hoe, C. K. Chan, M. A. Muslan
Quality of Life Research, 24(5): 1275–1280

3. The dissonance between schooling and learning: Evidence from rural Bangladesh
Asadullah, M.N., Chaudhury, N.
Comparative Education Review, 59(3): 447-472

4. Universal Health Care? (Un)documented Migrants in Southeast Asia
Chan CK (2015)
Health and Human Rights Journal, November 2015


1. Impact of residents’ livelihoods on attitudes towards environmental conservation behaviour: An empirical investigation of Tioman Island Marine Park area, Malaysia
Masud, M. M., Kari, F. B., Yahaya, S. R. B., & Al-Amin, A. Q. (2014)
Ocean & Coastal Management, 93: 7-14

2. Traditional knowledge of Orang Asli concerning forest in Peninsular Malaysia
Fatimah Kari, Roozbeh Kardooni, Siti Rohani Yahaya & Siti Hajar Yusup
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 13(2): 283-291

3. Poverty evaluation in the Malaysian Fishery Community
Solaymani, S., Kari, F. (2014)
Ocean & Coastal Management, 95: 165-175

4. Impacts of energy subsidy reform on the Malaysian economy and transportation sector
Saeed Solaymani, Fatimah Kari
Energy Policy, 70: 115-125

5. Evaluating the Role of Subsidy Reform in Addressing Poverty Levels in Malaysia: A CGE Poverty Framework
Saeed Solaymani, Fatimah Kari & Roza Hazly Zakaria (2014)
The Journal of Development Studies, 50(4): 556-569


1. Exploring the Spatial Dimensions of Rural Development Models in Malaysia 1957-2007
L.J. Fredericks
Institutions and Economies, 4(1): 47-62