School of Economics



I am a PhD student, specializing in financial economics and macroeconomics. Prior to joining the school, I served as an economist at the Central Bank of Malaysia. My role at the central bank varied between economic surveillance and forecasting, with occasional economic research (mainly in the public policy realm as well as creating and refining forecast models).

I hold a MSc and BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

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Teaching Summary

I teach tutorials for various undergraduate modules.

Research Summary

My research interests lie in financial economics and macroeconomics. I have 3 topics to my thesis:

1) The Causal Effects of the Darker Side of Financial Development

2) Cost of Collateral in a Firm Dynamics Model

3) Tax Policy, Entrepreneurship and Financial Frictions

Past Research

University of Nottingham, UK

CEPR Discussion Paper: The Causal Effect of the Darker Side of Financial Development, co-authored with Rodolphe Desbordes and Markus Eberhardt

Central Bank of Malaysia

Determining the Drivers of Crude Oil, LNG and Crude Palm Oil Prices

The Malaysian Experience in Diversifying Manufacturing (BNM Conference Paper, co-authored with Mohamed Rizwan and Kevin Wong)

University of Nottingham, Malaysian Campus

Skilled Emigration and Exchange Rates, Theory and Empirics (Working Paper in IDE-JETRO, co-authored with Dr Saumik Paul and Dr Alice Ouyang)

School of Economics

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