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Wing Leong Teo

Associate Professor; Head of School of Economics (UNM), Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Wing Leong Teo joins the School of Economics, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus as an Associate Professor in July 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 2006. Prior to joining UNM, he has taught at the National Taiwan University. His research interests include macroeconomics, international finance and monetary economics. Wing Leong has been an academic visitor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the City University of Hong Kong, as well as a consultant for the Central Bank of China (Taiwan). He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM) and a research fellow and the Malaysia Coordinator for the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP). He has assumed the role of Head of School of Economics at the University of Nottingham Malaysia since February 2014 and has been appointed as a "reference expert" for the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Finance and Economy since November 2023.

Teaching Summary

Wing Leong has taught World Economy, Monetary Economics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Theory, Financial Economics and Advanced Financial Economics at the UNM. He also had experience… read more

Research Summary

Wing Leong's research interest spans macroeconomics, international finance and monetary economics. Most of his research involves the use of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models to… read more

Selected Publications

Column articles

My bi-weekly column articles (in Chinese) in Sinchew Daily, a Chinese language newspaper in Malaysia: https://www.sinchew.com.my/column/node_7249.html

Panel discussions and interviews

119. Video interview with Phoenix TV, a Hong Kong based mandarin TV station, on Forest City Malaysia, aired on 6 February 2024. Clip from the interview can be found here.

118. Phone interview with Sinchew Daily, a Chinese language newspaper, on Malaysia's December 2023 inflation rate, published on 23 January 2023. The newspaper articles can be found here.

117. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on declining inflation rate in Malaysia, aired on 18 January 2024. Clip from the interview can be found here.

116. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the prospects of the Malaysian econonmy in 2024, aired on 17 January 2024. Clip from the interview can be found here.

115. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on black swams and grey rhinos for 2024, aired on 16 January 2024. Clip from the interview can be found here.

114. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the economic rivalries between US and China, aired on 7 and 8 December 2023. Clips from the interview can be found here and here.

113. Video interview with CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on the effect of late marriage and increased divorce rate on the economy, aired on 4 December 2023. The recording can be found here.

112. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on Malaysia's moratorium on new steel production license, published on 15 November 2023. The newspaper articles can be found here.

111. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on US and Malaysia central banks' interest rate decisions, aired on 2 November 2023 Clips from the interview can be found here.

110. Live online interview with 8TV, a Mandarin TV station, on US and Malaysia central banks' interest rate decisions, aired on 2 November 2023. The video recording can be found here.

109. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on Ringgit depreciation, aired on 24 October 2023. Clips from the interview can be found here.

108. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on Malaysia's September 2023 export performance, published on 19 October 2023. The newspaper articles can be found here.

107. Live interview with Pocketimes, a Mandarin news portal, on Budget 2024, aired on 13 October 2023. The video recording can be found here.

106. Live interview with AiFM, a Mandarin radio station, on Budget 2024, aired on 13 October 2023. The video recording can be found here.

105. Live online interview with 8TV, a Mandarin TV station, on what to look forward in Budget 2024,aired on 21 September 2023. The video recording can be found here.

104. Phone interview with AiFM, a Mandarin radio station, on the proposed Salary Advertisement Act, aired on 5 September, 2023.

103. Live online interview with Caijin, an online Mandarin radio station, on the challenges of Anwar government, aired on 22 August, 2023. The audio recording can be found here.

102. Live interview with AiFM, a Mandarin radio station, on Malaysia's retirement saving system, aired on 22 July, 2023. The video recording can be found here and the newspaper report can be found here.

101. Phone interview with Sinchew Daily, a Chinese language newspaper, on Malaysia's export performance, published on 8 June 2023. The newspaper articles can be found here.

100. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on Malaysia's export performance, published on 8 June 2023. The newspaper articles can be found here.

99. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on e-hailing industry, published on 1 July 2023. The newspaper articles can be found here.

98. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on subsidy rationalisation, published on 8 June 2023. The newspaper articles can be found here.

97. Live interview with 'Niaga Spotlight', a English TV programme, on the issue of US government debt ceiling, aired on 19 May 2023. Clips from the interview can be found here.

96. Online interview with 'Pocketimes', a Mandarin news portal, on the Malaysian central bank raising the interest rate, published on 11 May 2023. Clips from the interview can be found here.

95. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on the issue of retirement savings, published on 10 and 12 May 2023. The newspaper articles can be found here and here.

94. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the rise of RMB in China's trade, aired on 30 April 2023. Clips from the interview can be found here.

93. Interview with Astro's Prime Talk Closeup, on Malaysia's brain drain, aired on 25 March and 1 April 2023.

92. Live interview with AiFM, a Mandarin radio station, on pre-budget 2023 expectations, aired on 24 Feb 2023. The video recording can be found here.

91. Online interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on subsidy rationalisation, published on 23 February 2023. The newspaper article can be found here.

90. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on prospects of Malaysian economy in 2023 part 2, aired on 18 January 2023. Clips from the interview can be found here.

89. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on prospects of Malaysian economy in 2023, aired on 16 January 2023. Clips from the interview can be found here.

88. Interview with CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on how Malaysia should reform its economy, aired on 10 January 2023. The recording can be found here.

87. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on the economic impacts of a hung parliament, published on 22 November 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

86. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on the challenge of the sandwich generation, published on 18 November 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

85. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on extreme poverty in Malaysia, published on 20 October 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

84. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on Budget 2023, aired on 8 October 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

83. Phone interview with Asia Television Southeast Asia News, a Chinese language news outlet, on Budget 2023, published on 8 October 2022. The online articles can be found here and here

82. Live commentary on Budget 2023, hosted by CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on 7 October 2022. Clips from the live event can be found here.

81. Pre-Budget 2023 commentary, published between 28 September and 4 October on a number of media outlets, including The Sun, Utusan, MalaysiaKini, Nanyang Siang Pau, Malaysian Reserve etc.

80. Email interview with Business Times, an English language business magazine from Singapore, on Ringgit depreciation, published on 3 October 2022.

79. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on Ringgit depreciation past 1 USD to 4.6, published on 22 September 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

78. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the impacts of Federal Reserve raising interest rate on exchange rates, aired on 14 September 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

77. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on Ringgit depreciation past 1 USD to 4.5, published on 7 September 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

76. Whatsapp interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on whether Malaysia will experience bankruptcy like Sri Lanka, published on 29 August 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

75. Interview with Money Matters, a Mandarin financial and economic programme on 8TV, on the effects of the upcoming general election on the Malaysian economy, aired on 19 August 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

74. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on Ringgit depreciation, published on 18 August 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

73. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on Malaysia's 2022 second quarter GDP, aired on 12 August 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

72. Phone interview with Aifm, a Mandarin radio station, on how to reform the subsidy system in Malaysia, aired on 19 July 2022.

71. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on whether One Belt One Road is a debt trap, aired on 16 July 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

70. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the propsect of Trans-Asian Railway, aired on 15 July 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

69. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on whether Malaysia will experience bankruptcy like Sri Lanka, aired on 10 July 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

68. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on subsidy in Malaysia, aired on 9 July 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

67. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on the implications of Federal Reserve raising interest rate, published on 17 June 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

66. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on Malaysia's growth challenges, published on 29 May 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

65. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the effects of raising minimum wage on inflation rate, aired on 27 May 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

64. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the rising rate of inflation in Malaysia, aired on 26 May 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

63. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the impacts of Bank Negara Malaysia raising interest rate, aired on 12 May 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

62. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the impacts of Federal Reserve raising interest rate, aired on 5 May 2022. Clips from the interview can be found here.

61. Phone interview with Aifm, a Mandarin radio station, on the prospects of global recession, aired on 3 May 2022.

60. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on Johor Bahru - Singapore Rapid Transit System, published on 4 April 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

59. Live panel discussion with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on the effects of rising inflation rate, published on 22 January 2022. The newspaper article can be found here.

58. Phone interview with Aifm, a Mandarin radio station, on Employees Provident Fund's account holders' inadequate retirement savings, aired on 30 November 2021.

57. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on the prospect of reintroduction of GST, published on 22 November 2021. The newspaper article can be found here.

56. Phone interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese language newspaper, on Malaysia's third quarter GDP, published on 12 November 2021. The newspaper article can be found here.

55. Live panel discussion on Budget 2022, hosted by CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on 6 November 2021. Clips from the live event can be found here.

54. Video interview with Astro Mandarin News, on the issue of insufficient retirement savings among EPF members, aired on 3 November 2021. Clips from the interview can be found here.

53. Phone interview with Sinchew Daily, a Chinese language newspaper, on Budget 2022, published on 1 November 2021. The newspaper article can be found here.

52. Live online panel discussion on Budget 2022, hosted by 'Pocketimes', a Mandarin news portal, on 29 October 2021. Clips from the live event can be found here.

51. Live telephone interview on Budget 2022, hosted by 'AiFM', a Mandarin radio station, on 29 October 2021. Clips from the live event can be found here.

50. Live interview with CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on Malaysia's pre-budget announcement, aired on 3 Septemeber 2021. The recording can be found here

49. Live interview with CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on Malaysia's 2021 Economic Performance, aired on 19 August 2021. The recording can be found here.

48. Video interveiw with Astro Awani, a TV channel, on Nottingham-World Bank Economics Essay Competition 2021, aired on 1 July 2021. The recording can be found here.

47. Phone interview with Sinchew Daily, a Chinese language newspaper, on the effect of MCO 3.0 on the Malaysian economy, published on 7 May 2021. The newspaper article can be found here.

46. Phone interview with CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on the effect of MCO 3.0 on the Malaysian economy, aired on 6 May 2021. The recording can be found here.

45. Phone interview with Aifm, a Mandarin radio station, on the government using fund from the National Trust Fund, aired on 29 April 2021.

44. Phone interview with CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on the salary of Malaysian graduates, aired on 6 April 2021. The recording can be found here.

43. Phone interview with Aifm, a Mandarin radio station, on Malaysia's economic stimulus programme, aired on 19 March 2021.

42. Live interview with CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on the effect of Fitch downgrading of Malaysia's sovereign credit rating, aired on 15 December 2020. The recording can be found here.

41. Panel discussion on a radio and FB live economic forum, organized by CITPYPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on Budget 2021, aired on 10 November 2020. Link to the recording can be found here.

40. Phone interview with Oriental Daily, a Chinese language newspaper, on comments about Budget 2021, published on 9 November 2020. The newspaper article can be found here.

39. Phone interview with Sinchew Daily, a Chinese language newspaper, on expectations about Budget 2021, published on 2 November 2020. The newspaper article can be found here.

38. Panel discussion on 'What Say You' a Mandarin live talk show on TV2, aired on 8 November 2020, on Budget 2021. Link to the recording can be found here.

37. Live interview on 8TV Mandarin News, aired on 6 November 2020, with commentaries about Budget 2021. Link to the recording can be found here.

36. Phone interview with CITYPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on expectations on health care spending in Malaysia's Budget 2021, aired on 28 October 2020. Link to the recording can be found here.

35. Live interview on the effects of Covid-19 bills proposed in parliament, hosted by CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on 19 August, 2020. Clips from the live event can be found here.

34. Live interview on unemployed and youth, hosted by CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on 17 July, 2020. Clips from the live event can be found here.

33. Phone interview with Aifm, a Mandarin radio station, on how cash handouts should be disbursed, aired on 8 July 2020.

32. Panel discussion on the effects of Covid-19 on the Malaysian Economy, hosted by CityPlus FM, a Mandarin radio station, on 16 May, 2020. Clips from the live event can be found here.

31. Live interview on the effects of Covid-19 on the Malaysian Economy, hosted by 'Pocketimes', a Mandarin news portal, on 14 May 2020. Clips from the live event can be found here.

See the link here for the list of panel discussions and interviews before 2020.

Wing Leong has taught World Economy, Monetary Economics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Theory, Financial Economics and Advanced Financial Economics at the UNM. He also had experience teaching Intermediate Macroeconomics, International Finance (undergraduate and post-graduate) and Macroeconomic Theory (post-graduate) in both English and Chinese at the National Taiwan University.

Current Research

Wing Leong's research interest spans macroeconomics, international finance and monetary economics. Most of his research involves the use of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models to evaluate the nature of business cycles, inflation dynamics, asset price dynamics, as well as the optimal design of monetary and fiscal policies in both closed economy and open economy settings. He has published in academic journals including European Economic Review, Journal of International Money and Finance and Regional Science and Urban Economics.

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