Calvin Cheng is a Researcher in the Economics, Trade and Regional Integration (ETRI) division. His primary research interests include economic growth and development, trade, and social assistance. Some of Calvin’s recent work has focused on the effects of the US-China trade conflict on the region as well on the policy design of cash transfer programs, including Malaysia’s BSH/BR1M program. He holds a degree in Economics with a focus on Economics and Econometrics from Monash University in Clayton. Prior to joining ISIS Malaysia, Calvin was an economics analyst at a private sector investment firm.