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The US-China trade conflict and its potential impacts on Malaysia: Have we benefited from...

Presentation by Calvin Cheng Date 4 October 2019 Time 3:00pm Venue Conference Room, ISIS Malaysia   This presentation will update and expand upon material from a recent ISIS Malaysia policy brief titled "The US-China trade war: has Malaysia benefited from shifts in US import demand?". The first part of this presentation will explore major events in the US-China trade conflict since early-2018 and then examine recent research in the academic literature on global trade wars and tariff conflicts. Next, using detailed US Census Bureau data at the HS-10 level, the main part of the presentation will investigate empirically analyse claims of trade 'diversion' into Malaysia and consider cross-country comparisons of US import 'diversion' among regional Asian exporters. Then, the presentation will look at MIDA and DOSM data on investment approvals and foreign direct investment to gauge the potential of investment 'diversion'. Finally, the presentation considers the potential policy implications of this analysis and offers concluding remarks. Download Presentation Slide (PDF)

Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from Malaysia

"Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from Malaysia Presented at the 5th Workshop for Asia Pacific Young Scholars, 3rd September 2019 at the China Institute of International Studies in Beijing, China." Download Presentation Slide (PDF)

Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH)

Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH), the national cash transfer program formerly known as BR1M, has undergone many changes since its introduction in 2012. In 2018, it was changed yet again, with a new benefit structure that took into account variations in household size. Its proponents argue that cash transfer programs have beneficial impacts on low-income household–while detractors argue that cash assistance discourages work, and that households should instead be self-reliant. But just how effective are cash transfer programs like BSH compared to other types of assistance? How can BSH be further improved? What is the role of BSH in the future of social welfare in Malaysia? Download Presentation Slide (PDF)

Outlook for the Global Economy in the Next Two Years

Paper presented by Firdaos Rosli and Calvin Cheng Download PDF

Strategies for Enhancing the Japan-ASEAN Economic Partnership

Paper presented by Dato’ Steven CM Wong at 35th Anniversary Conference of the Malaysian Association for American Studies (MAAS)

Making the BRI Work

Paper presented by Dwintha Maya Kartika at China-Malaysia Strategic Cooperation Forum, 4 September 2018, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.
Marine Plastic Pollution and Fisheries: Making sense of the environmental issue and implications

Marine Plastic Pollution and Fisheries: Making sense of the environmental issue and implications

Joint commentaries and presented by Ainun Jaabi, 15 December 2017

Investments in Agribusiness Value Chains and Trading Networks: From Rhetoric to Reality (Yesterday, Today,...

Paper presented by Dr Larry Wong at the 16th Asia Pacific Agricultural Policy Forum, 31 Aug - 1 Sept 2017, Seoul, Korea.

Does Democracy Have a Future?

Paper presented by Dr Abdul Wahed Jalal Nori at the Third International Conference on Elections & Democracy in Malaysia, 19-20 April 2017, Kuching, Sarawak.