Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam

Deputy Head of School (Engagement and Impact), Associate Professor

Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics

santha.vaithilingam@monash.edu
603 5514 6390
Room 6-4-13

 

Dr Santha Vaithilingam is an Associate Professor and the Deputy Head of School (Engagement and Impact) for the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. She is also the Cluster Leader for Industry, Market and Social Analytics under the Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21) platform, which undertakes economic modelling and data analytics of the regional economies and industrial sectors in the Asia-Pacific region.

Her research interests are in developing econometric models to study innovation and sustainability of marginalized communities. These research areas are aligned to the national priority areas under Malaysia’s New Economic Model and Government Transformation Program. Her other areas of interest are in computable general equilibrium (CGE) and development and behavioural economics. She has published articles in international journals and has also presented in several national and international conferences and forums. Jointly working with the Centre of Policy Studies in Monash University Australia, she assisted The Ministry of Finance, Malaysia in the development of the Malaysian Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium model for macroeconomic and industrial policy formulation. Dr Santha is also supervising PhD students in the areas of behavioural economics and financial & technology policy formulation. She is also a panel member of the International Evaluation Panel for external research grants at Monash University Malaysia.

Dr Santha Vaithilingam has 30 years of experience in teaching and over the years integrated her research and policy work into her teaching.

Business Sentiment 2019/2020 media extracts

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Institution Multimedia University
Year awarded 2002
Master of Economics
Institution University Malaya
Year awarded 1994
Bachelor of Science
Institution University Malaya
Year awarded 1985

Professional Associations, Appointments and Memberships

Membership International Statistics Institute (ISI) Regional Statistics Conference
Role Scientific Program Committee member
Duration 2019 - Current
Membership International Statistics Institute (ISI)
Role Member
Duration 2019
Membership Malaysian Institute of Taxation
Role Chief Examiner for Business and Economics paper,
Duration 2004 - 2015
Membership Economic Bulletin
Role Editorial Board Member
Duration 2004 - 2012

Areas of Expertise

My current research focuses on developing econometric models to study innovation and sustainability of marginalized communities.  These research areas are aligned to national priority areas under Malaysia’s New Economic Model and Government Transformation Program.

1Applied Econometrics
2Behavioural Research 
3Development Economics

Teaching

Subject CodeSubject
ETW2410Introductory Econometrics
ETW3510Applied Econometrics Methods
BEX6100Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Research Reports

* Nair, M., Ahmed, P. Vaithilingam, S., Narayanan, P., Chan, A.W, Lee, D. and Yeng, Hong Qing (2019), “Business Sentiment 2018/2019: A Perspective from Malaysian Executives,” CPA (Australia) and Monash University Malaysia.
* Nair, M., Ahmed, P. Vaithilingam, S., Narayanan, (2019), “Compendium of Smart Manufacturing Policy and Regulatory Approaches in APEC (Policy Paper)
* Nair, M., Ahmed, P. Vaithilingam, S., Narayanan, P., Chan, A.W, Lee, D. and Yeng, Hong Qing (2018), “Business Sentiment 2017/2018: A Perspective from Malaysian Executives,” CPA (Australia) and Monash University Malaysia.
*Vaithilingam. S., Nair., M. Ahmed, Narayanan, P. (2017) Affordable Housing in Malaysia,” Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (REHDA) and Monash University Malaysia.
* Nair, M., Ahmed, P., Vaithilingam, S., Chan A.W. and Lee, D. (2017), A Study of the Malaysian Plastics Industry: Skills Need, Malaysian Plastics Manufacturing Association, and Monash University Malaysia.
* Nair, M., Ahmed, P. Vaithilingam, S., Narayanan, P., Chan, A.W, Lee, D. and Yeng, Hong Qing (2017), “Business Sentiment 2016/2017: A Perspective from Malaysian Executives,” CPA (Australia) and Monash University Malaysia.
* Nair, M., Ahmed, P. K., Vaithilingam, S., Chan A. W., Lee, D., Lee, C., and Afkar, Q. S., (201647), “A study on knowledge content in key economic sectors in Malaysia (MyKE III-Phase 2),” Monash University and Economic Planning Unit – Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia.
* Nair, M., Ahmed, P. K., Vaithilingam, S., Chan A. W., Lee, D., Lee, C., and Afkar, Q. S., (2016), “A study on knowledge content in key economic sectors in Malaysia (MyKE III-Phase 2),” Monash University and Economic Planning Unit – Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia.
* Nair, M., Ahmed, P. K., Vaithilingam, S., Chan A. W., Lee, D., Lee, C., and Afkar, Q. S., (2016), “A study on knowledge content in key economic sectors in Malaysia (MyKE III-Phase 1),” Monash University and Economic Planning Unit – Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia.

Book Chapters

* Puri, P., Sandhu, M., and Vaithilingam, S., (2018), Chapter 12: Air transport securities in Malaysia. In J. S. Szyliowicz and L. Zamparini (Eds.), Air Transport Security: Issues, Challenges and National Policies (pp. 199-230). Cheltenham, England: Edward Edgar Publishing Limited. [ISBN 9781786435200]
* Liew, E. J. Y., Vaithilingam, S., and Nair, M., (2014), Chapter 9: Social Network Technology and Socioeconomic Behaviour. In editor R. Ramasamy (ed.), ICT Strategic Review 2014/15: Breaching the new frontiers in the digital age (pp.208-232). Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: PIKOM and KMMM. [ISSN 9772180254009]
* Kuppusamy, K., and Vaithilingam, S., (2014), Capital markets: Islamic versus Conventional. In J. Sinnakkannu, M. Nair, and G. H. Y. Lee (Eds.), Islamic Business: Contemporary Issues and Economic Development (pp.87-124). Selangor, Malaysia: Lexis Nexis. [ISBN 9789674002312]
* Nair, M., and Vaithilingam, S., (2012), Chapter 13: Innovative use of ICT among urban-poor communities: challenges and opportunities. In R. Ramasamy (ed.), ICT Strategic Review 2012/13: Innovation for Digital Opportunities (pp. 181-191). Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: PIKOM and MOSTI. [ISSN 9772180254009]
* Guru, B. K., Vaithilingam, S., Ismail, N., and Prasad, R., (2001), Banking-Electronic Banking in Malaysia: A note on Evolution of Services and Consumer Reactions. In Electronic Banking: The Ultimate Guide to Business and Technology of online (pp. 135-149). New York, USA: Springler-Verlag New York Inc. [ISBN 10: 3528057548]

Scholarly Journals

* Ng. J.W. J., Vaithilingam S., and Jing M. C. (2019), “Determinants of Well-being for Developing and Developed Countries and their Role in Policy-making: A Panel Data Analysis”, Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies Vol. 56(1): pp. 85–105.
* Shmueli., G., Sarstedt., M., Joseph F. Hair, Cheah, J.H., Hiram T., Vaithilingam, S., Christian M. Ringle (2019), “Predictive model assessment in PLS-SEM: guidelines for using PLSpredict”, European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 53, Issue 11.
* Hwang, Li-Ann, Ng. J.W. J., Vaithilingam S. (2019), “Social Capital and Subjective Well-being: The Mediating role of social networking sites”, First Monday, Vo. No.10-7.
* Ng, J.W. J, Vaithilingam, S., and Rangel, G.J., (2017) "The Role of Life Satisfaction on Election Voting Preferences in Malaysia", Asian Journal of Social Science, Vol 45, pp. 149-175.
* Ng, J.W.J, Rangel, G.J., Vaithilingam, S., Pillay, S.S. (2015). “2013 Malaysian Elections: Ethnic Politics or Urban Wave?”, Journal of East Asian Studies.
* Ng, J.W.J, Rangel, G.J., Vaithilingam, S., Pillay, S.S. (2015). “The Authors Respond – Interpreting Ethnicity and Urbanization in Malaysia’s 2013 General Election”, Journal of East Asian Studies.
* Crosling, G, Nair, M and Vaithilingam, S (2015), Creative learning ecosystem and innovative capacity: a perspective from higher education, Studies in Higher Education, Volume 40, No.7, 1147-1163.
*Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M., and Thangaraju, T. (2015), “Managing money laundering in a digital economy”, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business. Volume 16, 1, 44-65.
* Liew, E.J.Y.L, Vaithilingam, S., and Nair, M. (2014), “Facebook and Socioeconomic Development in the Developing World,” Behaviour and Information Technology, Vol 33, Issue 4, pp.345-360.
*Vaithilingam, S.; Nair, M., and Krishnan Guru, B. (2013) “Do Trust and Security matter for the Development of M-Banking? Evidence from a Developing Country”, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business Volume 14 Issue 1, March 2013.
* Nair, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2013), “Leap-frogging the Urban-Poor to a High Income Economy: A Case Study From a Developing Country,” Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research, Volume 1, Number 2, 1-27.
*Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M. and Samudram M.,(2010) “Trade Liberalization, Financial Deepening and Economic Growth in a Large Developing Economy: The Case of India” Economic Bulletin, Vol 11, December.
*Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2009), “Mapping Global Money laundering Trends: Lessons for Pace Setters”, Research in International Business and Finance, Vol. 23 Issue 1.
* Samudram, M., Nair, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2009), “Keynes versus Wagner on Government Expenditures and Economic Development: The Case of a Developing Economy”, Empirical Economics, Vol. 36, Issue 3.
* Samudram, M., Nair, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2008), “Human Capital and Endogenous Growth in a developing Economy: Evidence from Malaysia (1970-2004)”, International Journal of Economic Research (IJER).
* Nair, M., Samudram, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2008), “Malaysian Money Demand Function Revisited: the ARDL Approach”, Journal of Asia Pacific Business, Vol. 9, Issue 2.
*Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2007), “The Factors Affecting the Pervasiveness of Money Laundering: Lessons for Developing Countries”, Journal of Money Laundering and Control, Vol. 10, Issue 3 (ISSN:1368-5201)
* Samudram, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2007), “Trade Liberalization and Financial Development: Malaysian Experience”, Economic Bulletin, Vol. 8, December.
* Nair, M.and Vaithilingam, S. (2006), “Modeling Malaysian Natural Rubber Supply Response Function Startegies and Policies to enhance Competitiveness, Journal of International Business and Economics (JIBE) (ISSN: 1544-8037).
*Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M. and Muthi Samudram (2006), “Key Drivers for Soundness of the Banking Sector: Lessons for Developing Countries”, Journal of Global Business and Technology (JGBAT), Vol. 2 No. 1 Spring. (ISSN: 1553-5495)..
*Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M. and Krishnan Guru, B. (2005), “Private Sector Financing on Economic Growth in Malaysia: Results from Bounds Test”, The Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Vol. V, No. II, 2005. ISSN: 1542-8710.
*Vaithilingam, S., Guru, B. K., and Shanmugam, B., (2003), “Bank Lending and Economic Growth in Malaysia”, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 5(1).

Conference and Seminar Presentation

* Selvarajah J., Nair, M., and Vaithilingam, S., (2018) “Does Microfinance Deepen Socioeconomic Wellbeing of Urban micro and small entrepreneurs? Evidence from a Developing Country” presented at the 26th EBES conference in Prague from 24 to 26 October, 2018.
* Selvarajah,J., Nair, M., and Vaithilingam S., (2015) “Behavioral Intention to Use Microfinance: A Developing Country Perspective” at 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modelling. The Conference for PLS users. June 17th and 18th, Seville Spain.
* Liew, E., Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2015), “Quality of Regulatory Governance and Affordability on Information Seeking Use and Economic Benefits of Facebook in a Developing Country," 11th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, 23-25 February 2015, University of Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA.
* Crosling, G., Nair, M., and Vaithilingam, S., (2015) “Access and Quality Education in the South East Asia Region” in the Global Access to Post-Secondary Education (GAPS) Forum (15th Jan 2015) at Sunway University. Joint presentation
* Chua, J.M., Ng, J.W.J., Vaithilingam, S., 2015, “Key Determinants of Happiness for Developing and Developed Countries: A Panel Data Analysis”. Proceedings of The International Statistical Institute Regional Statistics Conference 2015, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 16-19 November 2015.
* Wong, C. C., Vaithilingam, S., and Nair, M.(2013), “Attitudes of Different Segments of Consumers towards Mobile Advertising”, Paper accepted for publication at the International Academy of Management and Business (14th IAMB conference, January 21-23, 2013, Texas, USA.
* M. Nair, Vaithilingam, S. and Crosling, G. (2012), “Learning Environment for an Innovation-driven Economy”, paper presented at the International Congress on Innovation and Regional Economic Development at the University of Science and Technology of China on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2012 (Best Paper award)
* Selvarajah,J., Nair, M., Vaithilingam S., and Ng, Jason, (2012) “Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development of Marginalised Communities in ASEAN: An Exploratory Analysis”, paper presented at the International Congress on Innovation and Regional Economic Development at the University of Science and Technology of China.
* Wong, C.C., Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2011), “Adoption of Mobile Advertising: Empirical Evidence from a Malaysian Survey”, Paper accepted for publication at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS, May 23-25, 2011, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
*Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2006), “Key Drivers for the Soundness of the Banking Sector: Lessons for Developing Countries” Paper presented in the GBATA International Conference in Moscow, Russia, June 27-July 1,2006
*Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M. and Muthi Samudram (2006), “Key Drivers for Soundness of the Banking Sector: Lessons for Developing Countries”, Journal of Global Business and Technology (JGBAT), Vol. 2 No. 1 Spring. (ISSN: 1553-5495)..
*Vaithilingam, S., (2007), “Informational Value effect of Syariah Index Original Inclusions and Additions: Evidence form the Malaysia Stock Market”, 2nd IBS Ahmedabad International Conference on Management (IBSA-ICON 07).
*Vaithilingam, S., (2006), “The Association between Accruals and Cashflow Measures with Malaysian Firms’ Performances”, GBATA International Conference, Moscow, Russia, 27 June - 1 July
*Vaithilingam, S., (2005), “Evaluating the Productivity and Efficiency of Malaysian Commercial Banks”, GBATA International Conference, Lisbon/Leiria, Portugal, 12 - 16 July.
*Vaithilingam, S., Guru, B. K., and Shanmugam, B., (2003), “The Role of Commercial Banks in Economic Growth in Malaysia: Lessons for Islamic Bank”, International Islamic Banking Conference, Prato, Italy, 9-10 September.

External Industry Fund

Title Outlook Study: 10-10 Science Technology Innovation Ecosystem (STIE)
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair 
Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed
Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2020
Funding Body/Organisation Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
Title Roadmap for The National Agenda On Water Sector Transformation 2040
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair 
Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed
Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam
Professor Keshab Shrestha
Funding Period 2020
Funding Body/Organisation Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Office through Academy Science Malaysia (ASM)
Title An Impact Study of the Implementation of Research Universities (RU)
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair (PI)
Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed
Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2018/2019
Funding Body/Organisation Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
Title Develop GDP Forecasting Model
Investigators Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam (PI)
Professor Mahendhiran Nair
Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed
Dr Akram Hasanov,
Dr Prabahkaran Narayanan
Funding Period 2019-2021
Funding Body/Organisation RAM Sustainability Sdn Bhd
Title Business Sentiment: A Perspective from Malaysia Executives
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair (PI)
Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed
Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam
Dr. Au Wee Chan,
Dr. Prabahkaran Narayanan
Mr. Daniel Lee
Mr. Yeng Hong Qin
Funding Period 2020/2019/2018
Funding Body/Organisation CPA Australia
Title Business Sentiment: A Perspective from Malaysia Executives
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair (PI)
Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed
Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam
Dr Au Wee Chan
Dr. Prabahkaran Narayanan
Mr. Daniel Lee
Mr. Yeng Hong Qin
Funding Period 2017
Funding Body/Organisation CPA Australia
Title Business Sentiment: A Perspective from Malaysia Executives
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair (PI)
Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed
Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam
Dr. Au Wee Chan
Dr. Prabahkaran Narayanan
Mr. Daniel Lee
Mr. Yeng Hong Qin
Funding Period 2016
Funding Body/Organisation CPA Australia
Title Develop GDP Forecasting Model
Investigators Prof. Mahendhiran Nair
Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam (PI)
Dr. Prabahkaran Nair
Dr. Akram Hasanov
Funding Period 2017-2018
Funding Body/Organisation RAM Consultancy Service Sdn. Bhd.
Title Affordable Housing in Malaysia,” Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (REHDA) and Monash University Malaysia.
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam (PI)
Professor Mahendhiran Nair
Professor Pervaiz Ahmed
Funding Period 2017
Funding Body/Organisation Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA)
Title Commercial Development of Biomass Torrefied Pellet
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2017
Funding Body/Organisation MOSTI Techno Fund Grant
Title Skills needs of Malaysian Plastics Industry
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair
Professor Pervaiz Ahmed
Assoc. Professor Santha Vaithilingam
Dr. Au Wee Chan
Mr. Yeng Hong Qin
Funding Period 2016-2017
Funding Body/Organisation Malaysian Plastics manufacturers Association (MPMA)

External Competitive Grants

Title Smart Manufacturing in the APEC region
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair (PI)
Professor Pervaiz K Ahmed
Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam
Dr Au Wee Chan,
Dr Prabahkaran Narayanan
Mr Daniel Lee
Funding Period 2019/2018
Funding Body/Organisation Asia Pacific-Economic Corporation Secretariat
Title Knowledge Content in Key Economic Sectors in Malaysia: Phase 3 (MYKEIII)
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nai
Professor Pervaiz Ahmed
Professor Santha Vaithilingam
Dr. Teh Pei Li
Dr. Afkar Hilles
Dr. Au Wee Chan
Funding Period 2014-2016
Funding Body/Organisation Economic Planning Unit (EPU) – High Impact Research Project
Title National Innovation Ecosystem and Sustainable Development: Leap-frogging Strategies for Marginalized Communities
Investigators Prof. Mahendhiran Nair
Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2012-2012
Funding Body/Organisation Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE)
Title High Impact Research Project with the Malaysian Government - A Comparative-Static and Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model of Malaysia
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair
Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Centre for Policy Studies-Monash Australia
Funding Period 2008 – 2010
Funding Body/Organisation Ministry of Finance - High Impact Research Project

Internal Competitive Grants

Title Smart Sunway City Sustainable Project
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2016-2017
Funding Body/Organisation Monash Malaysia Sustainable Community Grants Scheme
Title Bandar Sunway “River of Sustainability” – Multidisciplinary Study
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2016-2017
Funding Body/Organisation Monash Malaysia Sustainable Community Grants Scheme
Title A Linux Learning Module (LLM) for Big Data Analysis and Bioinformatics
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2016
Funding Body/Organisation Monash Malaysia: Better Teaching Better Learning (BTBL), Education Grant
Title Sustainable ICT Development in 'Urban-Poor' Communities, The Malaysia case.
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2009 to Jun 2010
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Title High Impact Research Project with the Malaysian Government - A Comparative-Static and Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model of Malaysia
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair
Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Centre for Policy Studies-Monash Australia
Funding Period 2008 to 2010
Funding Body/Organisation Ministry of Finance Malaysia
Title Identification and Inference of Banking Sector Fragility: An Econometrics Analysis
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2008 – Dec 2008
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Title Assessment of the Financial Systems in ASEAN 5 Countries: A Longitudinal Study.
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2007 – Dec 2007
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Title Mobile Banking in Malaysia : Strategies and Policies to Enhance Greater Usage of New Technology
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2006 – Dec 2006
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Title Risk and Market Segmentation in the Returns of Financial Intermediaries in Malaysia
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2005 – Dec 2005
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia

Current Supervision

Student Siew Sim Chuah, Joyce
Title Retirement readiness in Malayisa: Challenges and Opportunities, PhD
Student Angelica Lim Kum Yee
Title A framework for the adoption of BDA in Malaysian Manufacturing SMEs, PhD
Student Kimberly Soh Sui Ling
Title The Role of Design Thinking Orientation in Strengthening Dynamic Capabilities, PhD
Student Nazirul Hazim A. Khalim
Title Hunting Unicorns in the Magic Forest: Innovation and Dynamic Capabilities of Start-ups, PhD
Student Chun Min Soo
Title Key drivers for Gross National Happiness: the perspective of Malaysia PhD
Student Li-Ann Hwang
Title The Role of ICT in enhancing the education development of children from marginalized communities, PhD

Completed PhD Supervision

Student Jie Ying Ewilly, Liew
Title Social Network Technology, Dynamic Capability and Creative Learning, PhD
Awarding University Monash University
Student Jeyanthi Thuraisingham
Title Efficacy of microfinance schemes in enhancing economic wealth of marginalized communities in a developing country: the case of Malaysia
Awarding University Monash University
Student N. Suppiah, Visvalingam
Title An Empirical Examination of Selected Factors Influencing Tacit Knowledge Sharing Behaviour in Organizations, PhD
Awarding University Monash University
Student Chin Chin, Wong
Title An Empirical Study of Consumers’ Perspectives on Mobile Advertising in an Emerging Market, PhD
Awarding University Monash University
Student Li-Ann Hwang
Title The Role of ICT in enhancing the education development of children from marginalized communities, PhD
Awarding University Monash University

Completed Hons Supervision

Student Eshan Chrysanthus Siriwardena
Title Innovation Capabilities and Econometrics
Awarding University Monash University
Student Hwang Li-Ann
Title Social Ties and Subjective Well-Being of University Students: The Role of Social Network Sites (BBusCom, Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Nursultan Zhamgyrchiev
Title Personal & Social factors that Influence entrepreneurial intention and Orientation among University Students, (BBusCom, Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Chua Jing Moon
Title The Key Determinants of Happiness: A Panel Data Approach (BBusCom Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Priyanka Puri
Title Post Air Travel Tragedies: Factors Influencing Malaysia Airlines Brand Image and Behavioral Intention, (BBusCom Honours
Awarding University Monash University
Student Jie Ying Ewilly, Liew
Title Key Drivers of Social Network Services Adoption in a Developing Country: The case of facebook in Malaysia: (BBusCom Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Lim Xi Roa
Title Performance of Initial Public Offerings in Malaysia, (BBusCom Honours), 2008
Awarding University Monash University
Student Yap Seong Yu
Title Adoption of Mobile Banking in the Klang Valley, BBusCom Honours, 2006
Awarding University Monash University

Local Award

Award Name Finalist (Outstanding, sustained teaching excellent), Private Education Excellence Awards
Awarding Body Koperasi Pendidikan Swasta Malaysia Berhad (Private Education Co-Operative Of Malaysia)
Year of award 2019
Project Title NA
Award Name Jeffrey Cheah Travel Grant for Southeast Asia Studies at Harvard University
Awarding Body The Jeffrey Cheah Institute on (JCI) Southeast Asia
Year of award 2015
Project Title Smart Learning Ecosystem to Leap-Frog to an Innovation-Driven and High Income Economy
Award Name Commendation from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) for Teaching
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award 2011
Project Title NA
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award for Research
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award 2010
Project Title MOF Project
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence (Teaching)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award 2009
Project Title Customization of Curriculum
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence (Research)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award 2009
Project Title Decomposing the Malaysian Aggregate Shocks Using the Bayesian State-Space Based Approach
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence (Teaching)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award 2008
Project Title Display of leadership and quality control of sessional staff through induction program and peer review

Events, Workshops & Trainings organized and/or conducted

* [2020] GDP Forecasting workshop (Jointly with Professor Mahendhiran Nair and Dr Akram Hasanov)
* [2020] “Graduate Research Seminar: How to Identify A Research Question” by Prof Marko, University of Magdeburg
* [2019] Internal Workshop on Introduction of Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) Workshop
* [2019] Mixed Methods Research Workshop by Prof Viswanath Venkatesh, University of Arkansas
* [2019] “High Dimension Time Series & “Am I a Data Scientist” Workshop (2019) by Prof Rob Hydman, Head of Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, Monash University Australia
* [2019] Graduate Research Workshop: Advanced Issues In Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) by Prof Marko, University of Magdeburg
* [2019] “Short-And-Long Term Effects of Nonconsciously Processed Ambient Scents In A Servicescope Findings from Two Field Experiments” Research Seminar by Prof Marko, University of Magdeburg
* [2018] “Power of Statistics for Decision Makers: Patterns, Prediction and Prescriptive Analytics” Research Method Workshop. (Jointly with Prof Mahendhiran Nair and Dr Akram Hasanov)/
* [2018] R-Studio Workshop
* [2018] Two Day Time Series Econometrics: Unit Roots, Integration & Structural Breaks Workshop
* [2018] Multivariate Data Analysis workshop
* [2018] Introduction to R workshop
* [2016] Research Method Workshop by Prof Viswanath Venkatesh, University of Arkansas
* [2014 - 2015] Theory Development workshop 2014 by Prof Viswanath Venkatesh, University of Arkansas
* [2014] International Workshop on Mathematical Modelling for Application on “Big Data and the Power of Statistics for Decision Makers: Patterns, Predictions and Prescriptive Analytics”, Academy Sciences Malaysia. (Jointly with Prof Mahendhiran Nair, Dr Akram Hasanov, Dr Jason Ng and Ms Elsa Phung)
* [2009 - 2010] Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Training Programs at Ministry of Finance. (jointly with Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Monash University Australia)

Invited:

*[2019] Session Chair, Contributed Paper Sessions of International Statistical Institute World Statistics Congress (ISI WSC)
*[2019] Panel Member, “First Step to Injection Moulding 4.0, Graduation Ceremony” by Malaysian Plastic Manufacturer Association (MPMA)
*[2019] Moderator, "Trailblazing Research @ Monash University Malaysia”
*[2018] Facilitator and Presenter, Newton Research Link Workshop
*[2018] Local Programme Committee (LPC) Member, International Statistical Institute World Congress (ISI WSC) 2019.
*[2018] Panel Discussant, “Clarity Not Confusion Leading Business Direction” at the “Fourth Leap 2018 Conference.
*[2017] Speaker, Statistical Methods Workshop – “Statistics in Public Policy”, The Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC)
*[2017] Panel Speaker, Digital transformation & Talent at the Global Business Services Forum 2017
*[2017] Facilitator, Power Statistics for Decision Makers: Patterns, Prediction and Prescriptive Analytics Workshop
*[2014] Moderator, National Hindu Conference on Women Empowerment