Dr Jason Ng Wei Jian

Deputy Director (Undergraduate Studies)

Senior Lecturer

Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics

jason.ng.wj@monash.edu
603 5514 5850
Room 6-5-89

 
  

Dr. Jason Ng Wei Jian is a Senior Lecturer and the Department Coordinator of the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics. He is also the Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies. A former student at Monash University Malaysia, Dr. Jason Ng returned to his Alma mater, joining the university as an academic staff in August 2012. Dr. Jason Ng completed both his BComm (Hons) degree in Economics and Econometrics, and his PhD in Econometrics at Monash University Australia.  An early career researcher, his research interests include the areas of subjective well-being, Malaysian housing affordability, and Malaysian political science. He is also involved in translational research projects that involve connecting teachers and children in marginalized communities to the global knowledge networks.

An econometrician by training, Dr. Jason Ng is also moving towards the area of data science, and is an avid user of R which is widely used by statisticians and data miners. He is a certified data professional by the Centre of Applied Data Science, having completed their 2 month course on Enterprise Data Analytics. By leveraging on his data analytical skills, he hopes to contribute to the formulation of evidence-based policies which would impact society.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2012
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Commerce
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2007
Bachelor of Commerce
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2006

Areas of Expertise

1 Life Satisfaction and Subjective well-being
2 Malaysian political empirical studies
3 Housing Affordability

Teaching

Subject CodeSubject
ETW1000 Economic and Business Statistics
ETW3420 Principles of Forecasting and Applications
ETW3450 Applied Time Series Econometrics.

Scholarly Journals

1 Hwang, L., Ng, J.W.J and Vaithilingam, S., 2019, "Social Capital and Subjective Well-being: The Mediating Role of Social Networking Sites", First Monday, Vol 24(10), Available at: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v24i10.10130
2 Rangel, G.J., Ng, J.W.J., Murugasu, T.T. and Poon, W.C., 2019, "Measuring Malaysian Housing Affordability: The Lifetime Income Approach", International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 12(5), pp. 966-984
3Ng, J.W.J., Vaithilingam, S. and Chua, J.M., 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.
4 Rangel, G.J., Ng, J.W.J., Murugasu, T.T. and Poon, W.C., 2019, “A Micro-Level View of Housing Affordability in Malaysia Using an Age Cohort-Housing Type Analysis”, Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 56(1), pp. 1-22.
5 Rangel, G.J and Ng, J.W.J, 2017, "Macroeconomic Drivers of Singapore Private Residential Prices: A Markov-Switching Approach", Capital Markets Review 25(2), pp.15-31.
6Ng, J.W.J, Vaithilingam, S. 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.
7Ng, 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, Vol. 14, pp. 227-241.
8Ng, 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, Vol. 14, pp. 167-198.
9Ng, J., Forbes,C.S., Martin, G.M. and McCabe, B.P.M., 2013, “Non-parametric Estimation of Forecast Distributions in Non-linear, Non-Gaussian State Space Models”, International Journal of Forecasting 29, pp. 411-430.  

Conference Proceedings

1 Rangel, G.J., Ng, J.W.J, Murugasu, T.T and Poon, W.C., 2017, "A Micro-Level View of Housing Affordability in Malaysia Using an Age Cohort-Housing Type Analysis", Proceedings of The International Statistical Institute Regional Statistics Conference 2017: Enhancing Statistics, Prospering Human Life, Bali (Indonesia), 20-24 March 2017
2 Chua, J.M. and Ng, J.W.J., 2015, "Macro Determinants of Happiness: A Panel Data Analysis. Paper presented at the International Statistical Institute Regional Statistics Conference 2014, November 16-19, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3 Selvarajah, J., Nair, M., Vaithilingam, S. and Ng, J. (2012), “Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development of Marginalised Communities in ASEAN: An Exploratory Analysis”. Proceedings of the International Congress on Innovation and Regional Economic Development, Hefei City, China, 2-3 Dec, 2012.

Local Grants

Title Constructing Rental Housing Indices for the Malaysian Housing Market: Is Renting an Affordable Option for Malaysian Households?
Investigators Dr. Gary John Rangel (Principal Investigator)
 Dr. Jason Ng Wei Jian
Dr. Thiagu Thangarajah
A/Prof Poon Wai Ching
Funding Period Sept 2019 - Aug 2021
Funding Body/Organisation Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
Title Poverty and Neuroplasticity: The Effects of Prolonged Exposure to Technology on Cognitive Function among Marginalised Communities in Malaysia
Investigators A/Prof Alexandre Schaefer (Principal Investigator)
A/Prof Santha Vaithilingam
A/Prof Motoki Watabe
Prof. Mahendhiran Nair
Dr. Jason Ng Wei Jian
Funding Period 20 Jun 2019 - 19 Jun 2021
Funding Body/Organisation Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21) Research Platform
Title Measuring Housing Affordability in Malaysia Using a Lifetime Income Measure
Investigators Dr Jason Ng (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Gary John Rangel
Dr. Poon Wai Ching
Mr. Thangarajah Thiagu
Funding Period 2014-2017
Funding Body/Organisation Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
Title Social Ties and Subjective Well-Being of University Students: The Role of Social Network Sites
Investigators Dr. Jason Ng
A/Prof Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 1 March 2016 - 31 December 2016
Funding Body/Organisation School of Business, Monash University Malaysia
Title Top Tier Grant Funding 2015
Investigators Dr. Jason Ng
Funding Period August – December 2015
Funding Body/Organisation School of Business, Monash University Malaysia
Title Monte Carlo filtering of state space models - application to stochastic volatility models
Investigators Dr Jason Ng
Prof Gael Martin
A/Prof Catherine Forbes
Funding Period 1 Jan -31 Dec 2013
Funding Body/Organisation MUSC

Current Supervision

Student Hwang Li-Ann
Program of study Efficacy of ICT Ecosystem in Nurturing Creative Talent Among Marginalised Communities (PhD)

Completed Supervision

Student Hwang Li-Ann
Program of study Social Ties and Subjective Well-Being of University Students: The Role of Social Network Sites (Honours)
Student Chua Jing Moon
Program of study Key Determinants of Happiness: A panel data analysis (Honours)

Local Award

Award Name Private Education Excellence Awards 2019 - Finalist for National Outstanding Young Educator Award
Awarding Body Private Education Co-Operative of Malaysia
Year of award 2019
Project Title NA
Award Name Engagement, Innovation and Impact (EII) Awards - Education Impact Award
Awarding Body School of Business, Monash University Malaysia
Year of award 2018
Project Title NA

Local Presentation

1 Invited Speaker for the "Malaysian Constitutionalism Post-GE14: A New Dawn?" Law Conference on the topic "Malaysia's 14th General Election: Did a Malaysian Tsunami Happen? Measuring the Impacts of Ethnicity and Urban Development on Electoral Outcomes", 18 Feb 2019, Monash University Malaysia
2 Trainer for "Introduction to R" workshop jointly organised by Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21) Research Platform and Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, 25-26 Jan 2018, Monash University Malaysia
3 Facilitator for International Workshop on Mathematical Modelling for Applications organized by Academy Science Malaysia, Track C: Big Data and the Power of Statistics for Decision Makers: Patterns, Predictions and Prescriptive Analytics, 25-27 November 2014 in Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur