Grace Lee, Associate Professor
Head of Department,

The importance of studying economics in a business and commerce degree is threefold. First, economic forces shape the profitability and work turnover of existing businesses and how new businesses emerge and grow. Second, understanding economics helps us understand the forces that shape our lives because the economy affects how we earn a living, how much we earn, interest rates, the availability, cost and quality of what we spend our money on and how we invest for our futures. Third, economics is a way of thinking about and analysing the world that will shape the way you think and build analytical and problem-solving skills that are highly valued by today’s employers.

Our research strengths are in the areas of:

  • Development economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Cultural economics and social capital
  • Experimental economics
  • Other applied economics
Head of DepartmentGrace Lee Hooi Yean, Associate Professor
B.A, Economics; M.A, Economics (MUN); PhD, Economics (UPM)
Phone Extension (+603) 5514 8000 Ext: 44907 (DID: 5514 4907)
CoordinatorAudreySiah Kim Lan (Audrey), Dr
B.A, Economics (Hons), M.A. Economics, PhD, Economics (UPM)
Phone Extension (+603) 5514 8000 Ext: 45690 (DID: 5514 5690)
Eduard J. Bomhoff, Professor
BSc. Mathematics (Leyden), MSc (Leyden), PhD (cum laude) (NSE)
Phone Extension: (+603) 5514 8000 Ext: 45801 (DID: 5514 5801)
Gamini Herath, Professor
B.Sc (Ceylon), M.Ag Dev Ec. (ANU,Canberra), Ph.D ( New England), GCHE (Deakin)
Phone Extension (+603) 55148000 ext: 46282 (DID : +803 5514 6282)
Poon Wai Ching, Associate Professor
B.A, Education (Hons) (USM), M.Ec (UM), PhD, Economics (UPM)
Phone Extension (+603) 5514 8000 Ext: 44908 (DID: 5514 4908)
Ashutosh Sarker, Dr
M.Ag Ec. (Niigata University); PhD, Ag Ec. (Niigata University)
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Koh Geok May (Sharon),Dr
BEcons (UM); M. Business (Charles Sturt); PhD (Monash)
Phone Extension (+603) 5514 8000 Ext: 44988 (DID: 5514 4988)
 Dr Pauline  Pauline Khoo Poh Ching, Dr
M. A (University of Illinois); PhD (University of Illinois)
Phone Extension (+603) 5514 8000 Ext: 46172 (DID: 5514 6172)
 Lilian Chan Mei Li, Dr
BEcons (University of London ); M. Economics(University of East Anglia); PhD (UPM)
Phone Extension (+603) 5514 800 Ext: 44998 (DID: 5514 4998)