Jason Ng Wei Jian, Dr

jason.ng.wj@monash.edu
6035514 5850
Room 6-5-89

Dr. Jason Ng Wei Jian is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics. 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 - a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics, and 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. A strong advocate for R, Dr. Jason Ng has conducted training workshops and also infused R  into all the subjects that he teaches. In all, his ultimate goal is to better society by getting involved in developing national-level socioeconomic policies that are evidence-based.

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 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.
2Ng, 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.
3Ng, 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.
4Ng, 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.
5Ng, 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 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
Funding Amount RM8,000
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
Funding Amount RM98,100
Title Top Tier Grant Funding 2015
Investigators Dr. Jason Ng
Funding Period August – December 2015
Funding Body/Organisation School of Business, Monash University Malaysia
Funding Amount RM1,250
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
Funding Amount RM10,000

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 Presentation

1 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