Dr Sharon Koh


Department of Economics

603 5514 4988
Room 6-5-51


Dr Sharon Koh is currently a lecturer in the Department of Economics. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Malaya, Master in Business from Charles Sturt and completed the Post Graduate Diploma from Monash. Prior to joining Monash as a PhD student, she had more than 10 years of working experience in the banking and education sector. Her research interests lie in the area of income inequality and economic integration (Asia).

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2017
Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Commerce
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2010
Master of Business
Institution Charles Sturt Australia
Year awarded 2007
Bachelor of Economics
Institution University Malaya
Year awarded 2001

Membership in National Associations, National Bodies and National Professional Bodies

Name of Association/International Body Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia
Role Ordinary member
Duration of membership Life
Name of Association/International Body Regional Studies Association
Role Ordinary member
Duration of membership 2017-2019

Areas of Expertise

1 Inequality Studies
2 Economic Integration
3 ASEAN Economy


Subject CodeSubject
ECW1101 Introductory Microeconomics
ECM5953 Economics
ECW1102 Introductory Macroeconomics

Scholarly Journals

*Koh, S. G. M., & Kwok, A. O. J. (2017). Regional integration in Central Asia: Rediscovering the Silk Road. Tourism Management Perspectives, 22, 64-66. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2017.01.002 (ABDC ranked B). It is available at https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1UXr37sySzjZ8y
*Koh, S. G.M, & Kwok, A. O. J. (2016). ASEAN beyond talk shop: a rejoinder to regional tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-6. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/ 13683500.2016.1267114 (ABDC ranked A) It is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/RqtKcXTYUCrHy87kSaTN/ful
*Koh, S. G. M., Lee, G. H. Y., & Bomhoff, E. J. (2016). The dynamics of public opinion towards inequality in Malaysia. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 1-21. doi: 10.1080/13547860.2016.1154201 (ERA ranked A). It is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13547860.2016.1154201
* Lee, G. H. Y., & Koh, S. G. M. (2012). The prospects of a monetary union in East Asia. Economic Modelling, 29(2), 96-102. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. econmod.2011.06.022 (ERA ranked A)

Conference Proceedings

*Koh, S.G.M. (2017, November 21). The Elephant in the Dark Room: An ECR’s journey towards better delivery. Presentation at the 2nd Annual Continuing Education Excellence Development Showcase, Melbourne, Australia.
*Koh, S.G.M. & Siah, A.K.L. (2017, 26-27 Sept). Demystifying the long run relationship between energy consumption and trade in Malaysia. Paper presented at the ADBI - World Economy Workshop on Globalization and Environment held in Tokyo

Local Grants

Title Institutions for Sustainable Marine Fisheries Governance in Malaysia
Investigators Dr Audrey Siah (Principle Investigator), Dr Sharon Koh and Dr Ashutosh Sarker
Funding Period Jan - December 2017
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University School of Business Seed Grant
Title Leveraging Dynamic Capabilities for Healthcare Analytics through Quality Use of Technology
Investigators Dr Ewilly Liew (Principle Investigator), Dr Sharon Koh and Dr Juliana French
Funding Period November 2016 - October 2018
Funding Body/Organisation Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21)
Title Diversification of livelihood among the rural poor: A case study of the indigenous group in Pulau Indah (funded by eiHub Seed grant)
Investigators Dr Sharon Koh (Principle Investigator), and Dr Audrey Siah
Funding Period Feb – October 2018
Funding Body/Organisation Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21)

Local Award

Award Name Harvard Visiting Scholar
Awarding Body JCI (Jeffrey Cheah Institute on South East Asia)
Year of award 2015
Project Title Travel grant

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