Europe in the New Asia: New Anxieties, New Constructs
1st & 2nd August 2019 • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Advisor, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
Dr. Cheong Kee Cheok is currently a Senior Advisor at the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya. A graduate of the University of Malaya, he obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics. Upon his return, he joined the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya (FEA, UM), and was appointed first as Deputy Dean, then Dean of Faculty. After a decade at UM, he spent 16 years overseas at the World Bank in the capacity of Economist and subsequently Senior Economist. At the Bank, he was Coordinator for China and Vietnam in the Economic Development Institute, now the World Bank Institute. After returning to Malaysia in 2000, he continued to work as consultant for the Bank and UN agencies. His work has taken him to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia and North Korea and other Asian countries. His research interests include economic development, transition economies, employment and poverty and international economic relations. Some of his selected publications include Revisiting Malaysia's Population-Development Nexus: The Past In Its Future (UMPress) and Government-Linked Companies And Sustainable, Equitable Development (Routledge).