• Tun Ismail Ali Chair (TIAC)
  • tiac@um.edu.my
  • 03-7967 3689

Following the previous TIAC research grant launched in both 2017 and 2018, its third calls in 2021 for applications from academic staff currently employed in Universiti Malaya for the TIAC Research Grant 2021. The grant scheme aims to support research projects in the area of monetary and financial economics, in line with the objective of TIAC. The priority research areas are:

(1) Inflation dynamics: Focus of topics can be on shifting inflation dynamics (i.e. flattening of Phillips curve) and the implications for monetary policy, and more micro-analysis on the price-setting behaviour of firms;

(2) Impact of technology on the economy: Topics can include the impact of digitalisation on the economy, impact of cryptocurrencies on monetary policy; and

(3) Monetary policy and inequality:  Topics would cover the distributional impact of monetary policy.

The 2021 research grant recipients are:

1. Prof. Dr. Evelyn S. Devadason (Universiti Malaya), "Food Trade Shock Transmission to Malaysia: Enchancing Trade Resilience and Managing Trade Reforms in the Past COVID-19"  (co-research with Dr. Mala Raghavan & Dr. Faisal Khan).

2. Dr. Elya Nabila binti Abdul Bahri (Universiti Malaya), "Minimum Wage Policy And Employer-employee Survivability Amidst Covid-19-induced Macroeconomic Uncertainties" (co-research with Dr. Wye Chung Khain).

3. Prof. Dr. Rubi binti Ahmad (Universiti Malaya), "Does Digital Finance Reduce Or Amplify The Existing Risks In The Formal Financial Sector?" (co-reseach with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Magda Ismail Adel Mohsin, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chan Wai Meng, Dr.Fauzi Zainir & Dr. Shahrin Saaid Shaharuddin)

4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koh Hsieng Yang Eric (Universiti Malaya), "Key Performance Measurement Requirements For Enhancing Bank Credit Collections" (co-reseach with Dr. Abu Hanifa Md. Noman Alam & Ms. Wong Pei Pei)

Last Update: 17/10/2022