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Half-Baked Seminars

March 24, 2017

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The Kuala Lumpur Half-Baked Seminar Series is hosted by the World Bank's Development Research Group (DECRG) based in the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia. The series invites researchers interested in development economics and public policy to present their ongoing or upcoming work.

The objective of the half-baked seminars is to foster the exchange of ideas within the group and to provide feedback to the presenter for further development of the initial work or idea. Organizations are invited to participate, such as Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Asia School of Business (ASB), the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre and the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. 


Current Season

2018 First Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Jan 30, 2018
Mohammad Amin
World Bank Measuring Productivity in Services Sectors: A Literature Review
Feb 6, 2018 Sean Kidney Climate  Bonds Initiative Global Green Bond Market Development and Prospects
Feb 13, 2018 M. Niaz Asadullah University of Malaya Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth, and Human Development in Malaysia
Mar 6, 2018 Jose De Luna Martinez World Bank Global Survey on Development Banks ∞
Mar 13, 2018 Mustafa Aydemir International Islamic University Malaysia Bank Governance (ESG) and Technical Efficiency in Dual-Banking Systems
Mar 20, 2018 Bill Garthwaite World Bank Hammers and High Jumps: Exploring the Role of Law in the Pursuit of Water Security 
Apr 3, 2018 Kai Liu (co-authors: Pedro Carneiro, Kjell Salvanes) University of Cambridge (University College London, Norwegian School of Economics) The Supply of Skills and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence from a College Expansion Reform
Apr 11, 2018

Ata Can Bertay (co-authors: Ljubica Djordjevic, Can Sever)

 

World Bank (Goethe University, University of Maryland) Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Industry-Level Data
Apr 24, 2018 Lay Lian Chuah
(co-authors: Norman Loayza and Ha Nguyen) 
 
World Bank (World Bank)
 
Decomposing Productivity Growth in Malaysian Manufacturing ∞
May 8, 2018 Bernadette Victorio AFI

Special Report on Gender Diversity within AFI Member Institutions

 

May 15, 2018 Melati Nungsari ASB Pricing and Incentives in Defined Contribution Retirement Systems
June 5, 2018 Misha Galashin
(co-authors: Ricardo Perez-Truglia and Martin Kanz)
UCLA
(UCLA, World Bank)
Macroeconomic Expectations and Consumption Patterns ∞

∞World Bank-Bank Negara Malaysia Half-Baked Seminar Series. These joint seminars are hosted alternately by the World Bank and Bank Negara Malaysia.

Note: Information on upcoming events is subject to change
TBD: To be determined


Previous Seasons

2017 Second Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Oct 4, 2017
Donghyun Park and Shu Tian
Asian Development Bank
Empirical Analysis of Determinants of Foreign vs. Domestic Investment in Bond Markets
Oct 10, 2017 Fabian Mendez-Ramos World Bank Long-Term Growth in Natural Resource Economies
Oct 24, 2017
Melati Nungsari
ASB
Measuring the Impact of Language Interventions on the Economic Outcomes of Refugees in Malaysia
Nov 7, 2017 Pablo Egana del Sol ASB Emotional Regulation and After School Programs in Highly Violent Communities: Neuro-Physiological Evidence from El Salvador
Nov 14, 2017 Ole Rummel SEACEN How Distinct are Financial Cycles from Business Cycles in Asia?
Nov 21, 2017 Jiaming Soh BNM Debt Financing and Survival of Firms in Malaysia

2017 First Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Jan 24, 2017
Fabian Mendez-Ramos
World Bank Growth and Poverty Uncertainty: The Natural Resource Curse
Feb 7, 2017
Justin Lim
BNM
Do FTAs Promote Trade? Evidences from ASEAN Countries' Bilateral and Regional FTAs
Feb 14, 2017
Ha Nguyen
World Bank Are Demand or Supply Shocks Behind the Great Trade Collapse?
Feb 21, 2017
M Niaz Asadullah
University of Malaya
Schooling without Learning: Evidence from Rural Pakistan
Feb 28, 2017 Laura Sagnori Diniz World Bank Access to Finance and the Institutional Framework of Land Administration: Evidence from Cross-Country Micro-Level Data
Mar 21, 2017 Raian Divanbeigi World Bank Regulatory Constraints to Agricultural Productivity
Apr 11, 2017 Sergio Campillo Diaz
World Bank Global Financial Inclusion Performance Index
May 30, 2017 Justin Lim BNM Global Value Chains and the Exchange Rate Elasticity of Exports in Malaysia ∞
Jun 14, 2017 Ha Nguyen World Bank The US Kick: Impact of US Market Access on Local Labor Markets in a Developing Country
Aug 25, 2017 Nicholas J. White Liverpool John Moores University/PNB Research Institute Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and Malaysia's Economic Development since 1978: Conception, Implementation and Impact

∞ World Bank-Bank Negara Malaysia Half-Baked Seminar Series. These joint seminars are hosted alternately by the World Bank and Bank Negara Malaysia.

 

2016 Second Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Jul 25, 2016 Rema Hanna Harvard Kennedy School Contracting out the Last-Mile of Service Delivery: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia
Sep 6, 2016 Young Eun Kim World Bank Total Factor Productivity Growth and its Decomposition
Sep 15, 2016 Jiaming Soh
BNM Household Credit, Growth, and Inequality in Malaysia: Does the Type of Credit Matter?
Oct 18, 2016 Hamidi A. Razak
BNM Credit Risk Modelling for Ethical Financing
Nov 15, 2016 Usman Khalid
University of Nottingham
Catch Up in Institutional Quality: An Empirical Assessment
Nov 22, 2016 Michael Woolcock
World Bank Back to the Future Development: Mapping and Navigating a Fragmenting Field
Dec 6, 2016 Kevin Crow
ASB
Should States Bring Claims Too? Asymmetry in the Investment Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Other Free Trade Agreements

2016 First Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Feb 2, 2016 Raian Divanbeigi World Bank Business Regulations and Growth
Feb 16, 2016 Mohammad Amin World Bank Does Manager Education Play a Role in the Productivity of Informal Firms in Developing Economies? Evidence from Firm Surveys
Feb 23, 2016 Su Ling Cheah BNM
Malaysia's House Price Dynamics: The Role of Fundamentals
Mar 15, 2016 Boon Hwa Tng
BNM
The Real Effects of Capital Flows: Evidence from Malaysia
Mar 22, 2016 Juita Mohamad
ISIS The Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Informal Sector in Malaysia
Mar 29, 2016 Abigail Tay
ASB Managing Financial Crises
Apr 12, 2016 Fabian Mendez-Ramos
World Bank Uncertainty and Evaluation of GDP Growth Projections
Apr 26, 2016 Kue-Peng Chuah
BNM Terms of Trade Shocks in 2014-2015 for Selected Emerging Market Economies: What, Who, How Much?
May 3, 2016 Nur Ain Shahrier
ADB
Suboptimal Private Savings-Investment in Malaysia: What are the Driving Factors?
May 10, 2016 Jean Arlet
World Bank Testing the Impact of Power Outages and Electricity Tariffs on Productivity
May 17, 2016 Steven Wong ISIS Crisis-Proofing the Malaysian Economy: Policies and Perspectives in the 21st Century