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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

2020 First Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Jan 21, 2020

Young Eun Kim

World Bank

Impact of the Community-Led Health Project in Nagaland, India: Capacity Building and Result-Based Financing

Jan 29, 2020

Sharmila Devadas,

Sui-Jade Ho

World Bank,

BNM

Augmenting or Undermining? The Impact of Foreign Workers on the Productivity of Malaysian Manufacturing Firms

Feb 4, 2020

Gabriele Ciminelli

ASB

Uncertainty and Foreign Capital Inflows

Feb 11, 2020

Parvin Kaur Sandhu Pirthipal Singh

World Bank

Income Inequality in an Era of Globalization: The Perils of Taking a Global View

Feb 18, 2020

Jared Philip Barton

University of Malaya and California State University Channel Islands

The U.S.-China Trade War: Who Is It Good For?

Feb 25, 2020

Sheue Li Ong

University of Malaya

Driving Forces of International Stock Market Integration: A Bayesian Perspective

Mar 3, 2020

Alvin Camba

Co-author: Janica Magat (Texas A&M University)

Johns Hopkins University

Who Wins in Disputes? Impact of Territorial Disputes on Economic Sectors in the Philippines

 

May 5, 2020

Mario Arturo Estrada Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya

The Application of the 2019-nCoV Global Economic Impact Simulator  in China

TBD: To be determined

Note: Information on upcoming events is subject to change.

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


Previous Seasons

2019 Second Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Sep 10, 2019

Victoriya Ereshchenko, Varun Eknath

World Bank

Are Domestic Public Procurement Systems More Efficient and Transparent in Economies with International Procurement Commitments?

Sep 17, 2019

Wah Yun Low

University of Malaya

Community-Academic Partnership in Providing Youth-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Sep 24, 2019

Stefanie Joan Almeida
Co-author: Farina Adam Khong (BNM), Ozer Karagedikli (SEACEN)

BNM

The Impact of House Prices on the Macroeconomy: The Malaysian Experience

Oct 1, 2019

Kar Man Tan

Goethe University Frankfurt

How to Win a Standards War: A Model of Prices and Bundling

Oct 8, 2019

Muhammad Khairul Muizz Abdul Aziz and Mohamad Shahir Shukor

Co-authors: Muhammad Shukri Abdul Rani; Mohammad Ashraf Mohd Rauf

BNM

Developing Malaysia's Financial Stability Risk Monitor (FSRM)

Oct 15, 2019

Achim Daniel Schmillen
Co-author: Philipp vom Berge

World Bank

Effects of Mass Layoffs on Local Employment – Evidence from Geo-Referenced Data

Oct 29, 2019

Arthur Galego Mendes

Co-authors: Norman V. Loayza, Fabian Mendez Ramos, Steven Pennings

World Bank

Assessing the Effects of Natural Resources on Growth: An Extension of the World Bank Long-Term Growth Model

Nov 26, 2019

Kenneth Simler

World Bank

A Better Bantuan Sara Hidup? Ideas for Program Design

Dec 17, 2019

Nur Ain Shahrier, Lay Lian Chuah

Sunway University, World Bank

Do Different Streams of Capital Flows Affect Asset Prices? Empirical Evidence from ASEAN-5

2019 First Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Jan 22, 2019

Achim Daniel Schmillen

World Bank

Distribution and Determinants of China's Minimum Wage Rates

Mar 5, 2019

Nadia Novik

World Bank

The ABC of Smart Regulations: Is There a Relationship between Education and Business Regulatory Environment

Mar 19, 2019

Geoffrey Williams

HELP University

Responsible Privatization

Mar 26, 2019

Vijayendra Rao

World Bank

The Demand-side of Public Service Delivery and the Strengthening of a New Malaysia

Apr 2, 2019

Melati Nungsari
(co-author: Sam Flanders)

ASB

The Effect of Short-Term Volunteering on Attitudes Towards Refugees: A Textual Analysis

Apr 9, 2019

Young Eun Kim

World Bank

Impact of Result-Based Health Financing on the Utilization of Maternal and Child Health Services in Nagaland, India

Apr 30, 2019

Nizam Shah Allabasc

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak

A Robust Comparison between Islamic and Conventional Banks on Operational Risks

May 14, 2019

Guanie Lim

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

(How) Does Chinese Financial Statecraft Work in Southeast Asia? An Analysis of the Automobile and Construction Industries

May 16, 2019

Mala Raghavan

University of Tasmania

The Effects of Changes in Global Oil Market on ASEAN-4

May 21, 2019

Willem Smith

ASB

New & Improved:  Come and See This Totally Revamped Global Branding Measurement based on Social Media Engagement

May 28, 2019

Alyssa Farha Jasmin

Khazanah Research Institute (KRI)

The Effects of China's Trade Policies on Malaysia's Exports

Jun 4, 2019

Geoffrey Williams

HELP University

Private Higher Education Financing in Malaysia

2018 Second Half Season

Date 

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Sep 18, 2018

Kenneth Simler and Wei San Loh

World Bank

Trends in Income Growth and Distribution in Malaysia, 2007-2017

Sep 25, 2018

Chin-Yoong Wong

Universiti of Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Goodbye GST, Hello SST for Malaysia: In Search of Welfare Equivalence

Oct 2, 2018

Hock-Ann Lee

Universiti Malaysia Sabah

U.S. Balance Sheet Policy and International Capital Flows: Preliminary Empirical Evidence from Emerging Economies

Oct 9, 2018

Melati Nungsari and Sam Flanders

ASB

Labor Market Integration of Rohingya Construction Workers in Peninsular Malaysia

Nov 20, 2018

Pablo Egaña del Sol

ASB

The Future of Skills: Automation in Low and Middle-Income Economies

Nov 21, 2018

Wee Yeap Lau

University of Malaya

The Nexus between FDI and the Malaysian Currency: Pre and Post New Foreign Exchange Rule

Dec 11, 2018

Fabian Mendez Ramos

World Bank

Recent Patterns of Structural Change and Uncertainty

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 the Productivity of Firms in the Manufacturing Sector: The Dynamic Olley-Pakes Approach∞

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

July 3,
2018

Jiaming Soh

BNM

Disentangling the Demand and Supply Factors of Household Credit: Evidence from the Credit Registry Data in Malaysia

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 versus 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

2016 Second Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

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 of 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

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