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BRIEF CV

WAN AZMAN SAINI WAN NGAH

zman-Saini, W.N.W (Wan Azman Saini Wan Ngah) joined the Department of Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2000. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2009. Prior to that, he received his Master of Economics from Universiti Putra Malaysia and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University, United States. Currently, Azman-Saini conducts research on foreign direct investment, research and development, and institutional quality. He explores how domestic conditions affect the transfer of knowledge across countries. He has authored 4 academic modules, 6 chapters in books, and has published over 30 refereed journal articles. His publications can be found in Journal of Banking and Finance (Elsevier) Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (ME Sharpe) Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (Routledge) Economic Modelling (Elsevier), Economics Letters (Elsevier), Applied Economics (Routledge), Applied Economics Letters (Routledge), South African Journal of Economics (WileyBlackwell), Journal of Asia-Pacific Business (Routledge) and other academic journals. His article entitled Foreign direct investment, economic freedom and economic growth: International Evidence published in Economic Modelling has been ranked in the Top 25 Hottest Article category since its publication in September 2010. This marks the evidence of the importance of his contribution to society. Apart from research, he involves actively in student supervisions. He has successfully supervised 20 Master students and 24 Bachelor students. Currently, he is supervising 5 PhD students and 4 master students. He also holds various administrative posts such as coordinator for postgraduate program, head of economics department and members of various important committees in the faculty. For his academic achievements, his biography has recently been included in the Whos Who in the World, 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition 2013 and 11th edition of Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering. He was also awarded the Top 100 Educators in the World Award by the International Biography Centre, United Kingdom.

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CONTACT INFO: Department of Economics Faculty of Economics and Management Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang Selangor Malaysia Tel. No. : +603 - 89467628 Fax. No.: +603 89466188 Email: wazman@upm.edu.my

EDUCATION: 2005-2009 PhD (Economics) University of Southampton, UK Master of Economics (Financial Economics) Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia Bachelor of Business Administration Northwood University, Michigan, USA

1998-2000

1995-1997

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Foreign Direct Investment, Financial Development, R&D Spillovers, Equity Market Integration, Hedge Funds

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Postgraduate Undergraduate International Finance, Managerial Economics (MBA), Current Issues in Economics. Financial Economics, International Finance, Money and Banking, Principle of Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

SOFTWARE SKILLS: STATA, GAUSS, Eviews, Ox, Shazam, Microfit.

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RESEARCH GRANTS: Principal Researcher, R&D Spillovers to Asian Countries, RUGS, 2010 (MYR 30,000). Co-researcher, Quantitative Assessment of the link between FDI, Access to Finance and Innovation Activity in Malaysia, Fundamental Grants, 2011 (MYR40, 000). Principal Researcher, Asian Monetary Union: A Quantitative Assessment of Generalized Purchasing Power Parity Theory, Fundamental Research Fund, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2005. (MYR 44,874). Principal Researcher, Financial liberalization and the transmission of ASEAN equity market volatility, Fundamental Research Fund, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2003. (MYR 32,000). Co-researcher Monetary Services Index and the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy, IRPA, 2004 (MYR176,000) Principal Researcher, The Relationship between Exchange Rate and Stock Price, Universiti Putra Malaysia Short-term Grant, 2001. (MYR 10,000). Co-researcher, Cointegration, Causality and Wagners Hypothesis: Evidence of Malaysia UPM Short Term Grant, 2001 (MYR10,000)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Siong-Hook Law, Hui-Boon Tan, W.N.W. Azman-Saini (2013) Economic Globalization and Financial Development in East Asia: A Panel Cointegration and Causality Analysis. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. (forthcoming) Siong-Hook Law, W.N.W. Azman-Saini, Ibrahim, M,H. (2013) Institutional Quality Thresholds and Finance-Growth Nexus, Journal of Banking and Finance (forthcoming) Siong-Hook Law, W.N.W. Azman-Saini (2013) Capital Account Liberalization and Economic Performance in Malaysia, The Singapore Economic Review (forthcoming) Zulkefly Abd. Karim and W.N.W. Azman-Saini, (2013) Firm-level investment and monetary policy in Malaysia: do the interest rate and broad credit channels matter? Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (forthcoming) Siti Nurazira Daud Abd Halim Ahmad, W.N.W. Azman-Saini (2012) External Debt and Economic Growth: Evidence from Malaysia Ekonomska Istrazivanja Economic Research (forthcoming) Yin-Li Tun, W.N.W. Azman-Saini, Siong-Hook Law (2012) International Evidence on the link between FDI and Institutional Quality, Inzenerine Ekonomika Engineering Economics, 23 (4):379-386. Siong-Hook Law, W.N.W. Azman-Saini (2012) Institutional Quality, Governance and Financial Development, Economics of Governance, 13(3):217-236.

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W.N.W. Azman-Saini and P. Smith, (2011) Finance and Growth: New Evidence on the Role of Insurance, South African Journal of Economics, 79(2), 111-127. Z.A. Karim, W.N.W. Azman-Saini, and B.A. Karim, (2011). "Bank lending channel of monetary policy: dynamic panel data evidence from Malaysia, Journal of AsiaPacific Business 12, 225243. W.N.W. Azman-Saini, S.H. Law and A. H. Ahmad (2010) FDI and Economic Growth: New Evidence on the Role of Financial Market. Economics Letters, 107, 211213. W.N.W. Azman-Saini, A. Z. Baharumshah and S.H. Law (2010) Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Freedom and Economic Growth: International Evidence. Economic Modelling, 27, 10791089 W.N.W. Azman-Saini, Evan Lau, Zulkefly Abd. Karim (2010) Hedge funds, exchange rates and causality: Evidence from Thailand and Malaysia. Applied Economics Letters, 17(4), pp. 393-397. Abd Halim Ahmad and Siti Nurazira Mohd Daud and W.N.W. Azman-Saini, (2010) ''Efficient market hypothesis in emerging markets: Panel data evidence with multiple breaks and cross sectional dependence'', Economics Bulletin, 30 (4), 2987-2995. M.S. Habibullah, Peter Smith, W.N.W. Azman-Saini, (2006) Testing liquidity Constraints in Ten Selected Asian Countries: Error-Correction Approach Applied Economics. 38, 25352543. M.S. Habibullah, Muhd-Iqbal Makmur, W.N.W. Azman-Saini, Alias Radam, Ong Hway Boon (2005) Bank Efficiency and Efficient Market Hypothesis: The Case for Bank Stock Prices in KLSE, Savings and Development, Vol4, XXIX, pp363-390 W.N.W. Azman-Saini, M.S. Habibullah and M.Azali, (2003) Stock Price and Exchange Rate Dynamics: The Case of Thailand, Savings and Development, Vol.3, pp. 245-258.

W.N.W. Azman-Saini, M.S. Habibullah and M. Azali, (2003) Stock Price and Exchange Rate Interactions in an Emerging Market, RISEC: International Review of Economics and Business, Vol. 50(4) pp. 503-519. W.N.W. Azman-Saini, M.Azali, M.S. Habibullah and K.G.P. Matthew (2002) Financial Integration and ASEAN-5 Equity Market, Applied Economics. Vol.34 (18) pp.2283-2288.

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MEMBERSHIPS American Economic Association Royal Economic Society

REFEREEING ACVITITY African Development Review, Economics Letters, Economic Modeling, Empirical Economics, Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, International Journal of Economics and Management.

AWARDS, HONOR, AND RECOGNITIONS: Invitation by Thomson Reuters and Times Higher Education to participate in the Academic Reputation Survey to improve World University Rankings (2012) Invitation by Thomson Reuters and Times Higher Education to participate in the Academic Reputation Survey to improve World University Rankings (2011) Biography included in the Whos Who in the World, 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition 2013. Biography included in the Whos Who in Science and Engineering, 11th Edition, 2011-2012. Top 100 Educators 2011 Award, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, Great Britain. Excellence Service Award 2010, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Paper entitled Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Freedom and Economic Growth: International Evidence published in Economic Modeling has been ranked 1st in the Top 25 Hottest Articles since its publication in Sept 2010. Bronze Medal, Pameran Reka Cipta, Penyelidikan dan Innovasi (PRPI) UPM 2011, Paper Title: FDI and Growth: New Evidence on the Role of Financial Market (with S.H. Law and A.H. Ahmad). Bronze Medal, Pameran Reka Cipta, Penyelidikan dan Innovasi (PRPI) UPM 2007, Paper Title: FDI and Growth: The Role of Economic Freedom (with M.S. A.Z. Baharumshah and S.H. Law). Best Paper Award, 13th Malaysian Finance Association Conference 2011, Paper title: Trade-off theory of optimal capital structure and adjustment to long-run target: evidence from dynamic panel data, (with Matemilola Bolaji Tunde, Bany Ariffin Nordin)

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Outstanding Paper Award, International Borneo Business Conference (IBBC) 2010, Paper title: Institution and the Financial Development-growth nexus, (with S.H. Law and M.H. Ibrahim). Outstanding Paper Award, Applied International Business Conference 2008, Paper title: The Quality of Institutions and Financial Development (with S.H. Law). Bronze Medal, Invention & Research Innovation Exhibition 2008 UPM. Paper Title: Growth Triangle and Economic Development in Sabah and Sarawak, (with M.S. Habibullah, A.M. Dayang-Affizzah, C.H. Puah, and M.T. Hirnissa) Gold Medal, Pameran Reka Cipta, Penyelidikan dan Innovasi (PRPI) UPM 2007, Paper Title: Testing liquidity Constraints in Ten Selected Asian Countries: ErrorCorrection Approach (with M.S. Habibullah and Peter Smith). Bronze Medal, FEP Research Exhibition 2007, Paper title: Finance and Growth in

a Small Open Emerging Market (with S.H. Law).

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