The campus communities are cordially invited to attend the Public Lecture jointly organised by Equitable Society Research Cluster (ESRC) and SEnergy@UM
Speaker: PROF. DR. RAJAH A/L RASIAH
(Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration)
ECONOMIC GROWTH AND ENERGY UTILIZATION: HOW IS EAST ASIA FARING?
Date: 24th March 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 10:00 a.m
Venue: Auditorium IPS, University of Malaya.
Attached is the programme flyer. For further information, please contact Ms Ain (7967 7800). We shall be grateful if you could circulate this announcement to your colleagues. Attached herewith a write-up of abstract and simple biography of the speaker.
Abstract: The rise of East Asia as an economic power is no longer in question as the per capita incomes of the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan Province of China, China, Malaysia and Thailand have recorded some of the world’s fastest growth rates since the 1970s. However, in contrast to the growth paths achieved by the developed economies, increasing concerns over climate change and global warming has pushed the latecomers of East Asia to shift their focus towards renewable energy and more efficient uses of fossil fuels. This lecture seeks to assess whether East Asian economies are catching such a wave to green capitalism. Using proxies of energy utilization, Rajah Rasiah will show in this lecture how technological catch up in these countries have positively and negatively affected energy use.
Biography: Rajah Rasiah is Professor of International Development at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. He obtained his doctorate in Economics from Cambridge University in 1992, and was a Rajawali fellow at Harvard University in 2014. He was the first holder of the Khazanah Nasional Chair of Regulatory Studies, and was Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya in 2009-2010 and 2013-2014. He is a member of the GLOBELICS scientific board, and an advisory member of the Industrial Development Research Centre, Zhejiang University, professorial fellow at UNU-MERIT, senior research fellow at the Technology Management and Development Centre at Oxford University. He is the recipient of the 2015 Celso Furtado prize from the World Academy of Sciences for his seminal contributions in the field of social sciences (development economics).