He is an expert on East Asian economies, particularly China, Indonesia and Malaysia. His current research focuses on designing efficient, equitable pathways to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with projects on Green Finance, Middle Income Trap, and Global Economic Architecture for the Multi-Polar World.
University of California, Davis awarded Wing its Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award in 2004 and appointed him Distinguished Professor in 2019; the Ministry of Education of China appointed him Chang Jiang Professor in 2006; the Governor of Penang conferred on him the title Dato’ in 2009; and the Thousand Talents Program of China appointed him a National Distinguished Expert in 2016. In 2020, The University of Cambodia awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Sustainable Development and conferred on him Honorary Membership of the Board to Trustees.
In collaboration with Jeffrey Cheah Institute (JCi) on Southeast Asia
The seminar will discuss the post-pandemic economic landscape in Asia, with special attention given to Malaysia and China.
The post-pandemic landscape will be different because of changes due to COVID-19 (C19), and changes from the continuation of pre-C19 trends. The changes in the socio-economic landscape will be driven by the usual market forces (e.g. investments to expand online shopping and delivery services), and, for well-organised countries not mired in culture wars, these changes will also be driven by institutional innovations necessitated by enlightened self-interest (e.g. provision of clean dormitories and medical services to temporary foreign workers).
Equally large changes in the economic landscape will come from renewed assertion of pre-C19 trends, notably, (a) climate change and the global response to it, and (b) the intensification of bipolar disorder in the large, powerful countries as the world hurtles towards a multi-polar global system. Dealing successfully with these existential threats will test both the human limit of enlightened self-interest, and the natural limit of good luck.
The Post-Pandemic Economic Landscape of Asia
May 5, 2021 [ Wednesday] @ The RuMa Hotel and Residences
5 :00 PM Registration
5 :30 PM Welcome address
5 :40 PM Commence Seminar
6 :45 PM Q & A Session
Venue: The Pavilion, Level 6
7 :15 PM Buka Puasa and Networking
9 :00 PM End of event
Venue: The Frangipani, Level 6
MYR 280 for Members
MYR 350 for Non-Members
LOCATION / VENUE
Malaysian Spanish Chamber Of Commerce & Industry – La Cámara