Curriculum Vitae

DR. CHEONG KEE CHEOK

Adjunct Professor
  • Department of Economics and Applied Statistics
    Faculty of Business and Economics

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
    Trade, Globalization, Foreign Investment, Global Governance

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PhD (ECON), (Ekonometrik)
    London School of Economics, Uk
  • BA (HONS)(UM), (Quantitative Economics)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
  1. Hooy, C.H., Goh, K.L. and Cheong, K.C. (2018) Response of ASEAN-5 to China stock market reforms , International Journal of China Studies 9(1): 1 13.
  2. Imran, K., Devadasan, E.S. and Cheong, K.C. (2018) Do migrant remittances reduce poverty? Micro-level evidence from Punjab, Pakistan , Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 55(1): 19 47.
  3. Wang, Qianyi, Li, Ran and Cheong, Kee Cheok (2018) Perils and promise of a frontier city , Cities 72: 51 59.
  4. Zhang, C., Cheong, K.C. and Rasiah, R. (2018) "Board independence, state wnership and stock return volatility during Chinese state enterprise reform", Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 18(2): 220 232.
  5. Zhang, C., K.C. Cheong and Rasiah, R. (2018) The extreme outcomes of corporate tax management: evidence from Chinese listed enterprises Institutions and Economies 10(1): 19 52.
  6. Ayesha Shoukat, Edmund Terence Gomez and Cheong Kee Cheok (2017) Power elites in Pakistan: creation, contestation, continuity . Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 54(2): 235 253.
  7. Chen, Zhang, Kee-Cheok Cheong and Rajah Rasiah (2017) Corruption, marketization and corporate tax management in China: evidence from listed firms . Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 54(2): 281 299.
  8. Cheong Kee Cheok and Wang Qianyi (2017) China s growth deceleration: a new normal for Malaysia too? International Journal of China Studies 8(2): 199 220.
  9. Kee Cheok Cheong, Poh Ping Lee and Kam Hing Lee (2017) From patrimonialism to profit: the changing flow of funds from the Chinese in Malaysia to China . Journal of Contemporary Asia 47(5): 687 703. RDOI: 1080/004.72336.2017.1347696.
  10. Kee-Cheok Cheong and Le Si Duoc (2017) Right time, right place: the role of context in the making of a successful project in Vietnam . Institutions and Economies 9(3): 1 19.
  11. Qianyi Wang, Ran Li and Kee Cheok Cheong (2017) Nanning perils and promise of a frontier city . Cities, published online July.
  12. Ran Li and Kee Cheok Cheong (2017) Huawei and ZTE in Malaysia: the localization of Chinese transnational enterprises . Journal of Contemporary Asia 47(5): 752 773. RDOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1346697
  13. Siew Yong Yew, Chen Chen Yong, Kee Cheok Cheong and Nai Peng Tey (2017) Does financial education matter? Education literacy among undergraduates in Malaysia . Institutions and Economies 9(1): 43 60.
  14. Zhang Miao, Li Ran and Cheong Kee Cheok (2017) Introduction: Southeast Asia and China s growth deceleration . International Journal of China Studies 8(2): 125 138.
  15. 16.Ran Li, Qianyi Wang and Kee-Cheok Cheong (2016). From obscurity to global prominence: Yiwu as an international trade hub . Cities 53: 8 17.
  16. Cheong Kee Cheok (2016). Narratives on Malaysia s contemporary issues , Journal of Southeast Asian Economies 32 (3): 402 410.
  17. Cheong, K.C. & Lee, K.H. 2016. Malaysia's education crisis - can TVET help? Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 53(1): 115-134.
  18. Gomez, Edmund Terence and Kee-Cheok Cheong 2016. "NGOs in Banking: Institutional Transformation and Ownership and Control of Cambodia s ACLEDA Bank". Asia Pacific Social Science Review 16 (1): 128 -141.
  19. Gomez, Edmund Terence, Cheong Kee Cheok and Vamsi Vakulabharanam (2016) Introduction , The Round Table, 105(6): 597-612.
  20. Kee Cheok Cheong, Chan Yuan Wong and Kim Leng Goh (2016). Technology catch-up with Chinese characteristics: what can Southeast Asia learn from China? The Round Table Published online November 2, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/00358533.2016.1246853.
  21. Kee-Cheok Cheong 2016. Book Review: Mokhzani, Abdul Rahim 2006. Credit in a Malaysia Peasant Economy. Kuala Lumpur: Arus Intelek and the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 53(1): 165-168.
  22. Kee-Cheok Cheong, Christopher Hill and Yin-Cheng Leong (2016). Malaysia s education policies and the law of unintended consequences . Journal of International and Comparative Education 5(2): 73 85.
  23. Kee-Cheok Cheong, Christopher Hill, Yin-Cheng Leong and Chen Zhang 2016. Education as a journey or as a destination? Interpreting graduates and employers perceptions a Malaysian case study. Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2016.1196351, published online July 4.
  24. Li Ran and Cheong Kee Cheok (2016). How much state is in China s state enterprises? A case study of ZTE Corporation in an era of reform . International Journal of China Studies 7(3): 245 270.
  25. Li, R., Wang, Q. & Cheong, K.C. 2016. From Obscurity to Global Prominence - Yiwu's Emergence as an International Trade Hub. Cities 53: 8-17.
  26. Li, R., Wang, Q., & Cheong, K.C. (2016). Quanzhou: Reclaiming a glorious past. Cities, 50, 168-179.
  27. Ran Li, Qianyi Wang and Kee-Cheok Cheong (2016). Quanzhou: reclaiming a glorious past . Cities 50: 168 179.
  28. Thillainathan, R. & Cheong, K.C. 2016. Malaysia's New Economic Policy, growth and distribution: revisiting the debate. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 53(1): 51-68.
  29. Zhang Chen, Cheong Kee Cheok and Rajah Rasiah 2016. Corporate tax avoidance and performance: evidence from China s listed companies. Institutions and Economies 8 (3): 61 83.
  30. Zhang Cheng, Cheong Kee Cheok and Rajah Rasiah (2016). Effective corporate structure and agency problems: evidence from China s economic transition . International Journal of China Studies 7(2): 199 214.
  31. Zhang Cheng, Cheong Kee Cheok, Li Ran and Rajah Rasiah (2016). Does governance reform help? The impact of split-share structure reform on corporate board structure in Chinese manufacturing enterprises . Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 53(2): 297 313.
  32. Chen-Chen Yong, Siew-Yong Yew, Kee-Cheok Cheong and Mui-Yin Chin. 2015. Does intra-industry trade matter during economic crises? An assessment of Malaysia-China trade , International Journal of Chinese Studies 6(1): 31-44.
  33. Kee-Cheok Cheong, Christopher Hill, Rozilini Fernandez-Chung and Yin-Ching Leong. 2015. Employing the unemployable: Employer perceptions of Malaysian graduates. Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1034260. Published online 27 April, 2015.
  34. Kee-Cheok Cheong, Poh-Ping Lee and Kam-Hing Lee. 2015. The internationalization of family firms: Case histories of two Chinese overseas family firms. Business History. DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2014.982106. Published omline March 26, 2015.
  35. Siew-Yong Yew, Chen-Chen Yong and Kee-Cheok Cheong. 2015. The impact of intellectual property rights and foreign direct investment on exports within ASEAN5. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 52(1).
  36. Kee-Cheok Cheong, Kam-Hing Lee, & Poh-Ping Lee. 2014.Global economic crises, migration and remittances: China and Southeast Asia during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 51 (Special Issue): 45-55.
  37. Kee-Cheok Cheong, Poh-Ping Lee and Kam-Hing Lee (2014). Developers and Speculators: Housing, Ethnic Chinese Business and the Asian Financial Crisis in Malaysia , Journal of Contemporary Asia, 44(4): 616-644.
  38. Kee-Cheok Cheong, Ran Li, Eu-Chye Tan and Miao Zhang 2014. China's state enterprises, economic growth and distribution: A revisionist view. China: An International Journal 12(1): 132-152
  39. Rajah Rasiah, Kee-Cheok Cheong & Richard Doner. 2014. Southeast East Asia and the Asian and Global Financial Crises. Journal of Contemporary Asia. Published online June 30, 2014. DOI:10.1080/00472336.2014.933062.
  40. Sabaghpour Fard, Cheong, K.C. & Yap, S.F. 2014. Reopening the debate on globalization and economic growth through technology transfer. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 51(2): 231-247.
  41. Shyamala Nagaraj, Kim-Leng Goh, Kee-Cheok Cheong, Nai-Peng Tey & Rohaha Jani. 2014. Gender imbalance in educational attainment and labour dynamics: Evidence from Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 51 (Special Issue): 127-145.
  42. Wan Nur Ibtisam Wan Ismail, Raja Noriza Raja Arifin & Cheong Kee Cheok. 2014. Human trafficking in Malaysia: Bureaucratic challenges in policy implementation. Administration and Society. Published online May 1.
  43. Wang Qianyi, Zhang Miao and Cheong Kee Cheok (2014). City profile - Shouguang , Cities 40: 70 81.
  44. Wang Qianyi, Zhang Miao and Cheong Kee Cheok (2014). Stakeholders Perspectives of China s Land Consolidation Program: A Case Study of Dongnan Village, Shandong Province , Habitat International 43: 172-80.
  45. Wong, C.Y. & Cheong, K.C. 2014. Diffusion of catching- up industrialization strategies: the dynamics of East Asia's policy learning processes. Journal of Comparative Asian Development.
  46. Cheong Kee Cheok, Lee Kam Hing & Poh Ping Lee. 2013. Chinese overseas remittances to China: the perspective from Southeast Asia. Journal of Contemporary Asia Vol. 43, Issue 1: 75-101.
  47. Hill, Christopher, Kee-Cheok Cheong, Yin-Ching Leong and Rozilini Fernandez-Chung (2013). TNE Trans- national education or tensions between national and external? A case study of Malaysia , Studies in Higher Education, 38, published online Jan 14.
  48. Kee-Cheok Cheong and Kim-Leng Goh (2013). Hong Kong as Charter City prototype When concept meets reality , Cities, 35: 100-103.
  49. Lee Kam Heng, Cheong Kee Cheok and Lee Poh Ping (2013). Robert Kuok: Family, dialect and state in the making of a Malaysian magnate , Australian Economic History Review, 53 (3): 1 24.
  50. Lee Kam Hing, Cheong Kee Cheok and Lee Poh Ping. 2013. Robert Kuok: Family, Dialect, and State in the Making of a Malaysian Magnate. Australian Economic History Review, Vol. 53, No. 3: 268-291.
  51. Wan Nur Ibtisam Wan Ismail, Raja Noriza, R.A. & Cheong, C.K. 2013. Human Trafficking in Malaysia: A Labour Market Phenomenon. Malaysia Labour Review 6(1): 28-47.
  52. Yew Siew Yong and Cheong Kee Cheok (2013). Ageing and the economic welfare of Southeast Asian nations , Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, 50 (2), December
  53. Cheong Kee Cheok (2012). Review of Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide from America by Simon Tay , Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, 49 (2): 179 - 181.
  54. Cheong Kee Cheok, Lee Kam Hing and Lee Poh Ping (2012). Chinese overseas remittances to China: The perspective from Southeast Asia , Journal of Contemporary Asia, 43 (1): 75 101.
  55. Cheong Kee Cheok, Lee Poh Ping and Lee Kam Hing (2011). Learning from the China model: What is in it for Vietnam s economic development? , Issues and Studies, 47 (4): 153 - 176.
  56. Cheong Kee Cheok (2010). Comment: Charter Cities An Idea Whose Time has Come or Should Have Gone? , Comment: Charter Cities An Idea Whose Time has Come or Should Have Gone, 47 (2): 165 168.
  57. Cheong Kee Cheok (2010). Review of: Industrial Policy and Development: The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation (2010) by Cimoli, M., Dosi, G. and Stiglitz, J.E., Oxford: Oxford University Press , in International Journal of Institutions and Economics, 2 (2): 244 - 249.
  58. Cheong Kee-Cheok, Nagaraj, Shyamala and Lee Kiong-Hock. 2009. Counting ethnicity: the National Economic Policy and social integration. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 46(1): 33-52.
  59. Kee-Cheok Cheong 2009. Ethnicity in Malaysia: an editorial note. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 46(1): 1-4.
  60. Cheong, Kee Cheok. 2007. The Return of Soros: Revisiting Malaysian 'Facts' about the Asian Crisis. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 44(2): 107-115.
  61. Cheong, K.C.1973. Production functions, capacity utilization and technological progress in developing countries: an analysis using West Malaysian data. Kajian Ekonomi Malaysia 10(2):51-58.
Books
  1. Danny Wong Tze-Ken, Cheong Kee Cheok and Lee Kam Hing (eds.) (2018) The Chinese Overseas in Malaysia in an Era of Change, Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  2. Edmund Terence Gomez, Kee Cheok Cheong and Vamsi Vakulabharanam (eds.) (2018) China, India and Southeast Asia: Paths to Development and State-Society Relations. Abingdon: Routledge.
  3. Tey Nai Peng, Cheong Kee Cheok & Rajah Rasiah (Eds) 2015. Revisiting Malaysia's Population-Development Nexus: The Past in its Future. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  4. Gomez, T.E., Bafoil, F. & Cheong, K.C. Eds. Government-Linked Companies and Sustainable, Equitable Development. New York: Routledge.
  5. Kee-Cheok Cheong, Abdillah Noh, Kuppusamy Singaravelloo, & Hwok-Aun Lee. 2013. Malaysia Workforce Development. Saber Country Report. Washington DC: The World Bank.
  6. Pham, Duc Minh, Deepak Mishra, Kee-Cheok Cheong,John Arnold, Anh Minh Trinh, Huyen Thi Ngoc Ngo, and Hien Thi Phuong Nguyen. 2013. Trade Facilitation, Value Creation and Competitiveness: Policy Implications for Vietnam's Economic Growth. Washington DC: World Bank.
  7. Kee-Cheok Cheong, Pham Minh Duc & Nguyen Thang (eds). From low income to industrialized: Vietnam in the next decade and beyond. Hanoi: The Gioi.
  8. Cheong Kee Cheok and Lim Lim Lean (1982) Demographic Impact on Socio-Development: The Malaysian Experience Canberra; Australian National University.
  9. Cheong, Kee Cheok, Khoo Siew Mun & R. Thillainathan (eds). 1979. Malaysia: Some Contemporary Issues in Socioeconomic Development. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Economics Association.
Chapter in Books
  1. Cheong Kee Cheok (2018) Introduction . In Danny Wong Tze-Ken, Cheong Kee Cheok and Lee Kam Hing (eds.) The Chinese Overseas in Malaysia in an Era of Change, University of Malaya Press: Kuala Lumpur, Chapter 1, pp. 1 12
  2. Cheong, K.C., Yew, S.Y, and Yong, C.C. (2017). The future of ASEAN-China Trade Relations. In Dittmer, L and Ngeow, C.B (Eds.), Southeast Asia and China: A Contest in Mutual Socialization (pp.187-210). World Scientific.
  3. Cheong Kee Cheok, Goh Kim Leng, Abdillah Noh, Kuppusamy Singaravelloo and Lee Hwok Aun, "Population, Human Capital and Development - The Malaysian Experience", in Tey Nai Peng, Cheong Kee Cheok, Rajah Rasiah (eds.) (2016), Revisiting Malaysia's Population-Development Nexus: The Past in its Futures, Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  4. Cheong Kee Cheok, Tey Nai Peng & Rajah Rasiah. 2016. The population-development relationship in Malaysia. Pp. 1-14 in Tey Nai Peng, Cheong Kee Cheok & Rajah Rasiah (Eds) Revisiting Malaysia's Population-Development Nexus - The Past in its Future. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  5. Cheong Kee Cheok, Goh Kim Leng, Abdillah Noh, Kuppusamy Singaravelloo & Lee Hwok Aun (2015) Population, human capital and development - the Malaysia experience. Pp. 81-98 in Tey Nai Peng, Cheong Kee Cheok & Rajah Rasiah (Eds) Revisiting Malaysia's Population-Development Nexus: The Past in its Future. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  6. Cheong, K.C., Li, R., & Zhang, M. (2015). The Chinese state, state enterprises and the global crisis. In Gomez, E.T., Bafoil, F. & Cheong, K.C. (Eds.), Government-linked companies and sustainable, equitable development (pp. 39-59). New York, NY: Routledge.
  7. Gomez, E.T., Bafoil, F. & Cheong, K.C. Introduction: The state's return to business: government-linked companies in the post-crisis global economy. in Gomez, E.T., Bafoil, F. & Cheong, K.C. (eds.). Government-Linked Companies and Sustainable, Equitable Development, pp. 1-17. New York: Routledge.
  8. Cheong Kee Cheok, V. Selvaratnam and K.L. Goh (2011). Education and, Human Capital Formation in Malaysia , in Rasiah, R. (ed.). Malaysia in the Twenty-First Century, Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press.
  9. Cheong, K.C., V. Selvaratnam and Goh K.L., 2011. Education and Human Capital Formation , in: Rajah Rasiah (eds.), Malaysian Economy: Unfolding Growth and Social Change, Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, pp. 159-184.

PAPER PRESENTED


INVITED SEMINAR
  1. "Vietnam: Trade Facilitation, Value Creation and Competitiveness" (presented by Pham Minh Duc), "Vietnam: Trade Facilitation, Value Creation and Competitiveness", World Bank and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (International) (04 Oct 2013 - 04 Oct 2013)
INVITED SPEAKER
  1. The Great Fall of China: Wishful Thinking or Reality, The 10th Asia Economic Summit, Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) (International) (04 Dec 2015 - 04 Dec 2015)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. Malaysia - ongoing work, Workforce Development (WfD), Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER), World Bank (International) (29 May 2012 - 29 May 2012)
PRESENTER
  1. Localization of Chinese Enterprises in Malaysia - A Case Study, International Conference on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Chinese Soft Power: Review and Prospect, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya & Beijing Foreign Studies University (International) (25 Nov 2015 - 26 Nov 2015)
  2. Colonial Policies on Remittances from Malaya and Singapore to China just Before and After the Second World War, Conference on the Qiaopi Trade in China and Overseas, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (International) (09 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015)
  3. The future of ASEAN-China trade relations, International Workshop: "ASEAN and China: A Mutual Socialization Contest", Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya (International) (15 Jun 2015 - 15 Jun 2015)
  4. The ASEAN Economic Community and the Brain Drain Threat: How Real is it?, Federation of ASEAN Economic Association (FAEA) 39 Conference, Thailand Development Research Institute (International) (20 Mar 2015 - 21 Mar 2015)
  5. Cheong Kee Cheok, Goh Kim Leng, Abdillah Noh, Kuppusamy Singaravelloo and Lee Hwok Aun. "Population, Human Capital and Development: The Malaysia Experience", National Conference on the Inter-relationship between Population Dynamics and Development, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, jointly with National Population and Family Development Board  (National) (26 Jun 2014 - 26 Jun 2014)
  6. Cheong Kee Cheok and Lee Poh Ping. "A Brief Review of Malaysia-China Relations since 1974: Revolution, Ethnicity, Economics and the Rise of China", Malaysia-China Relations in Conjunction with 40th Anniversary of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations, Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (National) (20 May 2014 - 20 May 2014)
  7. Education and the World Bank: From a Global to a National Perspective, Are Multinational and International Organizations and Bilateral Agencies Succeeding in Addressing the Global Education Needs of the 21st Century?, Centre for Research in International and Comparative Education (CRICE), University of Malaya (University) (26 Mar 2014 - 26 Mar 2014)
  8. Poh-Ping Lee and Kee-Cheok Cheong. "The ASEAN-Korea Partnership Retrospect and Prospects", International Conference on the Prospects of ASEAN Korea Relations, ASEAN Korea Center (International) (26 Feb 2014 - 26 Feb 2014)
  9. Southeast Asia: Short- and Medium-term Perspectives, Seminar on "Focus on Southeast Asian Markets", Asia Business Forum (National) (10 Oct 2013 - 10 Oct 2013)
  10. Kee-Cheok Cheong and Mink-Duc Pham. "What About Us? An Interim Development Paradigm for Economic Catch-up Among Technology-Challenged Countries", 10th Asialics Conference, (National) Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (International) (21 Sep 2013 - 22 Sep 2013)
  11. Qianyi Wang, Miao Zhang and Kee Cheok Cheong. "Towards More Balanced Growth: Land Consolidation as a Rural Development Strategy in China", "From Hu-Wen to Xi-Li Administration: China's Leadership Transition and its Domestic and International Implications", Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya (International) (12 Sep 2013 - 13 Sep 2013)