Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board consists of senior national and international people, known to have advanced education background and experience from academic institutions, international development agencies and the private sector.

Prof. Hal HillProf. Hal Hill

Australian | H.W. Arndt Professor Emeritus

Industry Economics & Industrial Organization, Economic Development & Growth, and Urban & Regional Economics

PhD in Economics, Australian National University Master in Economics, Monash University
H.W. Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies in the Arndt Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.
Author/editor of 18 books and about 160 journal articles and book chapters. Books since 2000 include The Indonesian Economy, The Philippine Economy (co-edited with Arsenio Balisacan), Malaysian Development Challenges (co-edited with Tham Siew Yean and Ragayah Haji Mat Bin), and Regional Dynamics in a Decentralized Indonesia.
Visiting academic appointments at the University of the Philippines, Gadjah Mada University, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Oxford University, Colombia University, the International University of Japan, the Tinbergen Institute, the National University of Malaysia, the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, and Freiburg University.
Serves on various boards and committees, and is a frequent lecturer on various aspects of the Southeast Asian economies. Advised and consulted to the Australian Government, the Indonesian Government, Asian Development Bank, World Bank and various United Nations agencies.
Other Positions Held
Editorial board of 14 academic journals Convene the annual H.W. Arndt Memorial Lecture at ANU.

Prof. Shujiro Urata Prof. Shujiro Urata

Japanese | Senior Research Advisor to President of ERIA

International Economics and Development Economics

PhD (Economics), Standford University
MA (Economics), Standford University
2009Senior Research Advisor to President of ERIA
2005Professor, Graduate School of Asia- Pacific Studies, Waseda University
2001Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
1997- 1999Director General, Research Institute, People’s Finance Corporation
1996Research Fellow, Japan Centre for Economic Research
1988- 1993Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University
1986- 1988Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University
1981- 1986Economist, The World Bank
1978- 1981Research Associate, Brooking Institute Washington, DC
Other Positions Held
Editorial Board Member of Academic Journal Co-editor of Asian Economic Policy Review

Prof. Hor Peng Prof. Hor Peng

Cambodian | Rector National University of Management

Public Law, Constitutional Law and Education Management

PhD in Public Law (Constitutional Law), Nagoya University
Master in Public Law, Nagoya University
Dr. Hor Peng currently serves as Rector of the National University of Management in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He has published extensively in the field of constitutional law.
His publications include: The Constitution of Cambodia: Towards Constitutional Revolution (2006); Legal Transformation in Cambodia (2006); The Development of Legal Education in Cambodia (2007); The Law from Cambodian Image (2008); The Role of Cambodia’s Parliament in Current Development (2008); Constitution and Interpretation, in Cambodian Yearbook of Comparative Legal Studies (2010); Separation of Powers in Cambodia in Cambodian Yearbook of Comparative Legal Studies (2011); The Constitutional Evolution of Cambodian Women’s Rights (2012); Introduction to Cambodia Law (2012); and The Development of Cambodian Constitution (2013).
Dr. Hor Peng is currently leading a book project on Introduction To Cambodian Constitutional Law.
Dr. Hor Peng is an experienced Rector with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. He was the Dean of Royal University of Law and Economics during 2009-2011.
Other Positions Held
Editorial board for various publishers especially in areas of public laws and constitutional laws.

Dr. Jayant Menon Dr. Jayant Menon

Malaysian | Visiting Senior Fellow ISEAS – Yusof Ishak

Trade, Investment, Regional Cooperation and Economic Development

PhD (International Economics), University of Melbourne
B.Ec (Hons, First Class), Economics, La Trobe
2020Visiting Senior Fellow at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute) Trade and Investment
1999- 2020Lead Economist, Asian Development Bank Trade policy, regional cooperation, international finance, and economic development
2010- 2011External Fellow, Economic Research Australian National University
2001- 2008Board Director Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI)
2005- 2007Senior Research Fellow Asian Development Institute
1998- 1999Associate Professor American University
1993- 1998Senior Fellow Monash University
Other Positions Held
Editorial Board, Journal of Asian Economic; and Journal of Asian Economic Integration and Foreign Trade Review

Dr. Cheng Cheng Dr. Cheng Cheng

Chinese | Chief Economist Made in Africa

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Industrialization and Special Economic Planning

PhD in Political Sciences, Nanjing University, School for International Studies
MA of Law in International Politics, Nanjing University, School for International Studies
2018Chief Economist, Made In Africa Initiative Feasibility Studies for Special Economics Zones for Rwanda, Ghana, Togo & Ivory Coast. Member of the consultative committee for both China Exim Bank and China Development Bank
2017- 2019Senior Advisor, UNDP Asia Pacific Belt and Road Initiative and other industrial cooperation projects
2016- 2018Research Fellow, Department of Industrial Economics, Renmin University of China, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
2014- 2016Affiliated Researcher (Non-resident), China Africa Research Initiative Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
2012- 2013Associate Visiting Researcher Johns Hopkins University
A frequent contributor for most mainstream media in China and the English world, on issues such as African economy, the Global South, SDGs, China Africa relation, etc.

Dr. Cassey Lee Dr. Cassey Lee

Malaysian | Senior Fellow ISEAS – Yusof Ishak

Regional and Sectoral Economics Studies

PhD (Economics), University of California, Irvine
M.Phil., Economics, University of Cambridge
B.Econ., Honors Class I, University of Malaya
2014Senior Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak
2012- 2013Head of Postgraduate Studies School of Economics, Faculty of Commerce University of Wollongong
2010- 2014Senior Lecturer School of Economics, University of Wollongong
2006- 2010Associate Professor of Industrial Economics Nottingham University Business School University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
2006- 2009Chairperson, PhD Committee Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
2000- 2006Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administration University of Malaya
1991- 2000Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Administration University of Malaya
1988- 1990Senior Administrative Officer Loans Division Public Finance Berhad / Public Bank Berhad
Other Positions Held
Co-Managing Editor, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies Associate Editor: Journal of Economic Surveys.