Andrew Jia Yi Kam

Andrew Jia Yi Kam
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS)

PhD Economics

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Introduction
Andrew Jia Yi Kam currently works at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), National University of Malaysia. Andrew does research in Development Economics, International Economics and Econometrics. Their current project is 'Promoting Social Inclusion through Public Policy in Malaysia : A UNESCO-IKMAS UKM Collaboration'.
Education
May 2008 - April 2012
Australian National University
Field of study
  • Economics
January 2005 - August 2006
The University of Warwick
Field of study
  • Economics

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Publications (56)
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This study examines the potential impact of the current trade war between the United States and China on Malaysia's trade and investment. For solar exports, the immediate impact from 2017 to 2018 shows that gross and domestic exports to the United States have fallen but re-exports have increased, and Malaysia's exports and re-exports to China have...
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The 2018/19 Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP)–ADB Joint Consultation in Malaysia supports Malaysia’s policymaking for the advanced industrialization and structural reform. It covers the following three topics: 1) Charting Malaysia’s Industrial Policy for the Future, 2) Accelerating the Growth of Digital Content Industry (DCI) in Malaysia, and 3) Deve...
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There is a continuing interest in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)' e‐commerce adoption, especially from South‐east Asia, including Malaysia. The objective of this study is to examine the key determinants of SMEs embracing e‐commerce in the retail and food and beverage sector in the Klang Valley. Using a Logit model, the findings show that organ...
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Gender inequality is recognised as an impediment to economic growth and development. In Nigeria, several policies have been enacted to eliminate gender inequality. However, studies show that women are grossly marginalised, exploited, and discriminated against in their socioeconomic life. This paper examines the impact of gender inequality and femal...
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The impact of gender inequality on female employment cannot be overemphasised due to its detrimental effect on women’s well-being, empowerment, development and progress. This study investigated gender discrimination issues women face and classified the impact on female labour participation in the civil service. The study administered semi-structure...
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International trade plays an important role in Malaysia’s economy and growth performance. The emergence of the coronavirus disease in 2019 (Covid-19) and declared a pandemic at the beginning of 2020 has led to an unprecedented economic crisis in Malaysia, as in most other countries. As the number of Covid cases increased after the first case was di...
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While work within many industries increasingly involves competition and cooperation with workers in other countries, we show that national labor markets have not necessarily globalized very fast. This is because the most globally intertwined industries have tended to shed workers to less globally connected industries, creating a de-globalizing, bet...
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Gender inequality is generally perceived as a deterrent to economic growth and as a result much of effort by the United Nations, World Bank, NGOs, Nigerian government and governments around the world have been enunciated to cauterise it. While several policies have been put in place to promote gender equality in Nigeria, progress in this area is ra...
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The trade conflict between the US and China has the potential to affect Malaysia’s trade with both countries as both are important trading partners. The imposition of safeguard tariffs by the US will affect Malaysia’s solar exports to the US though its exact impact is unclear due to the complicated implementation of this tariff. The tariffs imposed...
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We take on the idea the labor markets around the world have "globalized". We show that it rests on vague definitions and very little empirical evidence. We provide better definitions, and measure three dimensions of labor market globalization for 50-82% of the world's population over time.
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A proposed framework to measure international students' satisfaction on their learning and living in Malaysia was developed based on literature reviews on international students (Chong, 2015). The proposed framework has five domains in measuring factors influencing international students' satisfaction, namely, academic internal environment, non-aca...
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In its drive to achieve a high-income country status, Malaysia aspires to attract more private investment into the services sector. However, empirical studies on the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI), especially in the services sector, are sparse, even more so at the industry level. The location theory asserts that FDI inflows into a...
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ASEAN has provided a platform for continuous discussion between leaders, which has helped the region address challenges and adapt to constantly changing circumstances. But what do the people of ASEAN think about ASEAN? What are their hopes and expectations for ASEAN as a region? Are they aware of how ASEAN institutions work on their behalf? And are...
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Trade patterns in East Asia are termed the “Factory Asia” model, whereby Asia functions as a “global factory” that imports intermediate goods from its regional networks and then assembles and exports them as finished goods to higher-income developed countries. In 2001, China’s accession into the World Trade Organisation consolidated this pattern by...
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The rise of China increased competition for foreign direct investment and exports for the ASEAN economies. It also increased ASEAN trade with China. But, are ASEAN countries able to move up the value chain in their trade with China? The objectives of this article are to examine upgrading in the information and communications technology (ICT) value...
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Productivity spillovers from multinational corporations (MNCs) to local firms have been an area of keen research interest in developing economics. Claims of positive spillovers in the form of technology transfers have been questionable, in part because of the many ambiguous conclusions obtained. The paper argues that the lack of focus in the mechan...
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Intellectual property protection has a positive effect on all four economic indicators: gross domestic product (GDP), trade, foreign direct investments (FDI) and the level of innovation. The confidence it gives investors leads to inflows of foreign capital that promote technology competition, which in turn fosters innovation. As a result, higher qu...
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The Global financial crisis (GFC) that originated in U.S has resulted in the collapse of many large financial institutions. Due to that, it had caused the downturn in U.S stock market and many other countries. Daily return of stock market in United States decrease to negative levels while volatility levels surged up to 200%. Malaysia was not an exc...
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The overall pattern of outward foreign direct investment from Malaysia indicates increasing participation in global outflows of foreign direct investment, especially to Southeast Asia. In 1980, Malaysia was ranked eleventh in the top fifteen developing and transition economies in terms of stocks of outward foreign direct investment, but it moved up...
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Although Malaysia has been an integral part of the international production fragmentation network since 1970, empirical investigations on the factors that determine the expansion of these networks are sparse. The paper examines the aforementioned empirical gap in the case of the Malaysian information, communications and telecommunications (ICT) sec...
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While Malaysia is well known as an attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), the country is also becoming a significant source of outward FDI (OFDI) as it has become a net exporter of capital since 2007. The increase in the outward investment may be due to the attractiveness of foreign host countries relative to Malaysia's domesti...
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The conclusion of the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA) in 2009 signals a potential for increased trade flows between ASEAN and India. Previous studies have focussed mainly on the welfare impact of the agreement and its impact on overall trade, especially trade in agricultural products. The first objective of this study seeks to compare the...
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Malaysia, a country which aspires to be an industrialised nation by the year 2020 is now facing the dilemma of industrialisation slowdown – ‘the middle-income trap’. The search for sources of economic growth in this paper drew attention to the productivity growth debate a la Krugman's ‘Perspiration vs. Inspiration’ discussion. The paper hypothesise...
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There is a relatively large body of literature examining ASEANChina relations, including assessments of the impact of the ASEANChina Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) on ASEAN's welfare and its trade with China. Overall, the results of these studies indicate a positive impact of ACFTA on the region's exports to China. These results differ from firm-leve...
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In the 1990s, Malaysia, along with other East Asian countries, achieved rapid economic growth rates. Research has yet to ascertain the extent to which this rapid economic growth was due to the development of global production networks. The main objective of the paper is to examine the impact of international production fragmentation on productivity...
Thesis
This thesis is a combination of four research papers that examine different aspects of industrialisation in Malaysia. Malaysia has moved from a small agricultural-based country into pioneering export-oriented manufacturing within its region. However, the nation has yet to reach a high-income status. Currently, industrialisation in Malaysia has come...
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Internationalisation of higher education in Malaysia is seen as a means for improving and empowering higher education so that the higher education institutions in the country can become comparable to the best in the world. While the government has spelt out the directions as well as some of the targets for internationalisation, higher education ins...
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This study aims to explore the trade and investment links in private higher education in Malaysia. Specifically, the study assesses whether, and if so, how trade and investment policies in general, and in the education sector in particular, are coordinated at the national level.
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Malaysia has been hosting FDI since the 1970s and has been heavily involved in global production networks (international production fragmentation) since the mid 1980s. In the 1990s, Malaysia along with other East Asian countries has achieved rapid economic growth rates which has led to the "East Asian Miracle", an adage coined by the World Bank. Li...

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Archived project
to update the existing ASEAN NTM database by collecting and validating NTMs related information for Malaysia, by drawing on information from official sources and using the UNCTAD’s NTMs classification and methodological guidelines. This consultancy falls within UNCTAD and ERIA's collaboration, which aims to identify, collect and classify NTMs of ASEAN countries. It will contribute to improving export capacities by providing trading partners with access to NTMs related information. Lastly, it will assist policy-makers in producing impact assessment analysis of trade related reforms by providing reliable and up-to-date NTMs' information.
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The following questions have been identified around which to structure the analysis of the study: (a) What are the dimensions and variances in regional regulatory requirements for trade in oil palm and its related products? (b) How does certification and labelling affect the exports of oil palm and its related products? (c) What are the challenges for the oil-palm based companies in Malaysia (and Colombia) in complying with certification and labelling schemes? (d) Are there benefits of accessing new intra- and inter-regional markets with certified palm oil products?