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Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Mohamed Ariff bin Abdul Kareem

Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Mohamed Ariff, a specialist in International Economics, is the Distinguished Fellow of Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) after retiring as the Executive Director of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER). Previously he held the Chair of Analytical Economics at the University of Malaya where he had also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration. He was conferred emeritus professorship by the University of Malaysia in August 2004 and 'Datukship' by His Majesty the King in June 2007.

Ariff obtained his B.A. First Class Honours and M.Ec. at the University of Malaya. He completed his Ph.D. programme at the University of Lancaster, England, in 1970, as Commonwealth Scholar. He had a brief stint the private sector as the Chief Economist at the United Asian Bank in 1976.

He has authored, co-authored and edited many books and monographs, in addition to publishing numerous articles in academic journals and mass media. His book "The Malaysian Economy: Pacific Connections" - published by Oxford University Press - won the prestigious Tun Razak Award in 1993.

Most of his works deals with international trade, foreign direct investments and regional economic integration. In addition, he has also made some pioneering contributions to the theoretical an empirical literature in the field of Islamic Economics. Ariff is currently Vice President of East Asian Economic Association and Vice President of the International Association for Islamic Economics. He has served as a board member in a number of bodies including the Inland Revenue Board in Malaysia. Currently he sits on the boards of National Productivity Corporation (NPC) and the HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad (HBMY).

Ariff has participated in numerous international conferences around the globe. He has served as Consultant to many international organisations including the World Bank (Washington DC), UNIDO (Vienna), OECD Development Centre (Paris), Commonwealth Secretariat (London), UNCTAD (Geneva), UNCRD (Nagoya), ESCAP (Bangkok) and Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah).

Ariff was attached to the Institute of Developing Economies in Tokyo (April-November 1974), the Australian National University in Canberra (November 1974), the Australian National University in Canberra (Novemeber 1983-July 1984) and the East-West Center in Honolulu (October 1989-July 1990) as Visiting Research Fellow.

Ariff is also professionally affiliated to several institutions including the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore and International Center for Studies on East Asian Development (ICSEAD) in Kitakyushu, Japan. Other hats he wears include such editorial positions as Correspondent Editor of Asia-Pacific Economic Literature (Canberra), and Advisor to Asian Economic Policy Review (Tokyo) RISdigest (New Delhi) and Asian Development Review (Manila) and Asian-Pacific Development Journal (Bangkok)

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