Cassey Lee

Dr Cassey Lee is a Senior Fellow and the Coordinator of the Regional Economic Studies Programme at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Dr Lee has held academic appointments at the University of Wollongong, Nottingham University Business School (Malaysia) and University of Malaya. Dr Lee received his PhD (Economics) from University of California, Irvine. His current research focuses on algorithmic economics, competition policy, structural change and political economy. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Kyklos, Journal of Economic Surveys, Computational Economics, Journal of Asian Economics, and Economic Modelling. He is currently the co-managing editor of the Journal of Southeast Asian Economies and associate editor of the Journal of Economic Surveys, Asian Economic Journal and Asian Economic Policy Review.

Articles by Cassey Lee (5)

Will Anwar’s “Madani Economy” Narrative Strengthen His Economic Leadership?

Cassey Lee

The “Madani Economy” narrative launched on 27 July hopes to project a stronger public image of Prime and Finance Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s economic leadership. It should be seen as an interim economic policy framework of the Unity government inspired by the Madani concept.

How Will Anwar Ibrahim’s Unity Government Revise Budget 2023?

Cassey Lee

New Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim has to lead his “unity government” in navigating the process of revising the country’s Budget 2023 through some significant headwinds.

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Uncertainties in Malaysia’s Economic Recovery

Cassey Lee

The war in Ukraine and the de-coupling of Russia from major economies are expected to dampen economic recovery and generate inflationary shocks. If inflation in Malaysia worsens, policymakers may have to implement a more restrictive monetary policy combined with fiscal stimulus funded by debt and petroleum royalties.

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The Ethics of Covid-19 Vaccination

Cassey Lee

Who should be vaccinated, and who should be vaccinated first are the ethical and practical questions facing all governments.

The Mid-Term Review of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan: A Glimpse of the PH Government’s Future Economic Policy Directions

Cassey Lee

The Mid-Term Review of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (MTR-11MP) is a broad overview of the PH government's future economic policy directions with emphasis on institutional reforms and reducing state-level developmental gaps that have persisted.