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Michael Schaper

Dr Michael Schaper is a Visiting Senior Fellow with ISEAS – Yushof Ishak Institute, and an Adjunct Professor with the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University, Western Australia. He was previously Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Michael.schaper@gmail.com

Articles by Michael Schaper (4)

Will Scammers Derail ASEAN’s Digital Drive?

Michael Schaper

As Southeast Asian governments push ahead with digitalisation in their respective economies, they need to be mindful that the ease and speed of digital transactions also come with new risks.

Cash, Cards And Cigarettes: Is Covid-19 Helping or Hampering The Black Economy?

Michael Schaper

It is difficult, at this stage, to predict the impact of Covid-19 on the black economy in the region. Lockdowns and the near-total ban on air travel could well affect underground trade – but only if regulators up their street smarts.

Malaysia: Land of the (Increasingly) Self Employed

Michael Schaper

The ranks of self-employed individuals in Malaysia has swelled in recent years. The government has to do more to facilitate the growth of such one-person operations

Covid-19 Doesn’t Just Take Lives. It Also Takes Livelihoods

Michael Schaper

The economic storm stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic is taking its toll on businesses. But self-employed workers are taking the brunt of it.