17 Oct'14 - Sustainable, Livable Cities: What Can We Learn from Traditional Islamic Cities

Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the Penang state government is proud t...

Penang In History

少了五大家族,槟城的故事仿若也缺了一角。让我们一起走入时光隧道,聆听五大家族(邱、谢、杨、林和陈)和槟城崛起与繁荣的故事…… Let’s discover the story...

15-16 Sept'14 - The “Federalism in Malaysia: Design and Practice” Conference

Penang Institute, the public policy think tank of the Penang state government is proud t...

Calling all George Town enthusiasts

Penang Institute is planning a study of the public realm in the George Town World Herita...

Penang In Asia Lecture Series - Lessons from the Financial Crisis for the Future of Asia

by Dheepan Rathakrishnan The Penang in Asia Lecture series is a lectureship awarded under...

  • 17 Oct'14 - Sustainable, Livable Cities: What Can We Learn from Traditional Islamic Cities

  • Penang In History

  • 15-16 Sept'14 - The “Federalism in Malaysia: Design and Practice” Conference

  • Calling all George Town enthusiasts

  • Penang In Asia Lecture Series - Lessons from the Financial Crisis for the Future of Asia

economics
Economic Studies
The Economics Section undertakes active research into economics issues in Penang, Malaysia, South East Asia and Asia. We provide high impact, academically grounded, impartial and cutting edge analysis on the issues concerning the middle income trap, sustainable development and the growth of economies. We also look into business issues such as corporate governance, corporate financing and financial supervision.
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urban
Urban Studies
The Urban Studies research cluster develops research and evidence for the formulation of policy which can promote the long-term sustainable development of Penang. The thematic areas of focus; sustainable urban development, housing and transport are brought together holistically to promote more joined up policy thinking.
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Brain drain in numbers
We provide you the stark figures on the brain drain phenomenon that is going on in Malaysia. Table 1: Annual net wages in Malaysia compared to other countries, 2013. Note: All wages have been adjusted for income tax and purchasing power. Categories are based on the International Labour Organization’s standard occupation code. ompared to average wages in Singapore, the UK and Australia, Malaysia’s wages are lagging far behind. A person of managerial rank in Malaysia, for example, earns only one-third of the wages in Singapore...
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nusantara
Nusantara Studies
Nusantara Studies serves as a platform to foreground the worldview of intellectuals, literary and cultural figures and institutions of knowledge that have relevance to Penang and also have connection with the cultures of the Nusantara. Penang, which was once a very cosmopolitan meeting point of trade, culture and knowledge, was responsible for forging changes in society.
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politics
Political & Social Analysis
A diverse team of scholars trained in political science, economics, international relations, gender studies, psychology and forensic science, we work on various issues and concerns related to political institutions and socio-economic policies in Penang and Malaysia. Our current projects cover federalism, constituency redelineation, social welfare policies in Penang, marginalization of Indians in Penang, women participation in workforce and education policy. Our works are part of the larger efforts of the
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heritage
History Studies
The History Studies of the Penang Institute focuses mainly on the history and heritage research of Penang and its region. This research intends to offer new ways to understand the connections between the past and present which throws light on social, economical, cultural and political changes in Penang and its surrounding states, but also Southeast Asia as a whole.
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Exporting grey matter: What is the brain drain costing us?

Can there really be any benefits to the persistent brain drain out of Malaysia? The numbers seem to say so. But knowledge and skills are intangible commodities…
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From the CEO's Desk

Press Statement on GST - 13 October 2014

Dr Lim Kim Hwa, Chief Executive Officer and Head of EconomicsDr Lim Chee Han, Senior AnalystMs Ong Wooi Leng, Senior AnalystMr Tim Niklas Schoepp, Visiting…
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