Dr. Shankaran Nambiar

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Research, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)


DR. SHANKARAN NAMBIAR is a senior research fellow at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER).

He is a visiting fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and a member of the academic advisory council of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

He has been a visiting scholar at the IMF and a member of the Working Group for the Malaysian Export Council. He has contributed to the drafting of the Third Industrial Master Plan and the Malaysian Consumers’ Master Plan. He has also been a member of the International Working Group on the Doha Agenda.

He has consulted for UNESCAP, UNDP, UNECLAC, ILO, ADBI, ERIA and JETRO. As a consultant, he has worked on areas such as trade policy, distributive trade, industrial development, competition policy, and poverty.

Dr.Nambiar has conducted feasibility studies on free trade agreements for international agencies such as the ASEAN Secretariat and the East-West Center, Hawaii. He has also been a resource person for capacity-building programmes sponsored by the UN in Central Asia and Southeast Asia.

He is an active commentator on economic issues. His op-ed pieces and analyses have appeared in the Nikkei Asian Review, the Interpreter, Jakarta Post, East West Center Bulletin, East Asia Forum and the Sun.