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Christopher Choong Weng Wai

Christopher Choong Weng Wai

PhD Candidate

christopher.choong-weng-wai@warwick.ac.uk 

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I am a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick and a recipient of the Chancellor’s International Scholarship. I am a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Deputy Director of Research at Khazanah Research Institute in Malaysia (currently on study leave). I was previously Economist/Programme Manager for the UNDP Country Office of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.

I hold an MSc Inequalities and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London (Distinction); MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (Distinction); and a BSc in Economics from the University of Malaya (Distinction). I was awarded the 2021 Atkinson Prize for best overall performance in the MSc Inequalities and Social Science.

My PhD research is on everyday life in Malaysia. I am supervised by Juanita Elias and Lena Rethel.

Research interests
  1. Political Economy of Malaysia
  2. Production/Social Reproduction
  3. Race, Class, Gender
  4. Affirmative Action
  5. Poverty, Inequality, Exclusion
Publications

Edited Book

  • Lee, H. A. & Choong, C. eds. (2021) Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia: Old Fractures, New Frontiers. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

Book Chapters

  • Lee, H. A. & Choong, C. (2021) Introduction: Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia. In: Lee, H. A. & Choong, C. eds. Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia: Old Fractures, New Frontiers. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021: 1-21.
  • Lee, H. A. & Choong, C. (2021) Inequality and Exclusion in Malaysia: Macro Trends, Labour Market Dynamics and Gender Dimensions. In: Lee, H. A. & Choong, C. eds. Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia: Old Fractures, New Frontiers. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021: 87-132.
  • Lee, H. A. & Choong, C. (2021) Conclusion: Old Fractures and New Frontiers. In: Lee, H. A. & Choong, C. eds. Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia: Old Fractures, New Frontiers. Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021: 323-334.

Journal Special Issue

  • Lee, H.A. & Choong, C. eds. (2019) Special Issue: Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies 36(3).

Journal Articles

  • Choong, C. (2021) Race-based affirmative action in Malaysia: Misrecognised subjectivities, enduring inequalities. Asian Journal of Social Science, 50(2): 79-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajss.2021.12.001
  • Lee, H. A. & Choong, C. (2019) Introduction: Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 36(3): 281-283.
  • Lee, H. A. & Choong, C. (2019) Inequality in Malaysia: Empirical questions, structural changes, gender aspects. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 36(3): 329-354.

Research Note

  • Choong, C., Jasmin, A.F. & Firouz, A. (2020) Income Inequality in Malaysia: Examining the Labour Income Links. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies 37(3): 270-290.

Reports

  • Khazanah Research Institute. (2020) Welfare in Malaysia Across Three Decades: The State of Households 2020 Part I. Kuala Lumpur: Khazanah Research Institute.
  • Khazanah Research Institute. (2019) Time to Care: Gender Inequality, Unpaid Care Work and Time Use Survey. Kuala Lumpur: Khazanah Research Institute.

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