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Profesor Madya Dr. Evan Lau Poh Hock

Evan Lau is a well-trained Universiti Putra Malaysia graduate with vast experience and research excellence covering the areas of International Economics with numerous applications of econometrics techniques. He joined the Faculty of Economics and Business Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2005. He is the Managing Editor of International Journal of Business and Society (IJBS). He was the Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate at Faculty of Economics and Business from 2016 – 2017 and also the Director of Centre for Business, Economics and Finance Forecasting (BEFfore), UNIMAS from 2013 – 2016. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge from October 2013 – April 2014. As of today, his journal articles publications stand at 87. In addition, he has 84 research papers published as chapters in books, conference proceedings, working papers, newsletters and newspaper articles. His excellence in research has brought him several award winnings. These include: 3 times recipients of Young Researcher Award in UNIMAS; 2 times recipients of the Excellent Service Award, numerous research medals from several Research Expos (ITEX, UNIMAS and UPM), best papers from several conferences and Highest Impact Journal Paper Award (Social Science Cluster) for UNIMAS. He provides lectures, consultations and supervisions to students. To date, he has 59 post-graduate students under his supervision. Those who had completed include 4 Ph.D (Economics), 11 Master of Science (Economics) and 37 students from Corporate Master in Business Administration (CMBA). He has examined 36 postgraduate thesis and 136 undergraduate research projects. As an active researcher, he has been awarded a total of 27 research grants. He was listed among the Top 10% economists in Malaysia in 2008 and the Top 12% in Asia in 2012 by the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) database. He is among the highly cited authors in UNIMAS.