Emil Zahrin Haji Ali



Emil graduated from the University of Loughborough, United Kingdom with a BSc (Hons) in Business Economics and Finance (2006) and started his working career as an Education Officer. With a keen interest in doing research as well as teaching higher institutions, he moved to Universiti Brunei Darussalam as a Tutor in 2007. He went to study abroad that same year and completed his Master in Public Administration (MPA) with distinction from the University of York, United Kingdom.

In June 2009, he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Universiti Brunei Darussalam School of Business and Economics (UBDSBE) where he teaches a range of modules including public organizations, public budgeting and finance, strategic public management, public management, public finance and the economic aspects of public policy.

He is interested in the areas of public sector finance including (but not limited to) financing public goods and services, welfare spending, privatisation and public private partnership.


B.Sc (Hons) Business Economics and Finance; Loughborough University
MPA (Distinction); Master of Public Administration; University of York


Public Sector Finance, Economics for Public Policy, Public-Private Partnerships


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1. Haji Ali, E. (2011) “Understanding Budgetary Growth in Expanding the Welfare State: The East Asian Welfare State Experience” Lambert Academic Publisher.
2. Haji Ali, E. (2011) “An Exploration of Social Work Education and Profession in Brunei Darussalam”, paper presented to the International Conference of Social Welfare Issues in the ASEAN Region, Jakarta, 27-28 October."


Grant type: Others, Grant Number: , Project Title: , Investigators (PI/Co-PI): , Funding Details: , Start Date: 28/03/2010, End Date: 28/03/2016


Coordinator of Executive Development Programme for Government Officers (2016 - Present)