Hazwan Haini


Lecturer, UBD School of Business and Economics


My research interests are focused on developing economies and economic growth using macro-, industrial- and firm-level data. I continue to examine the ASEAN economies, especially with their implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community. It will be interesting to examine whether institutional regional integration can benefit the region. I use econometric methods where applicable.


PhD in Economics from Loughborough University (2019)
MSc in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University (2015)
BSc in Banking, FInance and Management from Loughborough University (2014)


Growth Economics
Development Economics


Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Research Cluster

This project aims to examine various aspect on sustainable and inclusive growth as part of UBDSBE's research cluster. As chair of the project, we welcome collaborators and potential researchers to work in all areas but not limited to growth and development economics. The changing landscape of today's world has increased inequality raising the concerns for equitable economic development. Furthermore, we examine topics that provide support for economic with minimal impact to the environment. We believe that identifying policies that enables conditions for inclusive growth helps bridge economic, scial and environmental gaps. As chair of this research cluster, I would like to see research conducted on papers beyond growth and development economics. These include firm-level studies on SMEs or even the role of technology in promoting inclusive development.

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Haini, H. (2020). Examining the productivity of the ASEAN economies in the presence of transient and persistent efficiency. Cogent Economics & Finance, 8(1). [Online]. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2020.1805138

H. Haini (2020). The evolution of China’s modern economy and its implication on future growth. Post-Communist Economies. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.1080/14631377.2020.1793610

H. Haini (2020). Examining the spatial technological and efficiency spillovers in China’s Provinces. Cogent Economics and Finance. 8(1). [Online]. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2020.1735781

H. Haini (2020). Spatial spillover effects of public health and education expenditures on economic growth: evidence from China’s provinces. Post-Communist Economies. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.1080/14631377.2020.1722586

H. Haini (2019). Examining the relationship between finance, institutions and economic growth: evidence from the ASEAN economies. Economic Change and Restructuring. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10644-019-09257-5

H. Haini (2019). Internet penetration, human capital and economic growth in the ASEAN economies: evidence from a translog production function. Applied Economics Letters, 26(21), pp. 1774–1778