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Dean's Biography

Dr. Azali is a well trained Cardiff Business School graduate with vast experience and excellent knowledge in many areas of applied macroeconomics. He was appointed as a tutor at the Faculty of Economics and Management UPM in 1994 before being awarded a JPA Scholarship to pursue his doctorate in Economics at the University of Cardiff, UK in 1995. His Ph.D. thesis was on “Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism: The Malaysian Experience During the Pre- and Post-liberalization Periods”. He completed his thesis in July 1998 and returned to UPM to become a lecturer.

Courses that he has taught include Money and Banking, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Applied Time Series at undergraduate level; Financial Economics and Current Issues in Financial Economics at undergraduate and graduate levels; and Advanced Macroeconomic Theory at graduate level. He is actively involved in research covering the areas of applied macroeconomics, monetary and financial economics. Since receiving his Ph.D. in 1998, he was awarded four (4) short-term grants, four (4) Intensification of Research in Priority Areas (IRPA) grants, one e-Science Fund, two (2) Research University Grant Schemes and one (1) Special Project Grant from MOHE. Within 17 years of service in UPM, he has published more than one hundred publications. His journal article published in Japan and the World Economy has been cited as a Top 10 Requested Papers in the year 2001.

His articles were published in many journals, internationally and locally such as Economic Modelling, European Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of International Business and Economics, Japan and the World Economy, International Journal of Business Research, Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Applied Financial Economics Letters, International Journal of Social Economics, Journal of Business Research, Economic Bulletin, Savings and Development, The Singapore Economic Reviews, The Asian Economic Review, Economic and Finance Indonesia, The ICFAI Journal of Industrial Economics, The ICFAI Journal of Public Finance, Journal of International Economic Review, Jurnal Analisis, Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Bankers Journal Malaysia, Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, The Chartered Secretary Malaysia, Borneo Review, Malaysian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Labuan Bulletin of International Business, Engineering Economics, Malaysian Journal of Economics Studies,  and Finance and Capital Market Review.

He has successfully supervised 59 post-graduates, which include 24 Ph.D., 16 M.Sc., 17 M.Econs and two (2) MBA students. Currently he is supervising 10 Ph.D. candidates. He has also examined 21 Ph.D and four (4) M.Sc. theses.

He has served on several committees at university and national levels. He was the Honorary Treasurer of the Malaysian Association of Agricultural Economics (2000/2002), has been a consultant to both the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to work on price stabilization model and the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry to work on balance of trade in Malaysia.

He is currently an associate editor (member of the editorial board) for International Journal of Economics and Management; an ordinary member of the American Economic Association, International Management Development Association (IMDA), Royal Economic Society, Malaysian Institute of Marketing, life member of Malaysian Association of Agricultural Economics; and former exco member of the Asia Pasific Student Service Association. He has been appointed as a referee for 13 different journals.

In recognition of his contributions to the university, he was awarded the Excellent Service Award in 1999 & 2012 and Excellent Service Certificate in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.   On 1st of July 2002 he was promoted to Associate Professor and on 1st of March 2007 he was promoted to a full Professor.  Dr. Azali’s active involvement and interest in student affairs is duly acknowledged with his appointment as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni UPM, a position to which he was appointed to from the 16th May 2004 to 15th May 2010 and Ministry of Higher Education’s Director of Development and Student Affairs Division from 1st June 2010 -31st May 2012. In 2012, his publications were cited as Top 10 Most Productive Malaysian-Based Authors in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for Publications Indexed, by the Malaysian Citation Centre, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (KPT).  Also, he has been recognized by KPT as UPM’s Top 5 Non-Science Highly Published Researchers. In June 2013, he was bestowed the ‘Darjah Kebesaran Johan Setia Mahkota’ (J.S.M) award by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.  From 1st October 2013 to 31st October 2015, he has completed his secondment to Kolej Poly-Tech MARA Sdn. Bhd., a MARA’s subsidiary as CEO cum Vice Chancellor of Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA. Since 1st October 2018, he is assigned as a Dean at Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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Updated:: 08/02/2020 [nurzatul]


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