Dr. Carmelo Ferlito
Carmelo Ferlito (Verona, Italy, 1978) is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) in Kuala Lumpur.
Carmelo Ferlito earned a Master in Economics (2003) and a Ph.D. in Economic History (2007) from the University of Verona in Italy. From 2004 to 2009 he worked as researcher with several Italian universities, including University of Verona, Salento University and University of Macerata. In 2017 he was Visiting Scholar at the University of Bergamo. Between 2013 and 2019 he has taught Microeconomic Theory and Policy and History of Economic Thought at INTI International College Subang (Subang Jaya) and at Universiti Kuala Lumpur-MFI (Bangi). As recognized international speaker, he has delivered guest lectures in prestigious institutions in Malaysia, Italy, Pakistan, Singapore and Indonesia.
His research activity is devoted to further expand free market economics as taught by the Austrian School of Economics, with particular reference to business cycle analysis, capital theory and entrepreneurship.
Dr Ferlito is author of five books and more than thirty scientific papers. His latest books are Hermeneutics of Capital. A Post-Austrian Theory for a Kaleidic World (Hauppauge, NY, 2016) and Phoenix Economics. From Crisis to Renascence (New York, 2013).
He has applied his theoretical analysis to policy studies, in particular to the Malaysian property market and housing policies and to the issues of financial literacy, cost of living and agricultural policies. His opinions have been reported by several Malaysian and international media, such as The Financial Times,The Edge, The Star, The Malaysia Reserve, Free Malaysia Today,BFM 89.9,The Jakarta Post, The Business Recorder.
Carmelo Ferlito is not only a scholar. In the past ten years he developed a strong business background, working in Southeast Asia enhancing the regional business for multinational companies producing equipment for the poultry industry.
His research activity can be followed on the following page: https://carmeloferlito.academia.edu/
Ali is CEO of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) Malaysia and CEO of Islam and Liberty Network, a global platform for researchers and academics. An economist, public policy expert and a think tank professional, he has worked in the government, private businesses, NGOs, and universities.
In 2013, he founded Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME), an independent economic policy think tank in Pakistan. While in Pakistan, he developed a scorecard methodology to measure the performance of the elected government, which was acclaimed as a success by the government, political and business leaders.
As a think tank professional, Ali has been engaged as a trainer for various think tanks in South Asia, Middle East and South-East Asia.
As a consultant, Ali authored more than thirty independent studies, reports and monographs on wide range of topics including regional trade, public finance, competition policy, innovation, and youth policy. His clients included multilateral agencies, governments, non-profits and private firms.
Ali has remained actively engaged with the government as an economist and public policy expert. He has advised Competition Commission of Pakistan analyzing economic implications of legal decisions. He has also served on the Board of Punjab Saaf Pani Company, a government owned company for provisioning of clean drinking water in Pakistan. Ali played an instrumental role in writing Pakistan’s first youth policy. His evaluation of Punjab Government’s Education Vouchers scheme led the authorities to use his report as an evidence to scale up the programme significantly, which now caters to more than 200,000 students.
Ali has taught courses on Economics and Entrepreneurship as adjunct faculty for several years. Ali holds master degrees in Economics, Public Policy and Business Administration and is currently pursuing a doctorate with the University of Bath, UK. He is recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, Royal Netherlands Fellowship and Charles Wallace Fellowship. He writes op-eds for Express Tribune, a partner publication of New York Times. Ali also has several international publications to his credit.
Prof. Renato Lima de Olivera
His dissertation work at MIT analyzed the development of the oil industry and the local supply chain in Brazil, Malaysia, and Mexico, such as and the policies used for industrial upgrading and the promotion of innovation. Outside of his research and teaching activities, Renato has worked as a business reporter in Brazil with experience in newspaper, TV and radio. He has also worked as a consultant for energy, environment, and politics, including assignments for the Ministry of Energy of Mexico and the World Bank.
Professor Lima de Oliveira received his Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT. He holds a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and completed his undergraduate studies at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), where he earned a B.A. in Communication. He is also a research affiliate at the MIT Industrial Performance Center (IPC).
More about his research and professional activities can be found at the website www.lima-de-oliveira.com.
Prof. Maria Alejandra Madi
Maria Alejandra Madi holds a PhD in Economics (UNICAMP, Brazil). Her academic career includes a long-term professorship at the State University of Campinas UNICAMP (1983-2012) and visiting professorships at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and at the University of Kassel (Germany).
She currently is Director of the Green Economics Institute Academy (UK) and senior researcher and professor of economics at CEDES and FIA Business School, Brazil. She is also Chair of the World Economics Association (WEA) Online Conferences Programme, Editor of the WEA Books Conference Series and founding editor of the WEA Pedagogy Blog (weapedagogy.wordpress.com/). Because of her interest in a pluralist Economics Education, she has been Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education.
Besides having published research papers and book reviews in international journals, she co-edited some of The Green Economics Institute (UK) books, including The Greening of Global Finance, The Greening of Latin America and Values, Valuation & Valuing. She also co-edited some of the World Economics Association (UK) books: The Economics Curriculum: towards a radical reformulation, Ideas towards a new international financial architecture and Capital and Justice.
Her latest authored books include Small Business in Brazil: competitive global challenges, Pluralist Readings in Economics: key-concepts and policy-tools for the 21st century, Private Equity Globalisation: ethical business challenges, and The Dark Side of Nudges. Her forthcoming books are: A new look at the philospsophy of Keynes and Hayek: semiotic paths to complexity and Complexidade, economia e sociedade.
Among other activities, she is Vice-President of the Ordem dos Economistas do Brasil, Assistant Editor of The Open Journal Of Economics and Finance, Executive Editor of the Journal of Advances in Management Sciences and Information System and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Green Economics.
In addition to her overall research interest that lies in the economic, social and environmental challenges of globalization, her current line of investigation includes a philosophical discussion both of realism in economics and in the methodology of economics within the wider context of the philosophy of science.
Dr. Consilz Tan
Dr Consilz Tan is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business of the University of Wollongong Malaysia KDU University College. She received a doctorate from Murdoch University thanks to a study on behavioural economics. Her research areas are behavioural economics, real estate investment and decision-making.
Dr Tan has undertaken various research activities and research grants. She is also serving on the editorial board for several international journals and advisory committee for international conferences. She is a reviewer for Scopus-indexed journals, dissertation supervisor, and external examiner. She is also involved in industry collaboration projects and plays role as consultant in both the academic and the corporate world.
Dr Tan has published her researches mainly in the areas of behavioural economics, real estate investment, and teaching and learning. Tan is a certified trainer and she is regularly invited to conduct training on descriptive and inferential statistics, research methodology, dissertation supervision, and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
Dr. Christopher Lingle
Dr Christopher Lingle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977 and has been employed at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and USA.
He is a passionate supporter of human creativity and volunteer actions that lead to social harmony. To this end, he travels relentlessly to anywhere in the globe to discuss the impact of institutions and public policy on human liberty and dignity.
Currently, he is Visiting Professor of Economics in the Escuela de Negocios at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala (since 1998), Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), International Political Economic Advisor for the Asian Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (Kathmandu) and Research Fellow at Advocata (Colombo, Sri Lanka).
Dr Lingle’s research interests are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics with a focus upon emerging market economies and public policy reform in Europe, East Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa. His work has appeared as chapters in books, the international media, and scholarly journals.
Francesco Di Iorio is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Nankai University in Tianjin (China). His research interests focus on the philosophy of social science, particularly non-reductionist methodological individualism, hermeneutics, fallibilism, ordinary rationality, complex systems, and the Austrian School of Economics.
Professor Di Iorio earned a PhD in Philosophy from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales and CREA–École Polytechnique (France) in 2012. Before joining Nankai University, he held postdoctoral positions at Duke University (USA) and Sorbonne University (FMSH Fernand Braudel fellowship) and teaching positions at ESCP Europe Paris (France), Luiss University (Italy) and Southeast University (China).
He is a member of the steering committee of the Asian Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ANPOSS). Moreover, he has been awarded the Nankai One Hundred Young Academic Leaders Program Award and the Tianjin Thousand Talents Program Prize.
Dr. Matthew McCaffrey
A Lecturer in Enterprise in the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. He has also taught at the University of Illinois at Springfield and Auburn University. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Angers, an MS in economics from Auburn University, and a BA in literature from Colorado State University. He is the recipient of the 2012 Richard E. Fox Foundation Research Prize, and of the 2010 Lawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian Economics. His research focuses on entrepreneurial decision-making, the relationship between entrepreneurship and institutions, and the history of entrepreneurial ideas
Prof. David Emanuel Andersson
An Associate Professor of Management at National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. He specializes in regional and urban development studies, focusing on the effects of entrepreneurship, institutions, and infrastructural networks.
According to the late American historian and sociologist of science, Rogers Hollingsworth, Andersson’s co-authored book Time, Space and Capital (2017) is “breathtaking in its success in integrating knowledge from not only the social but also the humanistic and natural sciences.”
Andersson’s research has appeared in leading geography, planning and development journals such as Environment and Planning A, Journal of Economic Geography, Transportation Research Part A, and Urban Studies. From 2013 to 2020, he edited Cosmos + Taxis, a multidisciplinary journal that explores topics related to spontaneous orders in nature and society.
Andersson received his PhD in Regional Planning from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and his BSc in Statistics from the University of Gothenburg.
Dr. Klajdi Bregu
An assistant professor of economics at IU South Bend’s Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics. Prior to his appointment to the Leighton School faculty, Dr. Bregu taught at the University of Arkansas. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at University of Arkansas in May 2012, his MA in economics in May 2014 and his PhD in economics in August 2017.
He is an applied microeconomist with an interest in financial decision making and Austrian Economics. He uses experimental and behavioral techniques, in his research to explore how overconfidence affects human decision making. He has published research in the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and the Southern Economic Journal. In addition to this, Dr. Bregu incorporates Experimental Economics and Austrian Economics in his classes to broaden his students understanding of economic issues.