I am currently an economist at Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia’s sovereign development fund, where I lead the Economic Development research track. My work at Khazanah covers a wide range of development issues including, but not limited to, industrial policy, cluster development, economic complexity, demographics and political economics.

In addition, I also head the Knowledge Management team at Khazanah, covering Knowledge Systems, Events, and Publications as well as the Khazanah Resource Centre. I am the content lead for the Khazanah Megatrends Forum, an annual forum organised by Khazanah, which brings together experts and thought leaders to discuss the main mega trends, as well as to address topical matters of interest.

In 2015, I completed the 2-year MPA/ID program at the Harvard Kennedy School. I have previously served as an economist in Malaysia’s Economic Planning Unit, where I was directly involved in several national development projects. My research interests and intellectual passions are in the field of Development Economics particularly related to the long term persistence of historical events and cultural factors on economic and public policy outcomes today. I completed my undergraduate studies in Economics in 2009 at Harvard College. For more details, please see my CV below.

This blog is a collection of my writings, focusing on my columns – be it as a sole author or as a co-author – in The Edge Malaysia. My columns appear monthly in The Edge, generally in the first of a given month. My columns will appear on this blog 1 week after they have appeared in The Edge. I will also occasionally include writings from my class work.

I can be contacted at comments@nicholaskhaw.com