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Personal profile


Dr. Grace Lee Hooi Yean is a Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics with Monash University Malaysia. She is also the leader of the research cluster ‘Thriving Communities’ for the School of Business. The research cluster aims to shift marginalised communities towards becoming thriving communities. In addition, she is the principal investigator (PI) of the World Values Survey (WVS) for Malaysia (Wave 6 and Wave 7), and is one of the elected executive members of the WVSA (2022-2027).  

Her principal areas of interest are applied economics, experimental and behavioural economics. She has published numerous articles in top-tier academic journals, including Management Science, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Public Choice. As a supervisor of many honours and PhD students, she has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to teaching, earning awards such as Teaching Prizes, PVC's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Research, the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Honours Supervision, and the Dean's Award for Equity, Diversity, and Social Inclusion Research Excellence.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Experimental economics
  • Behavioural economics
  • Cultural economics

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