Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The U.S.Financial Crisis and Alternative Paradigms

2009 Violet Wurfel ASEAN Lecture Series
“The U.S.Financial Crisis and Alternative Paradigms”

Office of the UP President
Office of the UP Vice President for Academic Affairs
UP Department of Sociology
UP Third World Studies Center

March 11, 2009 (Wednesday), 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

AVR 207, Palma Hall, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City


Welcome Remarks and Background of the Lecture Series

Clemen C. Aquino
Professor and Chair
Department of Sociology
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Introduction of the Speaker

The U.S. Financial Crisis and Alternative Paradigms

Michael Lim Mah Hui 
Social, Economic, and Environment Institute (SERI)
Penang, Malaysia

3:30-3:50 Open Forum

3:50-4:00 Final Remarks from the Speaker

Kenneth Lawrence Cardenas
Department of Sociology
University of the Philippines-Diliman


Dr. Michael Lim Mah Hui’s professional background spans 30 years as an international banker and academician.

Dr. Lim worked in major international banks that included Chemical Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase) in New York and Tokyo, Credit Suisse First Boston in Singapore and Hong Kong, Deutsche Bank in Singapore and Jakarta, Standard Chartered Bank in Jakarta, and the Asian Development Bank in Manila.

Dr. Lim has a multi-disciplinary background in finance, economics and politics. He received his B.A. (Honors) in Economics from the University of Malaya, a master’s degree in International Affairs, another master’s degree in Sociology, and a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of Pittsburgh; and Certificate of Business Administration from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to his banking career, Dr. Lim did research in and taught Political Economy and Sociology at Duke University, Temple University and the University of Malaya.

Most recently he has delivered public lectures on the present international financial crisis in Tokyo at the Asian Development Bank Institute and the International Developing Economies, in Bali at the U.N. High Level Policy Dialogue on Food, Fuel and Financial Crises, in Singapore at the Singapore Economics Society and Bankers Association, in Bangkok at the Experts’ Workshop on Financing and Development in Economic Commission of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP-UN) and the Annual conference of Federation of ASEAN Economics Association, in Kuala Lumpur at the Harvard Project in Asian and International Relations and at Pricewaterhouse Coopers briefing for senior management, and in Manila at the Asian Institute of Management and the University of the Philippines.

His recent articles on the financial crisis have appeared in theBangkok Post, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Edge, the Straits Times (Singapore), The Star (Malaysia), the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, U.N., the Third World Resurgence, the Levy Economics Institute, and the Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance.

He has published the following books and manuscripts: The Ownership and Control of the 100 Largest Corporations in Malaysia (Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1981); Transnational Corporations from Developing Asian Economies, ESCAP/UNCTC Publications Series B No.7, United Nations, 1985; Women and the Industrialization Process in Asia: Close-up Study of the Thai Textile Workers (a report submitted to the Social Development Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific, Bangkok, 1986.)

He was Senior Fellow at Asian Public Intellectuals Program of the Nippon Foundation for 2007/8. He is now Fellow at the Social, Economic and Environment Institute (SERI), in Penang, Malaysia.

(Please see this link for his other lectures.)

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