Senior Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Siew Yean Tham is a Senior Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. She was formerly Director and Professor of International Trade at Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She has served as a consultant to national agencies in Malaysia such as the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and international agencies, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Asian Development Bank Institute. Her research interests and publications are in foreign direct investment, international trade, trade policies, and industrial development in Malaysia and ASEAN. Her recent publication includes among others, “Moving Up the Value Chain in ICT: ASEAN Trade with China”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 46, No. 4: 680-699; 2016 (with Andrew Jia Yi Kam and Nor Izzatina Aziz); and “Institutionalization of economic cooperation in East Asia” Chapter 3 in Institutionalizing East Asia (edited by Alice D. Ba, Cheng-Chwee Kuik, and Sueo Sudo), (co-authored with Sueo Sudo), Abingdon, Routledge, 2016. She has a PhD in economics from University of Rochester, USA.