About

Saizi Xiao




Welcome to my website!


I am a Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. Previously, I have worked at University of Malaya as a Research Assistant (RA) for the High-Impact Research (HIR) Report funded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Government of Malaysia. Currently, I am working for United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Government of Malaysia joint consulting project.


Before coming to Malaysia, I obtained my master degree in Development Studies from Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. 


My research interests include development economics, economics of education and labor economics. Current doctoral research deals with the gender inequality in labor market, returns to human capital (i.e. education, language skills) and political capital (i.e. Communist Party Membership), determinants of educational performance, emotional and subjective well-being of the elderly, determinants of fertility, issues of ageing, and policy challenges of middle income trap,  in the context of East Asian and Southeast Asian countries. My research findings have been published/under reviewed by well-known ISI journals (i.e. China Economic Review; Asian Development Review) and presented on national/international academic conferences at Malaysia, China, Switzerland, Singapore, Qatar and Australia. 


For further details on these works, please click on "publications"

For further details on research work in progress, please visit "ongoing research"

For further details on conference presentation, please visit "conference presentation"

For further details on contact information, please click on "contact"



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