Economics and Business 2021-03-02T15:32:03+08:00
Economics and Business

functioning and efficient market system is essential to a flourishing economy and consumer choice. Malaysia’s New Economic Model (NEM) envisions an environment where entrepreneurs and the private sector both big and small becomes the engine of our growth.

Since 2016 we have created a unique platform called the IDEAS Exchange to:

  • provide a space for stakeholders from government, business, academia, and civil society to work together to discuss regulations that better facilitate economic growth
  • promote a market-friendly regulatory environment and healthy competition

Within the IDEAS Exchange umbrella, we conduct the following activities:

  • production of policy papers
  • targeted briefings to key policymakers
  • roundtable discussions
  • ongoing research activities
  • continuous media and social media advocacy


  • Business Regulations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Taxation Reforms
  • International trade
  • State-owned enterprises
  • New Economic Model


Dr. Carmelo Ferlito

Senior Fellow

Dr. Ferlito is the Commercial Director Southeast Asia at Petersime NV (Belgium) and Adjunct Professor at INTI International College Subang. His research is devoted to developing the Austrian School of Economics paradigm, with particular focus on business cycles and capital theory. Dr. Ferlito also writes for Forbes.