Khoo Boo Teik




Educational Background:

1977  BA, University of Rochester

1979  MCP, MIT

1995  PhD, The Flinders University of South Australia


Academic and Professional Career:

Dec.1986-Apr .1987     Senior Researcher, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia

Jun.1987-Feb. 1993      Lecturer, Department of Public Policy & Administration, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

May 1994-Apr.1999     Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

May 1999-Jan. 2000     Visiting Fellow, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University

Mar.2000-Apr. 2009     Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dec. 2005-Apr 2006     Visiting Research Fellow, CSEAS, Kyoto University

June 2009-March 2014 Executive Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE – JETRO), Japan

Since April 2014      Professor, GRIPS


Fields of Specialization: Politics of Malaysia and Southeast Asia, Islamic politics, Comparative analysis of leadership. Political economy and social change


Role in the Project: Political economy of Malaysia


Main Publications:

‘Being Chinese and being political in Southeast Asia’, TRaNS: Trans-National and Regional Studies of Southeast Asia, 1, 2 (July 2013): 237–258

Polics Regimes and the Political Economy of Poverty Reduction in Malaysia, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan (for UNRISD), 2012 (editor; author of Chapters 2 and 8, and co-author of Chapter 1)

‘Flows and Fallacies: James J. Puthucheary on Race, Class and State’, in Traveling Nation-Makers: Transnational Flows and Movements in the Making of Modern Southeast Asia, edited by Caroline S. Hau and Kasian Tejapira, Singapore, NUS Press; Kyoto, Kyoto University Press, 2011, pp. 209–232

‘Approaching Islam and politics from political economy: Comparisons between Indonesia and Malaysia’, Pacific Review, 24, 4 (September 2011): 463–86 (co-author: Vedi Hadiz)

Social Movements and the Crisis of Neoliberalism in Malaysia and Thailand, Institute of Developing Economies, Discussion Paper No. 238, June 2010