Faizal Bin YAHYA 菲瑟尔 |

Faizal Bin YAHYA 菲瑟尔

Faizal Bin Yahya 菲瑟尔

Senior Research Fellow

Faizal Bin Yahya 菲瑟尔
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 5697
Fax: +65 6763 6033

Office Location

1C Cluny Road House 5
Singapore 259599


Dr Faizal Bin Yahya is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies where he leads the Economics and Business research cluster.

Prior to joining IPS, he was an Assistant Professor in the South Asian Studies Programme, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. Concurrently, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies from 2008 to 2009 (ISEAS). He has also served in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (International Policy) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) as a Foreign Service Officer. He was a member of the Singapore Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1998 and was also involved in multilateral meetings dealing with environmental issues such as climate change and transboundary hazardous wastes.

Faizal received his PhD in Economics in 2000 from the University of Sydney, Australia and was an Australian Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholar from 1994 to 1998.

Research Interests

Human capital; social capital; multicultural and societal issues; globalisation; regional synergies across Asia


  • Yahya, F. (2015). INTRACO: Blazing a trail overseas.  Singapore: World Scientific Press.
  • Yahya, F. (2015). Inequality in Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific Press.
  • Chong, A., & Yahya, F. (2014). State, society and information technology in Asia: Alterity between online and offline politics. London, UK: Ashgate Publishers.
  • Yahya, F. (2014). Foreign human capital and integration. In A. Tavidze (Ed.), A city-state, progress in economics research (Vol.29) (pp.209-228)New York: Nova Publishers.
  • Yahya, F. (2013). Transmigrant identities and human capital flows in Singapore. European Journal of East Asian Studies, 12(2), 243-267.


Conference Participation and Presentations/Speeches

  • Chair, “Future economy and employment in Singapore”, at International Conference on Business and Information 2016, Nagoya, Japan, 3-5 July 2016.
  • Presenter, “Developing high tech companies in Singapore”, at 11th Asian Academy of Management International Conference, Penang, Malaysia, 2-4 October 2015.
  • Chair, “Competitiveness of Singapore’s furniture industry and the entry of global furniture Brand IKEA”, Business at International Conference 2014, Osaka, Japan, 3-5 July 2014.
  • Chair, “Bureaucrats in business”, at International Conference on Business and information 2013, Bali, Indonesia, 7-9 July 2013.
  • Presenter, “China and India, their influence on regional dynamics and impact on smaller nations: Case study on Singapore”, at China-India Conference, organised by University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 10-11 December 2012.
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