Associate Professor Dr R Ratneswary A/P V Rasiah

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ratneswary Rasiah is currently an Associate Professor of Economics with the School of Finance and Economics. Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ratneswary’s strength lies in her ability to capture her students’ imagination as she draws on a wide range of real world cases and data to enhance and illustrate the various economic theories and concepts.  She is known for her enthusiasm, good sense of humour, innovative and engaging teaching and learning methods and her pastoral care; providing students with a conducive learning environment.

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ratneswary also conducts various workshops for students and academic staff from Taylor’s University, as well as from other institutions of higher learning and secondary schools. She is also a Certified Corporate Trainer, having conducted various trainings for Bursa Saham and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage. She has also organized and conducted numerous engaging learning activities including team-building, community outreach projects, fieldtrips, both nationally and internationally.

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ratneswary also actively undertakes research and scholarly activities. Aside from presenting papers at national and international conferences, she has also published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, aside from securing several research grants.

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA, Malaysia
  • Master Of Economics, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, -
  • Bachelor Of Economics (Hons), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Post Graduate Diploma, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, -

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Economics, Business And Management, Economic Theory, Microeconomic Theory
  • Economics, Business And Management, Economic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory
  • Economics, Business And Management, Economics/Applied Economic, Economic Development And Growth
  • Economics, Business And Management, Econometrics, Applied Econometrics

Research Interest

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  • Principles of Economics - Book
  • Evaluating the Influence of Student Response Systems on University Students Learning Experience (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Engineering Science and Technology - Article in Journals
  • Entrepreneurship in Education: Innovations in Higher Education to Promote Experiential Learning and Develop Future Ready Entrepreneurial Graduates (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. - Article in Journals
  • The impact of Happiness on Economic Growth and Community Development: A Dynamic Panel Estimation (ISI-Indexed), Revista Dilemas Contemporaneos: Educacion, Poitica y Valores - Article in Journals
  • Managing Nation Building Through Human Capital Accumulation: ASEAN Perspective (ISI-Indexed), Polish Journal of Management Studies - Article in Journals
  • A Multivariate Cointegration Analysis of the Macroeconomic Determinants of Carbon Emissions in Malaysia (SCOPUS-Indexed), International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy. In Print. (Q1, SCOPUS-indexed). - Article in Journals
  • Evaluating the Impact of Financial and Economic Factors on Environmental Degradation: A Panel Estimation Study of Selected Asean Countries. (SCOPUS-Indexed), International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy (IJEEP). (Q1, SCOPUS-indexed) - Article in Journals
  • Perception of Malaysian Women in the Labour Market does One have to be Present to be Productive? (SCOPUS-Indexed), International Journal of Engineering & Technology (Scopus-Indexed) - Article in Journals
  • Does Good Governance Matters for Happiness? Worldwide Evidence - Book Chapter
  • Education as a Political Tool for Empowering Students and the Community - Book Chapter
  • Religious Oppression: Government Regulations and Social Hostilities, The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business - Article in Journals
  • Impact of disruptive technology on Indian banking sector (SCOPUS-Indexed), International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology - Article in Journals
  • A Dynamic Heterogeneous Panel Estimation of the Impact of Income, Inflation and Happiness on Stock Returns (ERA Indexed), Global Economy and Finance Journal - Article in Journals
  • Competence development in business undergraduates: The role of formative assessment and humour (SCOPUS-Indexed), New Educational Review - Article in Journals
  • Time series analysis of the impact of consumption and energy use on environmental degradation: Evidence from Malaysia (SCOPUS-Indexed), Kajian Malaysia - Article in Journals
  • The Economic Antecedents of Human Well-Being: A Pooled Mean Group Estimation of Dynamic Heterogeneous Panel (SCOPUS-Indexed), Advanced Science Letters - Article in Journals
  • The Impact of Holistic Education Approaches on First-Year Experience of Business Undergraduates: Promoting Interactive and Creative Learning Environments, Taylor s 7th Teaching and Learning Conference - Article in Journals
  • The Pursuit of Happiness: Does the Economy Matter? (ISI-Indexed) - Article in Proceeding
  • Transformative Higher Education Teaching and Learning: Using Social Media in a Team-Based Learning Environment., Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Article in Journals
  • The impact of income, health expenditure and pollution on happiness: a global perspective, Journal of International Economic Review - Article in Journals
  • The Impact of Parental Influence on the Reading Habits of Gen Y adults: A Generalized Linear Model Analysis, International Journal of Education Economics and Development - Article in Journals
  • The Effect of Stress Factors on the Reading Habits of Generation Y., InInternational Journal of Interscience Management Review (IMR), - Article in Journals
  • The Reading Habits and Attitudes of Gen Y Students: Challenges of Reflective Learning, Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Education - Article in Journals
  • Macroeconomic Activity and the Malaysian Stock Market: Empirical Evidence of Dynamic Relations, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research (IJBFR) - Article in Journals


  • The Role of Heuristics in Price Cognition,  Sub-Project Leader2019 to 2020, International
  • The macroeconomic determinants of environmental degradation: A dynamic panel estimation study of the environmental Kuznet's curve for carbon emissions,  Co-researcher2018 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • Investigating the antecedents of happiness among university students in Malaysia: A structural equation modeling approach,  Project Leader2018 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • Exploring the effects of emotional climate in enhancing financial literacy among Malaysian university students: Emotional connectedness and financial decisions,  Co-researcher2018, Taylor's University
  • The antecedents of retirement preparedness: Are Malaysians personally and financially prepared for their Golden Years?,  Project Leader2017 to 2021, Taylor's University
  • The Economics of Liveable and Sustainable Cities in the Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley ,  Co-researcher2017 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • Financial Conditions and the Economy's Impact on the Citizen's Well-being,  Project Leader2014 to 2015, Taylor's University
  • The Macroeconomic and Socioeconomic Determinants of Happiness and the Impact of Happiness on Economic Growth: A Global Perspective. ,  Co-researcher2012 to 2014, Private
  • The Determinants of Tourism Demand in Malaysia: The Impact of Macroeconomic Activities and Crime ,  Project Leader2011, Taylor's University

Awards and Stewardship

  • Best Paper Award in Humanities domain for the paper titled "The Impact of Happiness on Economic Growth and Community Development: A Dynamic Panel Estimation"., Conference, Academy of Business, Marketing and Supply Chain Management (AiBMA), Best Paper Award , 2017
  • Best Paper Award for International Conference on Educational Technology (ICET-2011), Conference, Interscience Research Network (IRNet), India, Best Paper Award , 2011
  • Chairman's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Education, Taylor's University, Teaching , 2006

Paper Presented

  • A Structural Equation Modelling Study of the Determinants of Retirement Preparedness, 6th ASEAN International Business Conference 2019 "ASEAN Economic Community - Driving Sustainable Growth" (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 11/09/2019 to 13/09/2019
  • Using Well-Being Research to Transform Our World , 9th International Conference on Sciences, Technology and Social Sciences (CONFERENCE), PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER , 13/04/2019 to 14/04/2019
  • The Role of Human Capital on Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence of ASEAN-5 Countries, THE Ist INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS (CONFERENCE), Co-Author for the paper presented , 17/03/2019 to 18/03/2019
  • Entrepreneurship in Education: Innovations in Higher Education to Promote Experiential Learning and Develop Future Ready Entrepreneurial Graduates, 10th EURECA 2018 Conference (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 27/06/2018 to 27/06/2018
  • The Impact of Income, Inflation and Happiness on Stock Returns: A Dynamic Heterogeneous Panel Estimation , 17th Malaysian Finance Association Conference 2015 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 02/06/2015 to 04/06/2015
  • A MULTIVARIATE COINTEGRATION ANALYSIS OF THE MACROECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF CARBON EMISSIONS IN MALAYSIA , Terengganu Multidisciplinary International Conference (TEMIC) 2018, 31st March to 1st April 2018 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 31/03/2018 to 01/04/2018
  • The Pursuit of Happiness: Does the Economy Matter?, International Conference on Contemporary Economic Issues (ICCEI) (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 10/12/2014
  • Transformative Higher Education Teaching and Learning: Using Social Media in a Team-Based Learning Environment, Taylor's 6th Teaching and Learning Conference (TTLC) (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 23/11/2013
  • Antecedents of Carbon Emissions: A Dynamic Heterogenous Panel Estimation Study of ASEAN-5 Countries. , 3rd Applied Financial Modelling Conference 2017 (AFM2017). (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 08/11/2017 to 09/11/2017