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Ms Sharmila Thinagar

School of Business and Management


  • BA (Hons) Business and Management, University of Sunderland (2014)
  • Master of Economics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2016)
  • PhD in Economics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Ongoing)

Research Interest

  • Stock Market Volatility

Teaching Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Economics
  • Organisational Behaviour
Teaching and Industry Experience


Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) – National University of Malaysia (UKM) – (2016-2019)

  • Trade Competitiveness in Malaysia (Palm Oil Sector) Project Code: EP-2015-068.
  • Pergerakan Harga Kelapa Sawit Berdasarkan Faktor Kejutan Luaran dan Dalaman serta Kesannya ke atas Firma berorientasikan Sawit dan Pertumbuhan Ekonomi Negara

Project Code: EP-2019-005.



             Quest International University Perak (2020-current).

Research Experience
  • Monetary Economics
  • Stock market volatility
  • Socio-economy of B40
Committee involvement

Social Responsibility

  • FASILITATOR in Building a Traditional Hut, Teaching English and Computer Class Organized by Orang Asli Temuan Sosioeconomic Programme Kampung Kachau Semenyih. (Research Code: EP-2015-001).
  • ASSISSTANT SECRETARY for Projek Kraf Warisan Orang Asli Temuan (Projek Sosioekonomi Orang Asli Temuan Kampung Kachau Semenyih).
  • Committee Member for Campaign “Rumahku Syurgaku” (Projek Sosioekonomi Orang Asli Temuan Kampung Kachau Semenyih).
  • Education Level and GDP Growth in Malaysia. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 2nd CHREST International Conference (2015): Transforming Human Capital for Global Competitiveness.
  • Stock Price and Foreign Exchange Rate in Malaysian Context. Paper presented at Social Science Postgraduate International Conference (SSPIS) 2015 in University Science Malaysia (USM).
  • Crude Palm Oil Price Forecasting in Malaysia: An Econometric Approach in Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia (Scopus).
  • The Causal Direction of Equity Returns Volatility: Evidence from Selected Developed and Emerging Markets Economies in International Journal of Economics & Management (Scopus).
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