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The Asia School of Business Ranked as Malaysia’s Top Economic Research Institution


(From Left to right: Professor Athanasios Orphanides, Professor Hans Genberg and Professor Eli Remolona ranked among top 5 Economic Researchers in Malaysia)

IDEAS, “the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics” with data drawn from over 2,000 participating archives, recently ranked the Asia School of Business (ASB) as the top economic research institution in Malaysia, as of March 2020. ASB, a business school established in 2015 through a partnership between MIT Sloan and Bank Negara Malaysia – the Central Bank of Malaysia, was selected from 52 qualified institutions within the country.

Its ranking is based on several criteria, which emphasize the citations of publications by authors registered in the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) Author Service. In terms of authors, ASB also had an impressive showing with three faculty members being placed in the top five rankings, from a field of 309 authors. Athanasios Orphanides, the current Co-Chair of ASB came in first, while Hans Genberg, Professor of Economics and Associate Program Director of the Masters of Central Banking Program together with Eli Remolona, Professor of Finance and Director of Master of Central Banking Program, were placed fourth and fifth respectively.

As an institution operating in an internationalized higher education sector, ASB has invested in hiring outstanding talents among its faculty to enable the delivery of its top-notch programs. Apart from its flagship MBA program, ASB also offers an MBA for Working Professionals, a Master of Central Banking and various non-degreed Executive Education programs, attracting a high number of students from across the world.

Coming-up as the top economic research institution in Malaysia will help further cement ASB‘s position as a global knowledge and learning center while driving its mission of becoming the premier school of management and executive education in Asia. If you would like to speak to any of our faculty, kindly contact the Media Team at

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Asia School of Business

About Asia School of Business
Asia School of Business (ASB) was established in 2015 by Bank Negara Malaysia in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management to be a premier global business school, a knowledge and learning hub infused with regional expertise, insights and perspectives of Asia and the emerging economies. ASB is committed to develop transformative and principled leaders who will contribute towards advancing the emerging world.

Still under construction, ASB’s sprawling new, state-of-the-art campus in Kuala Lumpur is set to be ready within the next year.