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Dr. Bala Ramasamy has been Professor of Economics at CEIBS since 2006. Before joining CEIBS, Dr. Ramasamy was Professor of International Economics and Business and acting Director of Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham in Malaysia. Previously, Dr. Ramasamy was a faculty member at both Massey University in New Zealand and University of Macau. He has been teaching at higher institutes of learning since 1988. He has had wide experience teaching students of different backgrounds and culture in mainland China, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Ghana and the UK.

Dr. Ramasamy received his Ph.D degree from University of Leicester, UK and his Master of Social Sciences from the University of Macau, both in Economics.

Dr. Ramasamy's research interest focuses on Asian economies, Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate Social Responsibility and International Business Strategy. His research has been published in Journal of Business Ethics, World Economy, Journal of World Business, Journal of World Investment and Trade, Journal of Business Research, among others. His views are regularly sought by the media. He has been interviewed by CCTV, Bloomberg, AP, Al Jazeera, Channel NewsAsia etc. His comments have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, China Daily, Global Times and other newspaper around the world.

Outside academia, Dr. Ramasamy runs leadership and moral empowerment programmes for young teenagers.


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, China Europe International Business School