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English, Mandarin, Malay

Areas of expertise:
Natural Resource (Fisheries) Economics

Tai Shzee Yew was born in Malacca where he received his primary and secondary education. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Economics from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1980. He graduated with the Master of Economics (Agricultural Economics) degree from the University of New England, Australia in 1984 with sponsorship from the Agricultural Development Council, USA. He received his Ph D degree in Fisheries Economics from the Simon Fraser University, Canada in 1992 sponsored by scholarship from International Development and Research Center of Canada.

Before he began his academic career, Tai Shzee Yew had a brief attachment at the Johore State Department of Agriculture in 1980. His academic career began as a tutor in 1981 and as a lecturer in 1984 at the Faculty of Economics and Management, UPM. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1997 and became a full Professor in 2007. While in UPM, he has held several administrative positions such as the coordinator of the UPM/IDRC Graduate Fisheries Economics Specialization Program and the UPM/IDRC Pre-Master Program in Economics from 1985-1988, head of the Bioresources and Environmental Policy Laboratory at the Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies, UPM (2005-2007). Since 1st September 2007, Tai Shzee Yew has been the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Industry and Community Relations), Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Tai Shzee Yew’s research interest is in policy analysis and modeling of the fisheries sector, as well as valuation of natural resources. He has more than 100 papers published in local, regional and international journals, contributed chapters in books and conference proceedings or presented at seminars and conferences. He has also published 5 books and proceedings. He has been actively involved in consultancy works for both the Malaysian government and international agencies such as the Malacca State Government, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research, Maritime Institute of Malaysia, Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority, Malaysian Agricultural Marketing Authority, Department of Fisheries Malaysia, International Development and Research Center, Food and Agricultural Organisation, WorldFish Center, International Centre for Living Aquatic Resource Management, Agriculture Development Council, Japanese International Cooperation Agency, Institute for International Trade Negotiations and Hewlett Foundation. He has been invited as a resource person to deliver lectures and talks in areas pertaining to natural resource economics, particularly on fisheries economics, modeling and management, as well as economic and business statistics and econometrics. Together with his colleagues, he has supervised and graduated more than 10 postgraduate students.

With his contributions in teaching and research, he has received several awards and recognitions from international and national institutions. They include the Excellent Service Award from UPM for 2002, 2003 and 2004, the Best Paper Award in the 2nd International Borneo Business Conference (IBBC 2006), the International Educator of the Year Award by the International Biographical Center Cambridge in 2003, the D.H. Drummond Dissertation Prize by the University of New England, Australia in 1984, the Malaysian Agricultural Economic Association (PETA) Gold Medal Award, and the Dunlop Award.

1. Tai Shzee Yew, Kusairi, M. N., Ishak, O., and Nik Mustapha, R. A. (In Press). “Modeling and Projection of Fish Supply and Demand in Malaysia.” Journal of International Business Studies.

2. Tai Shzee Yew, Kusairi M. N., Nik Mustapha R. A., and Ishak O. (2007). “Fisheries Sector Development.” Chapter 22 in Fatimah M. A. et al., 50 Years of Malaysian Agriculture: Transformational Issues, Challenges and Direction. Universiti Putra Malaysia.

3. Kusairi Mohd Noh and Tai Shzee Yew. (2007). “Business Enterprises and Environmental Responsibility.” Malaysian Business, Sept 16: pp 4-6.

4. Tai Shzee Yew (2006). “Economic Valuation of Marine Fisheries Resource Change in the Straits of Malacca: A Resource Accounting Approach”. In Mohd Nizam Basiron and Amir Dastan (eds.), Proceedings of the MIMA International Conference on Building a Comprehensive Security Environment in the Straits of Malacca. 11-13 October, 2004, Kuala Lumpur.

5. Tai Shzee Yew and Kusairi Mohd. Noh (2006). “Reversing the Tide of Deficit Food Bills: Stragies and Options for Increasing and Sustaining Fish Production in Malaysia. Options Vol 11 No 1. Institut Kajian Dasar Pertanian dan Makanan, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

6. Linda Waty Zen, Nik Mustapha Raja Abdullah dan Tai Shzee Yew. (2002). Technical Efficiency of the Driftnet and Payang Seine (Lampara) Fisheries of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Asian Fisheries Science Journal Vol 15(2).

7. Matsuda, Y., S.Y. Tai and Kusairi Mohd. Noh. (2002). “The fishery as a strategic sector for coping with environmental problems in the Straits of Malacca.” In F.M. Yusoff, M. Shariff, H.M. Ibrahim, S.G. Tan and S.Y. Tai (eds.), Tropical Marine Environment: Charting Strategies for the Millenium: pp 211-221. Malacca Straits Research and Development Centre (MASDEC), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.

8. Kusairi Mohd Noh dan Tai Shzee Yew (2001). “Fisheries Resource Accounting for Sabah and Sarawak.” Chapter 6 in Tai Shzee Yew and Alias Radam (eds.) Selected Readings on the Economic Analysis of Industry and Natural Resource, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

9. Tai Shzee Yew dan Alias Radam (2001). Selected Readings on the Economic Analysis of Industry and Natural Resource. Universiti Putra Malaysia. Pp. 189.

10. Tai Shzee Yew and Kusairi Mohd. Noh (2001). “Sustainable Income Contributions of Fisheries Resources in Sabah: A Natural Resource Accounting Approach.” Borneo Review Vol. 12 No. 1: 29-50.

11. Tai Shzee Yew and Kusairi Mohd. Noh. (2001). “Optimal Depreciation on the Fisheries Resources in Sabah and Sarawak.” Chapter 7 in Alias Radam and Fatimah Mohd Arshad (eds.), Reedings on Malaysian Economy: Issues in Food and Agriculture: pp 131 – 159. Imagepac Print (M) Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur.

12. L.W. Zen, S.Y. Tai and N.M. Raja Abdullah. (2000). “Socioeconomic Characteristics of Payang Seine (Lampara) and Driftnet Fisheries in West Sumatra, Indonesia.” Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly vol. 23 No. 4: 33-37.

13. Tai Shzee Yew, Kusairi Mohd. Noh dan Nik Mustapha Raja Abdullah. (2000). “Valuing Fisheries Depreciation in Natural Resource Accounting.” Environmental and Resource Economics 15: 227-241.

14. Kusairi Mohd Noh, Tai Shzee Yew and Tengku Aizan Tengku Hamid (1997). “Population Characteristics and Trends of Fishing Communities in Malaysia and Their Relationship to the Level of Exploitation of Fisheries Resources”, in Report of the Workshop on Population Characteristics and Change in Coastal Fishing Communities, Madras, India, 10 - 14 March 1997, FAO Fisheries Report No. 566, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

15. Tai Shzee Yew and Terry Heaps (1996). “Effort Dynamics and Alternative Management Policies for the Small Pelagic Fisheries of Northwest Peninsular Malaysia”. Marine Resource Economics (11) : 1-19.

16. Tai Shzee Yew (1996). “Optimal Bioeconomic Exploitation of the Demersal Fisheries in Northwest Peninsular Malaysia”. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities 4(1): 1-12.

17. K. Kuperan, Kusairi Mohd. Noh and Tai Shzee Yew (1996). The Income Impacts of Artificial Reefs: A Malaysian Case Study. In Richard Pollnac (ed.), Fish Aggregating Devices in Asia and the Pacific. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

18. Kusairi Mohd. Noh and Tai Shzee Yew (1995). “A Bioeconomic Analysis of the East Johore Prawn Fishery”. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Himanities 3(1) : 31 - 45.

19. Tai, Shzee Yew (1994). Bio-Socioeconomic Modelling of Management Alternatives for the Small Pelagic Fishery in Peninsular Malaysia. FAO Fisheries Report No. 499 Supplement, Rome.

20. Kusairi Mohd. Noh, K. Kuperan and Tai Shzee Yew (1993). “Incidence and Determinants of Nonfishing Employment among Fishermen: Case Study of the State of Malacca, Malaysia”. The Malaysian Journal of Agricultural Economics 10: 1 - 21.

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