Seminar: Malaysian Capitalism Amongst Diverse Asian Capitalisms: A New Theoretical Framework



About the Seminar

The seminar provides an analysis of Malaysia’s capitalism from the perspective of the Régulation framework (Boyer, 1990; Amable, 2003; Boyer et al, 2012). The framework is used to assess two major changes since 2009, namely, ambivalence of the changing State-Business ties and the China-oriented shift of international integration. In the seminar, special attention will be given to institutional hierarchy and institutional complementarities. Findings presented in the seminar are derived from an on-going research project attempting to assess the varieties of capitalism in Asia using methodologies in new political economy that can tackle the institutional diversity of capitalisms in very distinctive socio-economic context.

Amable, B. 2003. The Diversity of Modern Capitalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Boyer, R. 1990. The Regulation School: A Critical Introduction. New York, Columbia University Press.

Boyer R., H. Uemura and A. Isogai (eds). 2012. Diversity and Transformations of Asian Capitalisms. London: Routledge.

About the Speaker

Dr Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux (Associate Professor, Rennes 2, France) is currently conducting research at the Institute for Contemporary Southeast Asia, (IRASEC) Bangkok. She is also an Associate Researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. As an institutionalist economist, her research fields are development studies and political economy with a specific focus on Malaysia.

For registration, please fill in this form and email to by 18 July 2016.


Jul 19 2016


10:00 am - 11:30 am


ISEAS Seminar Room 2