Areas Of Expertise

Economic Development
Commodity Markets

Wee Chian Koh


Dr. Wee Chian Koh joined AMRO in February 2023. He is currently the desk economist for Malaysia and back-up economist for Japan.

Prior to joining AMRO, Dr. Koh was Senior Researcher and Head of Economics and Finance at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies in Brunei Darussalam. His work covered surveillance of the Brunei economy and policy research on fiscal policy, economic diversification, productivity, unemployment, energy, transport, trade facilitation, and SME development. He was also a member of the Brunei Macroeconomic Development Committee from 2020 to 2022.

Between 2018 and 2022, Dr. Koh also worked as an economist and consultant at the World Bank, where he focused on surveillance of commodity markets and analytical research on global recessions, debt crises, inflation, and informality. He has authored more than 100 articles, which have been published in reputable journals, as well as book chapters, policy papers, and development blogs.

Dr. Koh holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University and a M.Sc. in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).