Hooi Hooi Lean is a professor at the School of Social Sciences (Economics Program), Universiti Sains Malaysia. She obtained her Ph.D from National University of Singapore and was a post-doctoral fellow to the Department of Economics at Monash University, Australia. Dr. Lean serves as associate editor of Capital Market Review, International Journal of Economics & Management and Frontiers in Energy; editor of J. of Asian Finance, Economics and Business and East Asian J. of Business Management. Prof. Lean is the winner of National Academic Award 2015 and Malaysia’s Research Star Award 2017 by Ministry of Higher Education. She has been awarded the ASEAN-ROK Academic Exchange Fellowship Programme in 2007, the Democratic Pacific Union (DPU) Visiting Fellowship in 2008, the International HERMES Fellowship Programme in 2009 and Faculty Exchange Fellowship from Georg-Simon-Ohm University in 2012. Dr. Lean also won the “Sangga Sangjung” & “Hadiah Sanjungan” Award for Publication from Universiti Sains Malaysia since 2006 and received research grants from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and Research Council United Kingdom.