Woo, The Lucky Economist

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

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Penang has produced many economists who have made substantial impact on the global stage. Prof Woo Wing Thye of Thean Teik Road is one of the foremost among them. As a young boy, he was curious about the outside world, and managed to clear his own path to the top, always helped, as he humbly admits, by the instinctive generosity of others, especially of strangers. Penang Institute was honoured to have him as the first speaker in its Penang in...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: wikibeng.com.