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Fareza Mustapha

Fareza Mustapha

PhD Student: The evolution of private property land rights in post-colonial cities


Within the scope of her PhD studies, Fareza Mustapha intends to examine the evolution of private property rights in land for post-colonial cities like Kuala Lumpur, in order to generate a better understanding on how the historical development of an inherited property rights regime has influenced the dynamics of and access to current urban land markets for housing. Given the diversity of property rights systems and its path dependency in generating equity, a review of how these institutional arrangements have evolved in the city is essential in order to design solutions for affordable housing that are grounded by the local context of development.

Fareza is currently a Research Associate at the Khazanah Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to joining the Institute, Fareza was a Research Associate with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Malaysia and before that, an economic analyst with Valuecap Sdn Bhd.

She holds a Master of Economics from the University of Malaya and graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a BSc degree in Actuarial Mathematics and Economics.

Funding: Full scholarship from MARA, Government of Malaysia


Key Publications

Nur Fareza Mustapha and Zarinah Yusof. 2014. Foreign Direct Investment Economic Growth Link in Malaysia and Singapore: Complimentary or Competing? GIABR Journal of Business, vol.1 (1): 142-150, ISSN No. 23245832. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)