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EU-ERA Research

EU-ERA undertakes a range of analytical work covers end-to-end labour market ecosystem that broadly structured into three dimensions:
Monitoring and Evaluation, Applied Labour Market Analysis, and Capacity Building and Training.


Monitoring and Evaluation

Application of quantitative methods for labour policy analysis assessment and forecasting which include input- output, computable general equilibrium, econometrics and other related techniques through various case studies and statistical datasets.

Our research focused areas include:

Development of supply-demand forecasting model

Supports the medium-term human capital planning by developing economic-labour market impact assessment and forecasting up to year 2030.

Labour Market Leading Indicator (LMLI)

Addresses the importance of having accurate, relevant, timely and accessible indicators for labour market monitoring and evaluation.


Applied Labour Market Analysis

Addressing evidence-based labour market issues and analyses by combining both administrative and survey data with the aim to improve labour market efficiency.

Our research focused areas include:

Assessment on active labour market policy (ALMP)

Focuses the targeted government programme by providing forward-looking assessment on the extent to which ending wage subsidy programme affects the unemployment.

Graduate employability and income sustainability

Provides deep-dive assessment on the employability measures, educational experienced, job mobility and income sustainability in medium-term.

Labour market impact of unemployment insurance (UI)

Addresses the contribution of unemployment insurance (UI) on the livelihood of workers and how UI influences the labour market behaviours.

Labour market scan

Studies on specific labour market issues that are relevant for policy directions such as non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (NAIRU) vs. crisis-induced unemployment, Beveridge curve and shadow labour market.


Capacity Building and Training

Enhancing knowledge on labour market analysis through development of structured training programmes, seminars, workshops and conferences.

Our planned seminars and conferences:

  • 1st International Conference on Labour Market Planning and Analysis
  • 28th International Input-Output Association Conference

Our short-courses offered:

  • Labour Economics
  • Labour Market Forecasting
  • Understanding the Labour Market Ecosystem
  • Econometric Workshop Series: Basic Econometric for Labour Market Analysis
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment Tool
  • EXCEL for Data Analytics
  • Data Envelopment Analysis

Selected Projects

Informal Economy and Productivity Growth

New Dynamics of Global Supply Chains and Implications for Productivity

Premature Deindustrialization and Productivity Performance

New Wage Model for Building Sustainable Business and Workforce

Penyediaan Kajian Pelan Tindakan Khusus
Sembilan 2021-2025 (RPNS 2021-2025)

Study on Measures and Strategies to Increase Labor Compensation

A study to develop an economy-wide model for refinement of medium-term labor market forecasting and evidence-based policy formulation

Jadual Input-Output Negeri & Rancangan Pembangunan Negeri Sembilan (RPNS)

Impacts and Consequences of Unemployment Insurance

State Productivity Assessment

Effects of Labor Market Conditions on Shadow Economy in Malaysia

Untapped Economically Active Labor Force to Promote Economic Growth and Productivity

The Need for Escaping the Wage Curse

Meniti Titian Hidup: Memahami Impak Badai Inflasi

Job Market Monitor: Climbing the Job Ladder among Graduates

Development of Leading Indicators of Unemployment Rates