Wednesday (13/09). In order to socialize BAZNAS research, Center of Strategic Studies of BAZNAS (Puskas BAZNAS) had the opportunity to present a research paper in 12nd The Malaysian National Economic Conference (PERKEM) with the theme of “Sustainable Economic Development: Towards Holistic, Inclusive and Futuristic Policy Transformation” organized by the Faculty of Economics and Management in collaboration with Yayasan Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) held on the 12th-13th of September 2017 at Dewan Canselor Tun Abdul Razak (DECTAR), UKM & Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia. Books Program of this conference can be downloaded at link.

The Malaysian National Economic Conference (PERKEM) is an annual seminar series organized by School of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, UKM. This conference provides a platform for researchers, policy makers and those who are interested to know and keep trail regarding Malaysia's economic development through the presentation of research findings that focus on various issues pertaining to economic development, growth and business environment. Through this conference, besides adding to the body of knowledge in economics and business, it can be used as a reference for those involved in preparing future development plans, especially with regards to the Malaysian economic.

Among the objectives of this conference are to provide the platform for discussion, exchange of ideas, and networking among academicians, policy makers, researchers and industry players. Submission of papers are invited in the areas mentioned in the following non-exhaustive list;

National Tranformation Program
o Transformasi Nasional 50
o Government Transformation Program
o Economic Transformation Program
o Fiscal Reformation Program
o Taxation Policy and Social Development Program

Holictic Economics
o Cost of Living and Quality of Life
o Education and Human Capital Development
o Income Distribution
o Health and Social Security
o Well-being of Senior Citizen, Children and Women
o Homeless and Disabilities
o Sustainability of Enviromental Quality
o Rural, Regional and Community Development
o Zakah Management in Zakat Institutions
o Waqf Management
o Crowdfunding
o Sustainable Development Goals

Inclusive Growth
o Sustainable and Holistic Growth
o Distribution and Inequilibrium
o Human Capital Development and Quality Human Resource Management
o Productivity, Innovation, Technology and Economic Transformation
o Income and Macroeconomic Stability
o Monetary and Fiscal Policies
o International Trade, International Finance and Investment
o Islamic Finance and Muamalat
o Banking, Monetary and Financial Economics
o Islamic Banking and Finance
o Strengthening Institutional Role: Market Structure and Competitiveness

Sustainable Development
o Green Technology
o Sustainability of Environmental Quality
o Resilient City and Greater Kuala Lumpur
o Environmental Economics
o Main Commodity Sector
o Industrial Sector
o Services Sector - Recreation, Hospitality, Transportation, Communication
o Oil and Gas, Energy and Resource Sectors

Current and Future Issues in Economics
o Macroeconomic Issues
o Vulnerable Groups
o Budgetary Policy
o Monetary Policy
o External Shocks: Oil Price, International Financial Crisis, Food Price Crisis
o Economic Development Policy: New Economic Model, High Income Economy
o Investment and International Trade Policies
o Micro Credit and Bumiputra Entrepreneural Development
o Private Sectors and Government-Linked Companies

Proceedings of this conference can be downloaded at: http://www.ukm.my/fep/perkem/

(Puskas News/ puskasbaznas.com)