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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics


Fareza is a PhD candidate at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Her PhD research examines how and why institutional change in the governance of land in post colonial cities occurs and how it affects the current supply of and access to urban land for affordable housing, through a case study of Kuala Lumpur. 

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.

PhD Thesis Title: Land, history and housing: Colonial legacies and land tenure in Kuala Lumpur

Supervisor: Dr Gemma Burgess

Advisor: Dr Shaun Larcom

Start Date: Michaelmas 2018

College: Wolfson

Funding: Yayasan Khazanah