I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of History and International Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). I graduated with a DPhil (Politics) from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. My interest is rather eclectic. I work in the area of institutions and institutional change which has led me to an eclectic range of projects from politics, economics and political economy, public policies and administration. I rather see my works as at the intersection of politics, economics and social and even historical concerns. Having worked on issues on institutions and change, I believe that state’s institutional character is a product of the various social, political and economic trajectories that it has carved for itself. While, I agree that agency is important to any change process, there is also the need to factor institutional considerations. Put simply, judgement and policy prescription must be based on a deeper appreciation of state’s unique political, historical, social and economic trajectories.