shabbir-ahmad

Shabbir Ahmad
Dr Shabbir Ahmad
AIBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • PhD, Econometrics (The University of Queensland)
  • PhD, Economics (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan )
  • MPhil, Economics (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
  • MSc, Economics (International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
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Shabbir Ahmad completed his PhD in Econometrics at the UQ School of Economics in 2014. His areas of research include efficiency and productivity analysis, environment and sustainability, and financial regulation and governance. He has 15 year’s university research teaching experience in Pakistan and Australia. His area s of research focus on agriculture and financial sectors performance measurement at micro level. He has devised novel methodologies to measure business growth and innovation, with particular focus on agriculture sector. After receiving my second PhD in 2014, he held research positions at the Centre of Social responsibility in Mining (CSRM), the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Currently, he is leading Australian Centre for International Agriculture (ACIAR) funded project Farmer’s capabilities, productivity, and profitability: A case study of smallholders in selected agro-zones in Pakistan”. He has delivered numerous projects for international agencies on sustainable development and productivity focused on mining, manufacturing and financial sectors.

Research interests

Applied Econometrics
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Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
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Environment and Sustainability
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Islamic Finance and Financial Sector Performance
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Regulation and Governance
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Resource Economics
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Publications

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Memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

Distinctions

UQ 2014 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses
School of Economics Distinguish Teaching Award

Major research grants

Title Agency Year Amount
Analyzing mining revenue streams and the implementation of due diligence in Rwanda Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) in Hannover [Federal Institute for Geoscienc October 2013 - August 2014 $105,250
Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Exercise – Myanmar Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). March-August 2015 $54,249
Policy and Institutional Reforms to Improve Horticultural Markets in Pakistan Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 2016-2019 $1,530,000
Creating Wealth in Smallholders Farms through Efficient Credit Systems in Pakistan Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 2016-2017 $200,000
Competitiveness of Cambodian Farming Systems in emerging trade regimes: characterization of farming systems to inform agricultural research, trade strategies and development policies Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 2016-2017 $150,000
Farmer’s capabilities, productivity, and profitability: A case study of smallholders in selected agro zones in Pakistan Australian Centre for International Research in Agriculture (ACIAR) 2015-2016 $150,000
Rapid Assessment Frameworks for Mining and Regional Development International Mining for Development Countries, Australia 2014-2015 $250,000
Water Pricing to Promote Equity, Efficiency and Sustainability in the Growing City of Faisalabad International Growth Centre (IGC) 2014-2015 $75,000