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Abu Reza Islam
Accounting and Finance Department
Faculty of Business
Ph. D: In Economics, Simon Fraser University, Canada, September, 1999.
M. Ec: (Distinction) University of New England, Australia, March 1990
Dip.: in Ag. Econ University of New England, Australia, April 1988
M.Sc.: Ag. Econ, Bangladesh Agricultural University, 1980
B.Sc.: Ag. Econ. (Honrs), First Class, Bangladesh Agricultural University, 1979

 
Selected Publications
2016 - Financing Constraints in some Selected Manufacturing Firms
Authors: Islam, Abu Reza Mohammad & Robin Hang Luo
An Application of Stochastic Frontier Approach, Journal of Developing Areas, Special Issue on Dubai Conference held in April, 2016, Volume 50, No. 6, pp. 149-160
2015 - Financial Development and Economic Growth: An Empirical Evidence from the GCC Countries Using Static and Dynamic Panel Data
Authors: Naeem Mohammad, Abu Reza Mohammad Islam. and Hazem A. Marashdeh
The Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, 2016, 40(4), pp. 773-791.
2015 - A Re-examination of the Finance-Growth Nexus for the MENA region using Static and Dynamic Panel Data
Authors: Naeem Mohammad and Islam Abu Reza M.
International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 132, Pp. 112- 135, ISSN 1450-2887, April 2015.
2008 - Education in Kazakhstan, Danbala Danju edited Kazakhstan and Millennium Development Goals
Authors: Abu R.M.S. Islam
Volume III, Ch 2. Wisdom House Academic Publishers Pvt. Limited, England, India and USA, 189-225, 2008.
2008 - Inter-linkage of the Millennium Development Goals
Authors: Abu R.M.S. Islam and William Hickey
Danbala Danju edited Kazakhstan and the Millennium Development Goals, Volume II, Ch 4, Wisdom House Academic Publishers Pvt. Limited, England, India and USA, 110 -142, 2008.
2008 - Critical Nature of Public Investments
Authors: Abu R.M.S. Islam
Danbala Danju edited Kazakhstan and Millennium Development Goals, Volume II, Ch 2. Wisdom House Academic Publishers Pvt. Limited, England, India and USA, 47-76, 2008.
2004 - Implications of a Monetary Union Between Russia & Kazakhstan: A Hypothetical Example
Authors: Islam, Abu R M S
Some Analytical Issues & Thoughts. Central Asian Journal of Management, Economics and Social Research, Issue 1 (4), September, Pp. 24-48.
2001 - Revenue Estimates in Western Provincial Budgets: History and Hypotheses
Authors: Stephan Easton, Richard Harris, and Abu Islam
in Paul Boothe & Bradford Reid edited: Deficit Reduction in the Far West: The Great Experience, Western Studies in Economic Policy No. 6, Part 1 (3), Institute for Public Economics, University of Alberta, Canada, pp.3-47.

 
Keynote address/Lectures:
Islam, Abu, (2010): Trade and the Role of Institutions in a Customs Union: Theoretical & Practical Issues, A seminar presentation in an International Conference on The Customs Union of Kazakhstan, Russia & Belarus: The Deepening of Economic Integration,  organized by Kazakh National Pedagogic University after  Abai, October 28.
 
Graduate Students Supervision
  • Growth, Poverty and Inequality Triangle in Post Soviet Countries: A Masters Research Paper submitted by Olga Yugay, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Economics  to the Department of Economics, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), Fall 2008
  • An Economic Assessment of an Optimum Currency Area involving Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, submitted by Mrat M. Yussubaliyev in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Economics  to the Department of Economics, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), December, 2006
  • Securities Market in Kazakhstan: Problems and Perspectives, A Masters Research Paper submitted by Saule Kozybayeva in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Economics  to the Department of Economics, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), May, 2007.
 
Research Interests/Areas
Selected Research Projects:

  • Asymmetric Distribution of Benefits & Costs of Customs Union: A Conceptual & Theoretical Framework.
  • Exchange Rate Misalignment, Real Exchange Rate & International Competitiveness in Oil Rich Nations
 
Honors/Awards
  • Best Teaching Award received from the Graduate and Undergraduate students of the Department of Economics, Kazakhstan Institute of Management Economics & Strategic Research ( KIMEP) in the 2001-2002 Academic Year
  • Best Professor of Economics: in 2005-2006 Academic Year, Dept of Economics, KIMEP
  • Best Professor of Economics*, Department of Economics, Fall 2009; 
  • Teaching Performance: among the Top 5% - 7%  in the College of Social Sciences, KIMEP in Fall 2009
  • Certificate of Honor: Received from the President of Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economic and Strategic Research for Outstanding Services to KIMEP, for the Academic year: 2002- 2003.
  •  President Stipend at Simon Fraser University, Canada Summer 1999
 
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