Faculty Profile

Azam, Abul H, Ph.D.

Professor & Dean - School of Business & EconomicsEmail : golam@eco.uiu.ac.bd

Degree               Date Earned                Major                  Institution               Location

Ph.D.                   December, 1984             Economics           Duke University     Durham, North Carolina, 27706, USA

M.A.                     May, 1977                        Economics           Duke University       Durham, North Carolina, 27706, USA

M.A.                      December, 1974              Economics          Dhaka University     Dhaka, Bangladesh

B.A. (Honors)     December, 1972              Economics          Dhaka University     Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professor, United International University (UIU): Summer, 2015

Part-Time Faculty : Fall 2014
United International University (UIU)
Courses Taught: MBA: International Business, Business Math

Part-time Faculty: 2013 – 2014
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)
Courses Taught: MBA: Strategic Management (MBA), Production Management (MBA 512), Managerial Economics (MBA 505), Macroeconomics (MBA 510), Business Math (BUS 202), Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 201)

Visiting Professor: Jan ’08 – Dec ’08
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
Courses Taught:  Money and Financial Markets, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics

Visiting Faculty: Summer, 2006
East-West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Courses Taught:  Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics

Senior Fellow: January 2005 – December 2007
(Rank: Professor)
School of Business and Economics
North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC

Managing Partner: 1994 – 2005
A&F Investment Inc.  Greensboro, NC 27410

Associate Professor: 1990 – 1994
School of Business and Economics
North Carolina A&T State University
Courses Taught: :  Micro and Macro economic theory, Advanced statistics, International Economics, Production and Operations Management, Quantitative Methods, Business Research Methods, Managerial Economics.

Assistant Professor: 1984 – 1990
School of Business and Economics
North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
Courses Taught:  Micro and Macro economic theory, advanced statistics, International Business, Production and Operations Management, Quantitative Methods, Business Research Methods, Managerial Economics.

Assistant Professor/Graduate Faculty: 1983 – 1984
Elon University,  Elon, NC
Courses Taught:  Economic Theory, Quantitative Methods, Advanced Statistics,
Business Finance, Production and Operations Management.

Instructor: 1980-1982
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Courses Taught: Micro and Macroeconomics, quantitative methods.

Research Demographer: 1977-1979
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
Adamjee Court, Motijheel, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Staff Demographer: 1975-1977
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
(On study leave.)

Lecturer : 1974-1975
Economics Department,
Dhaka University, Dhaka Bangladesh

At various times I was called upon to serve on the following committees.

·Committee on Curriculum and New Programs

·Committee on Educational Policy

·Teacher Education Committee

·Faculty Senate

·Faculty Grievance Committee

·Senate Subcommittee on Faculty Productivity, Chairperson

·Chancellor’s Task Force for Book Rental vs. Book Purchase System.

·Chairman, Survey Subcommittee.

·Chancellor’s Task Force for Implementation of Book Policy

 

Academic Publications:

“Subsidies and Inefficiency; a Stochastic Frontier Approach,” Contemporary Economic Policy, vol. XV,
July, 1997 (with Sakano and Obeng).
“Type of management and subsidy Induced Allocative Distortions in Urban Transit Firms — A Time

Series Approach”, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Spring 1996. (with Kofi Obeng)

“Allocative Distortions From Transit Subsidies“, International Journal of Transport Economics, February
1995. (with Kofi Obeng)

“The Intended Relationship Between Federal Operating Subsidy and Cost,” Public Finance Quarterly, Vol. 23, No.1, January, 1995.

“Sources of Change in U.S. Manufactured Exports During the Eighties“, Journal of Economics and
Finance,
Vol. 18, Number 1, Spring 1994 (with Farida Azam).

“Revisiting Relationship Between Growth and Poverty“, Review of Black Political Economy, Vol. 22, No.
1, Summer 1993 (with Alonzo Redmon).
“US Export Performance: 1978-1987” Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium on International
Economic competitiveness, Institute of International Economic Competitiveness, Radford University, March 23-25, 1990 (with Farida Azam).
Modeling Economic Inefficiency from Transit Subsidies, Praeger 1997 (with Kofi Obeng and Ryoichi
Sakano).

Government Subsidies and Economic inefficiency in Public Transit (with Kofi Obeng). Research done for the US Department of Transportation. Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 1994.

Terms of Trade for Jute: A Note” Bangladesh and UNCTAD V, ed. By K.M. Matin (Dhaka, Bangladesh:

B.I.D.S., 1982) with S.R. Osmani, and Q.K. Ahmad.

World Trade in Primary Commodities, The Case of Jute, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies,

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1979. Funded the Third World Forum.

 

Other Publications:

Publications in newspapers and magazines are not included here, but will be provided upon request.

“Rise of the West: Evidences from the Early Modern Period”, East-West University, Dhaka Bangladesh, August, 2005.

“Subsidies and Inefficiency: A Stochastic Frontier Approach,” with Sakano R. and K. Obeng. Presented at
the Western Economic Association meeting held at San Francisco, June 29-July 2, 1996.

“Transit subsidies, Allocative Distortion and Input Demand”, with K. Obeng. Presented at the Western Economic Association meeting held in San Francisco, June 29-July 2, 1996.
“The Intended Relationship Between Federal operating subsidy and Cost,” with K. Obeng. Presented at the Southern Economic Association Meeting held in San Francisco, July 9-13, 1992.

“Government Debt and U.S. German interest Rate Differential,” with Faik Koray. Presented at the Western Economic Association Meeting held in San Francisco, July 9-13, 1992

“Twin Deficit linkages, Some Empirical Results.” Presented at the Eastern Economic Association Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 29-April 1, 1990.

“Real Factors in Exchange Rate Determination”. With Farida Azam. Presented at the Eastern Economic Association Meeting, Boston, Mass, March 10-12, 1988.

Discussant, Third Annual Symposium of the Institute for International Economic Competitiveness, College of Business and Economics, Radford University, Radford, Virginia, March 23-25, 1990.

Participant, Negotiated International Economic Change, Assessing Progress after UNCTADV, Institute of
Developing Studies, Sussex University, Brighton, U.K., June 2-29, 1979.
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Guilford College Anti-Racism Team: 2003 – 2005.

Greensboro Civic Entrepreneur Initiative: The aim of this project was to foster community participation in decision making through leadership development. A three year project, it was funded by the Pew Charitable Trust and hosted by the Community Foundation of Greensboro. Twenty Cities across the nation participated in it. I was a member of the steering committee.
ARC of Greensboro: For more than a decade I have been a member of ARC of Greensboro, an advocacy group for the mentally challenged and have served as the Treasurer for several years.

 

Project title: Government subsidy and Economic Efficiency
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation. Grant amount: $80,802.00

Ford Foundation Fellow, 1975-1977.

Graduate Fellow, Duke University, 1979-1981.