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Sahar Bahmani
Biography
Dr. Bahmani is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from UW-Madison in 2003, her M.A. in Economics in 2004 from UW-Milwaukee and her Ph.D. in Economics in 2007. She has taught previously at the business schools of UW-Milwaukee, UW-Whitewater, and Marquette University. She has taught courses on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Business Statistics, Environmental Economics, Financial Institutions and Markets, Industrial Organization, Managerial Economics, Money and Banking, and MBA 735 International Financial Management. Professor Bahmani has published over 30 articles on money market dynamics in such journals as Empirical Economics, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Developing Areas, Economics Bulletin, and Applied Economics.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

I have been teaching since August 2003. I enjoy teaching Introduction to Economics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Intermediate Macroeconomics. I have also taught Managerial Economics, Money and Banking, Economics of Environmental Sustainability, Financial Institutions and Markets, International Monetary Relations and Industrial Organization. Teaching Business Statistics has also been a rewarding experience at the undergraduate level and I have taught Advanced Econometrics at the graduate level as well as International Financial Management.

Research Interests

My research lies within macroeconomics as well as monetary economics. Since I dealt with developing countries in addition to developed countries, in my dissertation, I have an interest in applying recent econometric advances to developing countries as well. My research is applied and I enjoy applying relatively new techniques, especially time-series methods, such as cointegration and error-correction modeling methods, to different topics in money-macro related issues. A sample of my published papers will reflect this fact.

Consulting Interests

Publications
Selected Publications

2019: "On the Asymmetric Effects of Exchange Rate Changes on the Demand for Money: Evidence from Emerging Economies,", Journal of Emerging Market Finance

2017: Financial Depth and the Trade Openness - Economic Growth Nexus: Evidence from Cross-Country Panel Data , Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences (20-45 pp.)

2017: “Do Exchange Rate Changes Have Symmetric or Asymmetric Effects on the Demand for Money in Turkey?, Applied Economics (4261-4270 pp.)

2017: "Insurance-Growth Nexus and Two Other Macroeconomic Determinants: Evidence from Cross Country Panel Data" , Empirical Economics (1137-1366 pp.)

: “Developing a Reliable and Valid Assessment Tool for Online Classes” ,

: The Innovation-Growth Nexus Link in OECD Countries: Could Other Macroeconomic Variables Matter, Technology in Society

2017: “ICT- Finance- Growth Nexus: Empirical Evidence from Next-11 Countries,” , Cuadernos de Economía (an Elsevier journal) (115-134 pp.)

: "Finance and Growth: Evidence from the ARF Countries" (with Pradhan Rudra, Mak Arvin, John Hall and Robert Neville) , The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (136-148 pp.)

2016: Asymmetric Effects of Exchange Rate Changes on the Demand for Money in China” , Applied Economic Letters (1104-1109 pp.)

2016: Improved Critical Thinking in Students Using Current Events Journaling, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

2016: The Relationship between Telecommunications Infrastructure, Gross Capital Formation, and Economic Growth: Evidence from Time Series Data", International Journal of Technology Management (157-176 pp.)

: “Broadband Penetration, Financial Development and Economic Growth Nexus: Evidence from the Arab League Countries” , Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies

2015: The Dynamics of Insurance Sector Development, Banking Sector Development and Economic Growth: Evidence from G-20 Countries, Global Economics and Management Review ( pp. 16-25 pp.)

2015: Policy Uncertainty and the Demand for Money in the United Kingdom, (1151-1157 pp.)

2015: ‘‘Causal Nexus between Economic Growth, Inflation, and Stock Market Development: The Case of OECD Countries”, Global Finance Journal (98-111 pp.)

2015: “Assessing the Effect of Quantitative Easing on Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil” , The American Economist (176-182 pp.)

2015: “Non-Linear ARDL Approach and the Demand for Money in Iran” , Economics Bulletin (1-11 pp.)

2014: “Monetary Uncertainty and Demand for Money in Korea” , Asian Economic and Financial Review (317-324 pp.)

2014: “On The Housing Market and U.S. Economic Recovery”, The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge (139-145 pp.)

2013: Exchange Rate Volatility and the Demand for Money in Less Developed Countries, Journal of Economics and Finance (442-452 pp.)

2013: “Does Nominal Devaluation Lead to Real Devaluation: Evidence from Emerging Economies,” , Nova Publishing Company (89-98 pp.)

2013: “Exchange Rate Volatility and the Demand for Money in China,” , Nova Publishing Company (1-10 pp.)

2013: “The Rial-Dollar Rate: Does it Revert to Its Mean?” , Nova Publishing Company (223-231 pp.)

2013: India’s Economic Growth, Forum Views: Bombay Stock Exchange Newsletter (50-51 pp.)

2012: "Exchange Rate Volatility and Demand for Money in Iran" , International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance (268-276 pp.)

2012: Non-Profit Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Economic Growth, Small Business Economics (271-281 pp.)

2012: Wage-Price Flexibility, Exchange-Rate Flexibility, Capital Controls and the Adjustment Speed in the Money Market, Journal of Developing Areas (359-366 pp.)

2012: “Corruption and Economics” in Progress in Economics Research – Volume 26. Editor: Albert Tavidze. NOVA Publishing Company, New York. 2012, Chapter 7, pp. 145-158. (with Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee), Nova Publishing Company (145-158 pp.)

2012: “Exchange Rate Volatility and the Demand for Money in Thailand” in Thailand: Economic, Political and Social Issues – Volume 2. Editor: Randle C. Zebioli. NOVA Publishing Company, New York. 2012, Chapter 4, pp. 73-86. (with Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee), Nova Publishing Company (73-86 pp.)

2012: “Long Run Economic Growth Suffers as Wisconsin Public Schools Suffer Budget Cuts, Science Journal of Economics, Vol. 2012, ISSN: 2276-6286, Article ID sje-283., Science Journal of Economics

2012: “Monetary Uncertainty and the Demand for Money in the U.S.”, in Economics of Innovation, Incentives and Uncertainty. Edited by Patrick E. Simmons and Samuel T. Jordan. Nova Publishing Company, New York, 2012, Ch. 9, pp. 167-176. (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee). , Nova Publishing Company (167-176 pp.)

2012: “Women, Research and Entrepreneurship” in Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economics. , Springer Publishing ( pp. 35-52 pp.)

2011: The Global Impact of Worldwide Unemployment Rates, International Advances in Economic Research (236-237 pp.)

2011: The Heated Debt Ceiling Debate: The Summer of 2011, International Journal of Business and Social Science (239-242 pp.)

2011: “The Convergence Hypothesis of Economic Growth Displayed in Advanced Economies” in Theories and Effects of Economic Growth, NOVA Publishing Company (159-172 pp.)

2011: “The Demand and Supply of Higher Education Impacting Unemployment” in Higher Education in a State of Crisis. , NOVA Publishing Company (1-22 pp.)

2010: How Stable is the Demand for Money in Emerging Economies, Applied Economics (3307-3318 pp.)

2010: Openness and the Speed of Adjustment, Journal of Economics and Finance (218-227 pp.)

2008: The Stability of the Demand for Money in the Middle East, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (62-83 pp.)

2007: "Do Budget Deficits Follow A Linear or Non-Linear Path?" , Economics Bulletin (1-9 pp.)

2006: “Political Rights, Civil Liberties, and Economic Growth,” in Next Economic Growth: New Factors and New Perspectives, NOVA Publishing Company (1-10 pp.)

Selected Awards & Honors

Teaching Awards

2012: Selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow for 2013-2014, awarded by OPID (Office of Professional and Instructional Development),
2011: Winner of the 2011 Charles R. Gibbs Faculty Award in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University, 2011 Charles R. Gibbs Faculty Award in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University, Georgia Southern University

Research/Creative Awards

2017: • March 2015 I was nominated for the CRCA Faculty Research award by Farida Khan (the recipient of the CRCA Faculty Research award for 2014), CRCA Annual Research Award, University of Wisconsin at Parkside
Key Service Activities

Departmental Service

: Faculty Advisor - I become Econ Club Advisor 2012

University Service

: - University Athletic Board Member
: - Member of the Committee on Teaching and Learning
2018: Other - I am serving a 3 year term as our campus OPID representative to be an OPID Council Member
2015: Committee Chair - Committee on Teaching and Learning

Professional Service

: Editorial Review Board Member - International Journal of Financial Research
: Editorial Review Board Member - Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability
: - Reviewer for Journal of Education Research
: Editorial Review Board Member - Journal of Economics and Development Studies
: - Reviewer for the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
: - Reviewer for the African Journal of Business Management
: Editorial Review Board Member - Journal of Agricultural Studies
: Editorial Review Board Member - Journal of Reviews on Global Economics
: Editorial Review Board Member - International Journal of Public Policy (IJPP)
: Editorial Review Board Member - International Journal of Happiness and Development
2017: - Associate Editor, 2015-2018, for Journal of Agricultural Studies
2014: Editorial Review Board Member - Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for International Journal of Business Administration
2014: Editor, Journal Editor - Editor In Chief of Journal of Business and Economic Research
2013: Editor, Book - Editor of Financial Markets: Recent Developments, Emerging Practices and Future Prospects

Public Service

2016: - Director for the Center for Economic Education
2014: Guest Speaker - "Purse-Onal Finance" Workshop that I gave
2013: Guest Speaker - EconomicsWisconsin 24th Annual Meeting of the Association of School Economics Teachers (ASET) at Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
2013: Guest Speaker - EconomicsWisconsin
2013: Guest Speaker - EconomicsWisconsin
2013: Guest Speaker - EconomicsWisconsin
2013: Attendee, Meeting - National Council of Economics 52nd Annual Financial Libteracy and Economic Education Conference
Courses Taught

Winterim 2018

ECON 290 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS

Fall 2017

ECON 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ECON 411 INTERNATL MONETARY ECONOMICS
ECON 611 INTERNATL MONETARY ECONOMICS
ECON 366 MONEY AND BANKING
ECON 566 MONEY AND BANKING
ECON 121 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
ECON 121 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
ECON 121 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

Spring 2017

ECON 367 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS/MARKETS
ECON 567 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS/MARKETS
ECON 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ECON 321 INTERMEDIATE MACRO THEORY
MBA 735 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MGT
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Fall 2016

ECON 260 INDUSTRL ORGANZTN/PUBLC POLICY
ECON 360 INDUSTRL ORGANZTN/PUBLC POLICY
ECON 366 MONEY AND BANKING
ECON 566 MONEY AND BANKING
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Spring 2016

SMGT 332 ECON OF ENVIRON SUSTAINABILITY
ECON 367 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS/MARKETS
ECON 367 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS/MARKETS
ECON 567 FINANCL INSTITUTIONS & MARKETS
ECON 567 FINANCL INSTITUTIONS & MARKETS
ECON 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ECON 321 INTERMEDIATE MACRO THEORY
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Fall 2015

ECON 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ECON 260 INDUSTRL ORGANZTN/PUBLC POLICY
ECON 360 INDUSTRL ORGANZTN/PUBLC POLICY
ECON 366 MONEY AND BANKING
ECON 566 MONEY AND BANKING
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Spring 2015

SMGT 332 ECON OF ENVIRON SUSTAINABILITY
ECON 367 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS/MARKETS
ECON 567 FINANCL INSTITUTIONS & MARKETS
ECON 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ECON 321 INTERMEDIATE MACRO THEORY
ECON 101 THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
ECON 101 THE AMERICAN ECONOMY

Fall 2014

ECON 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ECON 260 INDUSTRL ORGANZTN/PUBLC POLICY
ECON 360 INDUSTRL ORGANZTN/PUBLC POLICY
ECON 366 MONEY AND BANKING
ECON 566 MONEY AND BANKING
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Summer 2014

ECON 101 THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
ECON 101 THE AMERICAN ECONOMY

Spring 2014

ECON 367 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS/MARKETS
ECON 567 FINANCL INSTITUTIONS & MARKETS
ECON 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ECON 321 INTERMEDIATE MACRO THEORY
ECON 120 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

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