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|Title:||Lecturer in Economics|
|Phone:||+44 (0)1782 733107|
I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the Keele University (UK, 2011); MA degree in International and Development Economics from the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (FHTW-Berlin, Germany, 2006); Master of Social Science (1996) and Bachelor of Social Science (1995) in Economics from the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh). Previously I worked as a health economist at the College of Medicine in Swansea University (2010/11); taught at the Swansea University as a Tutor in Economics (2009/10) and at the Keele University as a Session Teacher (2006-09). I also worked as a researcher in the Planning Commission of Bangladesh (Assistant Chief, 2000-2004), as a research associate in the Bureau of Economic Research at the University of Dhaka (2004-2005), and as short-term consultant in the World Bank (Bangladesh).
Research Areas & Interests
Development Economics, Economics of Health, Health Economics; Demography, Poverty, Vulnerability, Inequality, Economic Growth, labour market, remittance.
Applied Economics; Health Economic Evaluations; Microeconometrics; Empirical Economics; Analysis of household/individual level surveys, input-output & Social Accounting Matrix based models.
Cost of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) using the ‘HERALD’ Methodology (Grant amount to Keele £20,568, Sep 2012/Sep 13)
The Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) at the Swansea University brings together and links a wide range of anonymous patient-level data. A cohort of people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) has been developed using existing data from clinical and routine sources and data collected from patient completed questionnaires. I have been contracted to conduct health economics analysis using patient-derived questionnaire data, linked with routinely collected information and secondary care clinical datasets. The methodology will be piloted using the population-based ankylosing spondylitis (PAS) cohort in Wales to examine the cost of AS.
- Muhammad Jami Husain, (2012) ''Alternative Estimates of the Effect of the Increase of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth'', Economics Bulletin, Vol. 32 No. 4 pp. 3025-3035. http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2012/Volume32/EB-12-V32-I4-P290.pdf
- Husain, M. J., Brophy, S., Siebert, S., et al. (2012, March 29). HERALD (Health Economics using Routine Anonymised Linked Data). BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12(1), 24 pages. doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-24
- Brophy, S., Cooksey, R., Husain, M. J., et al. (2012, April 9). No Increased Rate of Acute Myocardial Infarction or Stroke Among Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis-A Retrospective Cohort Study Using Routine Data. Semin Arthritis Rheum. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2012.02.008
- Husain, M. J. (forthcoming, Volume 6, 2012). A SAM-Based multiplier Model to Track Transmission Mechanism of Demand Driven Interventions in Bangladesh. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in Social Sciences (QASS), 6(1). http://www.qass.org.uk/index.htm. http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/13517/MPRA Paper No. 13517
- Brophy, S., Davies, H., Dennis, M. S., Cooksey, R., Husain, M. J., Irvine, E., . . . Siebert, S. (2012). Fatigue in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treatment Should Focus on Pain Management. Semin Arthritis Rheum. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2012.06.002
- Husain, M. J. (Final Revision submitted, awaiting decision): Life expectancy and wealth index: Evidence and contrast from the micro data of India and 4 African countries. Journal of Developing Areas.
- Roxanne Cooksey Miss, Sinead Brophy Dr, Jami M Husain Dr, Elizabeth Irvine Mrs, Helen Davies Dr and Stefan Siebert Dr (2012, revision and resubmit): The Information Needs of People Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Questionnaire Survey, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders .
- Husain, M. J. (2010, April 28). Contribution of Health to Economic Development: A Survey and Overview. ECONOMICS-THE OPEN ACCESS OPEN-ASSESSMENT E-JOURNAL, 4. doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2010-14
- Raihan, S., Khatoon, R., Husain, M. J., & Suriya, R. (2010). Modelling Gender Impacts of Policy Reforms in Bangladesh: A Study in a Sequential Dynamic CGE Framework. MPIA Working Paper, 2010-19. doi:10.2139/ssrn.1698084
- Husain, M. J., & Khondker, B. H. (2007). Contribution of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Bangladesh. Social Science Review (The Dhaka University Studies), 24(1).
- Husain, M. J. (2011). Poverty Counts in Bangladesh: Surveys, Methods and Estimates. In A. Razzaque, B. H. Khondker, & S. Raihan (Eds.), Poverty, intra-household distribution and gender relations in Bangladesh: evidence and policy implications (1 ed., pp. 17-75). Dhaka, Bangladesh: The University Press Limited. Retrieved from http://www.uplbooks.com/
- Husain, M. J. (2010). An Analysis of the Cross-Country Life Expectancy: Income Relationship in the 20th Century. In H. M. Morgan, J. L. Cernic, & L. Milligan (Eds.), Perspectives on Power: An Inter-disciplinary Approach (New edition edition (1 Jan 2010) ed.). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://www.c-s-p.org/
- Husain, M. J., Razzaque, A., & Eusuf, A. (2008). Readymade Garments and Bangladesh's Economy. In A. Razzaque, & S. Raihan (Eds.), Venturing into A Quota-free World: Readymade Garment Exports from Bangladesh (pp. 35-63). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Pathak Shamabesh Book.
Published Conference Proceedings
- Husain, M. J., Brophy, S., Cooksey, R., Irvine, E., & Siebert, S. (2012, May 3). Impact of Ankylosing Spondylitis on Work and Productivity. Poster session presented at the meeting of The British Society for Rheumatology Conference 2012.
- Husain, M. J. (2011, October 4). HERALD (Health Economics using Routine Anonymised Linked Data). In Trials 2011, 12(Suppl 1):A44 Vol. 12. Bristol, UK. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-S1-A44
- Husain, M. J., Cooksey, R., Brophy, S., Irvine, E., & Siebert, S. (2011, May 25). Information Needs of People Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis.. In Ann Rheum Dis2011;70(Suppl3):697. London: Annals of Rheumatic Diseases - the EULAR Journal.
- Husain, M. J. (2009, June 11). Alternative Estimates of the Effect of the Increase of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth. UPO Seville, Seville, Spain. https://espe.conference-services.net/reports/template/onetextabstract.xml?xsl=template/onetextabstractandpaper.xsl&conferenceID=1533&abstractID=296814.
- Husain, M. J. (2010, March 29). Alternative Estimates of the Effect of the Increase of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth. In http://editorialexpress.com/conference/res2010/program/res2010.html#12. University of Surrey. Retrieved from http://www.res.org.uk/view/index.html.
Current (2011/12) as Lecturer in Economics, Keele University
- ECO-10019: Household, Firms, and Government (Module Leader)
- ECO-20042: Quantitative Methods (Module Leader)
- ECO-30034: Economics of the European Union (Module Leader)
- ECO-30025: Health Economics (Module Leader, Newly developed, starting from 2012/13 session)
- ECO20038: Price Theory
- ECO10023: Introduction to Econometrics
- Tutor in Economics at Swansea University (2009/10): EC-245 (Industrial Economics); EC-112 (Current Issues in Economics); EC-302 (Economics of Risk and Uncertainty); EC-301 (Game Theory and Information Economics); EC-100 (Principles of Economics); Assessments/Marking: EC-354 (Mathematical Economics); EC-244 (Managerial Economics); EC-245 (Industrial Economics); EC-100 (Principles of Economics); EC-M21 (Management Economics, Masters Level)
- Session Teacher at Keele University (2006-2009): ECO-10001: Introduction to Economics I, ECO-10003: Statistics for Finance and Economics I ECO-10005: Microeconomics I, ECO-10006: Macroeconomics I. ECO-20003: Macroeconomics II, ECO-20006: Statistics for Finance and Economics I & II.
- Guest Lecturer, the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, the Netherlands (Sep 4–15, 2006).
- Tutor in the 'User Training Program', Planning Commission of Bangladesh (2001-2004) and Economics I & II.
Current Working Papers/Work in Progress
- Life expectancy and wealth index: Evidence and contrast from the micro data of India and 4 African countries.
- Alternative Estimates of the Effect of the Increase of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth.
- Health in the Macro Growth Models.
- Revisiting the Preston-curve and the Contribution of Health at the Geographic Cluster level: Evidence from Micro-Data of Bangladesh.
- The information needs of people living with Ankylosing Spondylitis – a questionnaire survey.
- Cross Section and Inter-temporal Variations in the BASDAI, BASFI, and Health Status Indices for the Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients in UK.
- Impact of Ankylosing Spondylitis on work and productivity.
- Intra- and Inter-state conflict and Life Expectancy.
- An analysis on the association between agricultural revolution and life expectancy.
- MRC (Medical Research Council) Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, Bristol, UK, October, 2011.
- Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP) Int. Conference, St. Andrews, September, 2011.
- Haywood Hospital: NHS - Stoke-on-Trent Community Health Services, Talk at the Rheumatology Education Meeting, June, 2011.
- Health Economics Study Group (HESG-Bangor) Summer Conference, June, 2011.
- Welsh Health Economics Group (WHEG) Winter Meeting, Swansea, November, 2010.
- Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, Royal Holloway, London, April-2011.
- RES (2010) Conference: Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, Surrey, March 2010.
- ESPE (2009) Conference: The European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) XXIII annual conference in Seville, Spain, 11-13th June, 2009.
- School of Economics Internal Seminar, Keele University, December, 2009.
- 'Moving Forward' - The College of Arts and Social Sciences Conference, University of Aberdeen, 2008;
- School of Economics Seminar, Keele University, 2008.
- Keele University Graduate Research Symposium, 2008
- Keele University Graduate Research Symposium, 2007
- Special Presentation on a selected Master Dissertation, Graduation Ceremony (2006), Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
- Refereeing: Journal of Developing Areas, International Journal of Health Planning and Management.
PAS Project, Cost of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), and the ‘HERALD’ Methodology
The Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) at the Swansea University brings together and links a wide range of anonymous patient-level data. A cohort of people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) has been developed using existing data from clinical and routine sources and data collected from patient completed questionnaires. I have been involved in developing a methodology/protocol to conduct health economics analysis using patient-derived questionnaire data, linked with routinely collected information and secondary care clinical datasets. The methodology will be piloted using the population-based ankylosing spondylitis (PAS) cohort in Wales to examine the cost of AS.
Potential Research/PhD Supervision Interests
1. Health, Economic Wellbeing, and the MDGs: Evidence using Cross-Country Regional Analysis: The developing countries around the world expressed their consensus in terms of the targets for the improvement of income and population health by becoming the signatories of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). However, the existence of multi-causal pathways in the health-wealth relationship, i.e. health to income, income to health, and the potential bi-directional relationship with causality running in each direction, render policy formulation difficult and contentious. The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) programme, coordinated and conducted by Macro International with funding from USAID under the project, named ‘MEASURE DHS’, has been collecting representative data on population, health, wealth and nutrition through more than 240 surveys in over 85 countries, spanning the last two decades. In the purview of cross-country variations in the achievements of MDGs, we will make use of the DHS to construct regional level pseudo-panels for each country (and pool together) to analyse, firstly, the nature of the joint evolution of health and wealth, and secondly, the extent of the impact that regional level health improvements may have had on the regional level wealth measures. The research methodology will consist of descriptive and econometric analysis based on cross-section, pooled cross-section, and pseudo-panels at the regional level.
2. Empirical Assessment of Economic Growth and Labour Market Dynamics: The objective of the potential project would be to provide empirical insights into several issues, which are important to better understand the growth, labour market developments and economic transformation of any particular developing economy. The project is to offer new information and analysis on labour market developments and sectoral linkages that are currently not well-understood; and thereby contribute to the relevant macro and sectoral policy discourse more effectively by carrying out econometric investigations. The labour market issues that are to be explored include agricultural productivity and rural farm-non-farm sector linkages, rural and urban labour market linkages through rural non-farm and urban informal sectors, participation behaviour in various types of markets, and reallocation of resources between different sectors. Other relevant issues that falls in the remit of the project theme potentially include analysis of cultural and cohort dimensions in the trend of farm and non-farm employment (e.g. religion, tribes, age cohort, changes in attitudes, motivational factors, role of media and campaigns, empowerment), role of infrastructure development (in particularly ICT and micro-finance), and contribution of human capital (health and education) to the labour force participation, and farm-non-farm labour shift.
3. Determinants and the implications of inflows of workers’ remittances (in recipient countries): For many developing countries, remittance inflows constitute the major source of foreign exchange, and have proved considerably resilient in the face of economic downturns. At the macro level remittance inflows can help improve a recipient country’s development prospects, sustain macroeconomic stability, mitigate the impact of adverse shocks, and reduce poverty; whereas at the micro level remittances allow families to maintain or increase expenditure on basic consumption, housing, education, health, asset accumulation and small-business formation. In this backdrop, the remit of the potential research includes exploration of several aspects of remittance inflows, e.g. impact on labour supply, consumption and investment pattern, empowerment, source country characteristics and forecasting, linkage of remittance and human capital investment (nutrition, health & education).