Sheikh Selim


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Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Fiscal Policy.


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Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Fiscal Policy.


Sheikh Selim completed PhD in Economics from University of Southampton in 2005. He joined University of Birmingham as a Senior Lecturer of Economics in 2018, having previously been a Senior Lecturer of Economics at Westminster Business School (2012-2018), and a lecturer of Economics at Cardiff Business School (2005-2012).

Sheikh's main research areas are Macroeconomics, Economic Growth & Development and Public Finance. He has published papers on Optimal Tax Theory, Sectoral Productivity and Agricultural Productivity & Growth in renowned journals such as Economic Modelling, Agricultural Economics, Journal of Business and Policy Research, Applied Economics, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in Social Sciences and Economics Bulletin. His current research include the growth and welfare effects of optimal tax policy and banking development & productivity.


Sheikh served as a consultant in the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (2014-2015), and wrote invited articles for the Conversation. He has served as a referee for Journal of Behavioural Finance, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Macroeconomics, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Singapore Economic Review, ESRC, Qatar Foundation, University of Wales Press, Cambridge University Press, among others.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, University of Southampton

1 Sept 200214 Oct 2005

Award Date: 14 Oct 2005

Master of Science, Economics, Australian National University

1 Jun 19992 Jul 2001

Award Date: 2 Jul 2001

Master of Social Science, Economics, University of Dhaka

2 Sept 199631 May 1998

Award Date: 31 May 1998

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Aligarh Muslim University

2 Sept 199315 Aug 1996

Award Date: 31 Aug 1996


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