Sahar Bahmani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Economic Education
Department of Economics in the College of Business, Economics & Computing
University of Wisconsin at Parkside
E-mail address:  bahmani@uwp.edu
Office Location:  Molinaro Hall 278
Office Phone:  (262) 595-2421

EDUCATION:         

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, December 2007

                         Dissertation Title:       Determinants of the Speed of Adjustment in the Money Market
 
                        Fields of Interest:        Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Economic Development and Growth                    
                         Teaching Interests:     Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Statistics, and Development Economics         

Master of Arts in Economics, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, December 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison, May 2003       

PUBLICATIONS:

Refereed Journal Articles:

1.   "Do Budget Deficits Follow A Linear or Non-Linear Path?" Economics Bulletin, 2007, Volume 5, Issue 14, pp. 1-9.

2.   "The Stability of the Demand for Money in the Middle East," Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, January-February 2008, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp. 62-83.

3.   "Openness and the Speed of Adjustment," Journal of Economics and Finance, April 2010, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp. 218-227.

4.   "How Stable is the Demand for Money in Emerging Economies?" Applied Economics, 2010, Volume 42, Issue 26, pp. 3307-3318. (with Ali Kutan). 

5.   "The Global Impact of Worldwide Unemployment Rates," Research Notes of International Advances in Economic Research, 2011, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp. 236-237.

6.   "The Heated Debt Ceiling Debate: The Summer of 2011," International Journal of Business and Social Science,  2011, Vol. 2, No. 21, pp. 239-242.

7.   "Non-Profit Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Economic Growth,"  Small Business Economics Journal, 2012, Vol. 38, pp. 271-281. (with Miguel-Angel Galindo and Maria Teresa Mendez).

8.   "Wage-Price Flexibility, Exchange-Rate Flexibility, Capital Controls and the Adjustment Speed in the Money Market," Journal of Developing Areas, Spring 2012, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 359-366.

9.   "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.

10.  "Exchange Rate Volatility and Demand for Money in Iran," International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 23, pp. 268-276. (with Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee).

11.  "Exchange Rate Volatility and the Demand for Money in Less Developed Countries," Journal of Economics and Finance, 2013, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 442-452

12.  "On The Housing Market and U.S. Economic Recovery," The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, March 2014, Vol. 19, Number 2, pp. 139-145.

13.  “Monetary Uncertainty and Demand for Money in Korea,” Asian Economic and Financial Review, 2014, 4(3), pp. 317-324.  (with Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee).

14.  “The Development of Telecommunications Infrastructure and Economic Growth:  Using Causality and Missing Variables for the G-20 Countries, 2001-2012” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (with Rudra Pradhan and Mak Arvin). (forthcoming)

15. “Causal Nexus between Economic Growth, Banking Sector Development, Stock Market Development, and Other Macroeconomic Variables: The Case of ASEAN Countries” Review of Financial Economics (with Rudra Pradhan, Mak Arvin, and John Hall).  (forthcoming)

16.  “Assessing the Effect of Quantitative Easing on Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil” The American Economist (with Jeremy Toms, an Economics May 2014 graduate who did an independent study with me in Spring 2014). (forthcoming)

Book Chapters:

1.   "Political Rights, Civil Liberties, and Economic Growth" in Next Economic Growth: New Factors and New Perspectives.  Edited by Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and Miguel-Angel Galindo Martin. NOVA Publishing Company, New York, June 2006, pp. 1-10. (with Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Gour Goswami and Avik Chakrabarti)

2.   "The Demand and Supply of Higher Education Impacting Unemployment" in Higher Education in a State of Crisis.  Editor: Roccio M. Teixeira. NOVA Publishing Company, New York. 2011, pp.1-22.

3.   "The Convergence Hypothesis of Economic Growth Displayed in Advanced Economies" in Theories and Effects of Economic Growth. Editor: Richard L. Bertrand. NOVA Publishing Company, New York. 2011, Chapter 7, pp. 159-172.

4.   "Women, Research and Entrepreneurship" in Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economics.  Editors: Miguel-Angel Galindo and Domingo Ribeiro. Springer Publishing, New York. 2012, Chapter 4, pp. 35-52. (with Francisco Escribano Sotos and Isabel Pardo Garcia)

5.   "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)

6.   "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)

7.   "Monetary Uncertainty and the Demand for Money in the U.S." in Economics of Innovation, Incentives and UncertaintyEditors: Patrick E. Simmons and Samuel T. Jordan. NOVA Publishing Company, New York. 2012, Chapter 9, pp. 167-176. (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee).  

8.   "Exchange Rate Volatility and the Demand for Money in China" in Exchange Rates in Developed and Emerging Markets: Practices, Challenges, and Economic Implications.  Editor: Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee.  NOVA Publishing Company, New York, 2013, Chapter 1, pp. 1-10  (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee and Dan Xi)

         9.   "Does Nominal Devaluation Lead to Real Devaluation: Evidence from Emerging Economies" in Exchange Rates in Developed and Emerging Markets: Practices, Challenges, and Economic Implications.  Editor: Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee.  NOVA Publishing Company, New York, 2013, Chapter 6, pp. 89-98  (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee)

         10.  "The Rial-Dollar Rate: Does it Revert to Its Mean?" Exchange Rates in Developed and Emerging Markets: Practices, Challenges, and Economic Implications.  Editor: Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee.  NOVA Publishing Company, New York.  2013, Chapter 12, pp. 223-231   (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee)

Books:

Applied Economics and Human Relations. Used in Social Science 330 course offered at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Compiled by: Sahar Bahmani, James Carpenter, Elaine Wendt, Don Weimer, Steve Wastrous. Pearson Education Publishing, 2003.

Financial Markets: Recent Developments, Emerging Practices and Future Prospects, edited by Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and Sahar Bahmani, Nova Publishing Company, New York, 2014.  

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Wisconsin at Parkside, College of Business, Economics & Computing, August 2011- Current 
Assistant Professor:  The American Economy, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, Economics of Environmental Sustainability (online), Industrial Organization/Public Policy (undergraduate and MBA level), Money & Banking (undergraduate and MBA level), Financial Institutions & Markets (undergraduate and MBA level)

Georgia Southern University, School of Economic Development in the College of Business Administration, August 2008-May 2011
Assistant Professor: Advanced Econometrics (graduate course), Economics in a Global Society (regular and honors section), International Monetary Relations, Money & Banking

University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, College of Business & Economics, August 2007-May 2008
Visiting Lecturer: Business Statistics, Principles of Macroeconomics

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Department of Economics, August 2003-May 2007 
Undergraduate Instructor:  Introduction to Economics, Principle of Macroeconomics, Money & Banking

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

March 23-24, 2007 Present and Discussant at the Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 19-20, 2007 Present and Discussant at the Wisconsin Economics Association Annual Meeting in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
March 14, 2008 Present and Discussant at the Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois
March 20, 2010 Present and Discussant at the Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting in Evanston, Illinois
October 11, 2010 Present and Discussant at the 70th International Atlantic Economic Conference in Charleston, South Carolina
October 15, 2010 Present at the Conference on Iran’s Economy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
March 31, 2012 Present and Discussant at the Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting in Evanston, Illinois
October 15, 2012 Present at the International Academy of Business and Economics in Las Vegas, Nevada
May 24, 2013 Present at the Finance, Global Management, Economics & Information Technology Research Conference in Manhattan, New York
April 28, 2014 Present at
the University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) Conference in Green Lake, Wisconsin
October 10, 2014 Present at the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference in Dallas, Texas

 

EXTERNAL SERVICE:

  • Chief Editor, 2014- , for Journal of International Business and Economics
  • Editor-in-Chief, 2012-2014, 2 year term for Business and Economic Research
  • Associate Editor, 2012-2014, 2 year term for International Journal of Business Administration
  • Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for Bulletin of Applied Economics, Business and Economic Research (Macrothink Institute), International Journal of Business Administration, International Journal of Economics and Empirical Research, International Journal of Happiness and Development, International Journal of Financial Research, International Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Agricultural Studies, Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability, Journal of Economics and Development Studies, and Journal of Reviews on Global Economics
  • Referee:  African Journal of Business Management, Applied Economics, Asian Economic and Financial Review, Economic Change and Restructuring, Economic Modelling, Economic Systems, Empirical Economics, International Journal of Business and Social Research, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, International Review of Applied Economics, Japanese Economic Review, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Education Research, Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, New York Economic Review, and Review of Economics and Finance, and World Development
  • Reviewer:  Addison-Wesley Publishing, Worth Publishers, South-Western, a part of Cengage Learning

INTERNAL SERVICE:

  • Advisor, Economics Club

  • Chair and Member, Committee on Teaching and Learning since Fall 2013

  • Member, Athletic Board since December 2012

  • Committee Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB) since Fall 2014

  • Hiring Committees Served On:  Associate Athletic Director, Associate Dean of Students, Graduation Services Coordinator

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Winner of the 2011 Charles R. Gibbs Faculty Award in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University
  • Winner of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside  
     April 18-19, 2013 The University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) 2013 Spring Conference at UW-Madison
    -  May 28-31, 2013  Faculty College at UW-Richland
    -  June 17-21, 2013  Summer Institute at UW-Madison
    -  January 13-14, 2014  Winter Retreat at UW-Madison
    -  April 16-18, 2014 The University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) 2014 Spring Conference at Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, WI

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS:

  • October 1-4, 2013 Attended New Director's Training at the 52nd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland
  • October 11, 2013 Presented at the 7th annual “Get Your Students Pumped Up on Personal Finance and Economics!" conference at Lambeau in Green Bay, WI
  • October 18, 2013 Presented at the Money Talks Workshop in La Crosse, WI
  • November 8, 2013 Presented at the Money Talks Workshop: Speaking to Students About Everyday Economics and Personal Finance at the Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, WI
  • December 6, 2013 Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Association of School Economics Teachers (ASET) at Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • December 11, 2013 Presented at the WI Association for Financial Professionals Meeting in Brookfield, WI
  • January 21, 2014 Presented a 1 day personal finance workshop at Manpower Group in Milwaukee, WI
  • October 17, 2014 Presented at the 8th annual "Get Your Students Pumped Up on Personal Finance and Economics!" conference at Lambeau in Green Bay,WI
  • December 5, 2014 Presentedat the 25th Annual Meeting of the Association of School Economics Teachers (ASET) at Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI

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