Dr. Shahriar Kabir

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Dr. Shahriar Kabir

Associate Professor

Email: skabir@iub.edu.bd
Department: Economics
Room No: 3006-A
Phone: Ext. 2164

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Economics (Curtin University, Australia)
  •  Master of Business Administration, Finance (Webster University)
  •  Bachelor in Engineering, Electrical & Electronics (Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh)
  • HDR Supervisor Accreditation (Institute of Graduate Research, Monash University)
  • Graduate Certificate for Higher Education (Monash University)

Research Interest

  • International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Behavioral Economics

Dr. Shahriar Kabir is an Associate Professor with the Economics Department. Prior to joining IUB, he worked as a full-time faculty member with Monash University Malaysia for five and half years. Dr. Kabir comes from a diversified academic background. He did his bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and master in Business Administration. His PhD was in Economics from Curtin University Australia. His principal research interest includes international economics (trade, economic integration, currency union etc.) and development economics (poverty alleviation, education and so on). He worked in a number of research projects on energy economics, commodities and Dutch disease economics. He has presented papers in many international conferences including the ‘Australian Conference of Economists’ and published his works in academic journals such as ‘Economic Papers’ and ‘Review of Rural and Urban Development Studies (RURDS)’. Dr. Kabir received ‘PAFTAD fellowship 2015’ awarded by PAFTAD International Steering Committee (under the Chair of Professor Wendy Dobson, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and the International Secretariat coordinated by Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale, Australian National University). His received the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) in 2016 awarded by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia for doing research on the Halal food export prospect of Malaysia. Dr. Kabir has experience of supervising research students at different post-graduate levels including the doctoral candidates. He is actively involved with World Business Institution, Melbourne, Australia and their sister concern of Bangladesh for their research development program in Bangladesh. Dr. Shahriar Kabir is also an associate editor of the International Review of Business Research Papers (IRBRP)

  • Faculty Member, School of Business and Economics, Monash University Malaysia (December 2012 – August 2018)
  • Assistant Professor, School of Business, University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (September 2011 – February 2012)
  • Sessional Academic (Tutor & Research Assistant), School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University Australia (September 2009 – May 2011, February 2012 – October 2012)
  • Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, The University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh (April 2008 – April 2009)
  • Lecturer, School of Business, Independent University Bangladesh – Chittagong Campus (January 2006 – April 2008)
  • Officer, Maintenance, BRAC Bank Ltd. (June 2005 – December 2005)
  • Trainee (Engineer), British American Tobacco Bangladesh (November 2002 – May 2003)
  • Kabir, S., Y. Ali, P. Z. Aminan, and S. Munir. 2019. Does halal food export followthe gravity trade theory? The Malaysian perspective. Presented at the 4th InternationalConference on Globalization, Entrepreneurship and Emerging Market (ICGEEE),2019 Dhaka, Bangladesh. Centre for Business and Economics Research (CBER), 73-85.
  • Kabir, S. 2019. Regional Currency or Regional Trade Policy? An East AsianPerspective of 21st Century Growth. Indexed abstract appeared at the 3rd International Conference on Economics and Development (ICED 2019), 13 – 14 June2019. Bangkok, Thailand: TIIKM, Sri Lamka.
  • Kabir, S. 2019. An Introduction to Halal Export Potential for Bangladesh. Presented at the Halal Export Potential for Bangladesh: Business and Economic Perspective, 15 October 2019. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Department of Economics and Department ofMarketing, Independent University Bangladesh.
  • Kabir, S., S. Shams, and R. Lawrey. 2018. Halal Market Emergence and Export Opportunity: The Comparative Advantage Perspective. Accepted for presentation at the Twelfth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management (ICMSEM2018), 1-4 August 2018, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kabir, S., and R. Salim. 2016. ‘Asset-Backed’ Microfinance System: A Sharia (Islamic Law) Compliant Poverty Alleviation Technique for the Muslim Communities. Presented at the 45th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE), 11-13 July, 2016. Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia: The Economic Society of Australia.  .
  •  Kabir, S., and R. Salim. 2015. Should Islamic Microfinance Replicate the Operational Structure of Conventional Microfinance? Presented at the Malaysian Economic Convention 2015, 28-29 September, 2015. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Malaysian Economic Association, University of Malaya.
  • Kabir, S. 2015. Asian Currency Unit and ASEAN Trade Prospect: An Untold Story. Presented at the 37 Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) Seminar for young fellows, 2 June, 2015. Singapore City, Singapore: Institution of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS), and Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD). (The article received PAFTAD Young Scholar’s Fellowship 2015 award).
  • Kabir, S. 2014. Trade in Global Halal Industry: Malaysia’s Performance and Prospect. Proceedings at the 3rd International Conference on Management, Economics and Finance (ICMEF 2014), 27-28 October, 2014. Primula Beach Hotel, Kuala Terengganu: Conference Master, and Global Research Agency, Malaysia.
  • Kabir, S. 2014. Does Australia Overlook A Potential Trade Opportunity? Presented at the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE), 1-4 July, 2014. Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania: The Economic Society of Australia.
  • Kabir, S. 2013. ASEAN Trade Performance in GFC and Post-GFC Period: Some Empirical Evidences. Proceedings at the International Conference on Economics and Business Research, Post-crisis economics: Resilience and Sustainability, 15-16 May, 2013. Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia.
  • Salim, R., and S. Kabir. 2013. ASEAN Trade Flow Analysis using Competing Approaches. Proceedings at the 7th Global Business and Social Science Research Conference, 13-14 June, 2013. Beijing, China: World Business Institution, Australia.
  • Kabir, S., and S. R. Chowdhury. 2011. Has Euro Increased Intra-regional Trade? An Event Study on the Immediate Impact. Proceedings at the First International Conference on Banking and Finance Perspectives (ICBFP`2011), 13-15 April, 2011. Famagusta-North Cyprus: Department of Banking and Finance, Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Famagusta (Gazimağusa), North Cyprus.
  • Kabir, S., and R. Salim. 2010. The Tale of Parallel Integration Process in the ASEAN and the EU: An Empirical Investigation of Trade Potential. Proceedings at the 13th International Business Research Conference, 22-24 November, 2010. Melbourne, Australia: World Business Institution, Australia.
  • Salim, R., and S. Kabir. 2010. Success of ASEAN regional integration on intra-regional trade: a comparative study with EU’s trade integration, in Dr. Zia Haqq (ed), Annual Asian Business Research Conference, Jan 1 2010, pp. 1-12. Dhaka, Bangladesh: World Business Institute.
  • Kabir, S. and R. Salim. 2019. Regional Currency or Regional Trade Policy? An EastAsian Perspective of 21 st Century Growth. Proceeding of the 3rd InternationalConference on Economic and Development. TIIKM Publishing. (pp. 1-17).
  • Kabir, S. (Forthcoming). Growing Global Halal Food Market and Malaysia’s Trade Prospect: Empirical Evidences and Policy Guideline. Accepted for inclusion in a forthcoming publication, the working title of which is “Blueprint of Malaysian Success”. Malaysia: Perdana Leadership Foundation.
  •  Kabir, S., S. Shams, and R. Lawrey. 2018. Halal Market Emergence and Export Opportunity: The Comparative Advantage Perspective. In J. Xu, F. L. Cooke, M. Gen and S. E. Ahmed (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management. Switzerland: Springer. (Vol. 2, Chapter VIII, pp. 1555-1565)
  •  Kabir, S. 2016. Micro-financing Practices in Poverty Alleviation: Conventional View Versus Islamic View. In A. Trakik and H.H.A.Tajuddin (Eds.), Islamic Banking & Finance: Principles, Instruments & Operations. Selangor, Malaysia: CLJ Publications. (Chapter 14, pp 313-32)
  • Ali, M.Y., P.Z.A. Abdul Ghaffar, S. Kabir and S. Munir. 2020. Halal food export and Malaysia’s potential: the applicability of the gravity theory of trade. Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-01-2020-0019. (Emerald publication)
  • Kabir, S., S. Shams and R. Lawrey. 2020. Trade diversion risk for halal food exports. Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-07-2019-0145. (Emerald publication)
  • Kabir, S., H. Bloch, and R. Salim. 2018. Global Financial Crisis and South East Asian Trade Performance: Some Empirical Evidences. Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies 30 (2) 114-44. (Published by Applied Regional Science Conference (ARSC) and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd – ABDC/ERA ranked, SCOPUS indexed)
  • Kabir, S., and R. A. Salim. 2016. Can a Common Currency Induce Intra-Regional Trade? The South-East Asian (ASEAN) Perspective. Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies 28 (3) 218-34. (Published by Applied Regional Science Conference (ARSC) and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd – ABDC/ERA ranked, SCOPUS indexed)
  • Kabir, S. 2015. Growing Halal Meat Demand: Does Australia Miss Out A Potential Trade Opportunity? Economic Papers 34 (1-2) 60-75. (Published by Economic Society Australia – ABDC/ERA ranked, Web of Science indexed)
  • Kabir, S., and R. A. Salim. 2014. Regional Economic Integration in ASEAN: How Far Will They Go? Journal of South East Asian Economics 31 (2) 313-35. (Published by the Institute of South East Asian Studies, National University of Singapore – ABDC/ERA ranked. The journal was formerly known as ASEAN Economic Bulletin)
  • Kabir, S., and R. Salim. 2011. Parallel Integration and ASEAN-EU Trade Potential: an Empirical Analysis. Journal of Economic Integration 26 (4) 601-23. (Published by Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, South Korea – ABDC/ERA ranked, SCOPUS indexed)
  • Salim, R., and S. Kabir. 2010. The Immediate Impact of Euro on Intra-Regional Trade: An Event Study Approach. Journal of Economic Development 35 (3) 43-55. (Published by Department of Economics, Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea – ABDC/ERA ranked)

Kabir, S., and R. Salim. 2016. Two-staged Capital Structure: An Operational Guideline for Islamic Microfinance System (Department of Economics Discussion Papers 05-16, Monash Business School).

    • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), funded by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia: “Building and Validating a Halal Trade Model – Uncovering the Economic Potential of Malaysian Halal Trade”; worth-RM 45,500 (USD 11,000 equivalent); duration-August 2016 to July 2019; role- Project Leader.
    • Research Seed Grant, funded by Halal Ecosystem Multidisciplinary Platform, Monash University Malaysia: “Investigation of Malaysia’s Trade Opportunity in Global Halal Food Industry”; worth-RM 22,500 (USD 5,500 equivalent); duration-August 2013 to June 2015, role – Project Leader. Project outcome: 1 journal article and 2 conference papers.
    • School Seed Grant, funded by School of Business, Monash University Malaysia: “Effect of Social, Cultural, and Economic Factors on Students’ Learning Sentiments in a Higher Institution of Learning”; worth-RM 7,000 (USD 1,750 equivalent); duration-January 2015 to December 2015; role- Team Member and Project Coordinator.