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Ehsan Ahmed

Ehsan Ahmed

Professor and Head of the Economics Department

Started at JMU: 1983

Office: 434 Zane Showker Hall

Phone: 540-568-3215
Fax: 540-568-3010
Email: ahmedex@jmu.edu
Mailing address: JMU, College of Business, MSC 205, Harrisonburg, Va. 22807


Ph.D. (Economics), Michigan State University
M.A. (Economics), Roosevelt University, Chicago
M.A. (Economics), Government College, Lahore, Pakistan
B.A. (Economics, Political Science), Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Professional Interests:

Research and teaching: Monetary Macroeconomics, Global Financial Market, Applied Econometrics, Economic Growth

Personal Interests:

Interfaith and intercommunity dialogue. Promotion of Pakistani-American cultural and political understanding and interaction. 

Current Courses Taught:

Principles of Macroeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics (Economic Growth) 

Key Publications:

“Jamaat-i-Islami and the field of Islam Economics” Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Finance, forthcoming, Ed. El-Gamal, Mahmoud, NY, USA: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.

“Financial Development and Bubbles: The Case of the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan” Co-authored,Journal of Emerging Markets, Summer 2010, Volume 15, Number 2, pp 33-48. 

“Emerging Markets and Stock Market Bubbles: Nonlinear Speculation?” Coauthored, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, July-August 2010, Volume 46, No 04, pp 23-40.

“Nonlinear Bubbles in Chinese Stock market in the 1990’s “, Co-authored, Eastern Economic Journal, winter 2006, Volume 32, Number 1, pp 1-18.

Multiple Unofficial Economy Equilibria and Income Distribution Dynamics in Systemic Transition (with Barkley Rosser and Marina Rosser), Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, (2003), Volume 25, No. 3, pp 425-447.

Volatility Via Social Flaring (With Barkley Rosser and George Hartman), Journal of Economics Organization and Behavior (2003), Volume 50, No. 1, pp 77-87

“Income Inequality and the Informal Economy in Transitional Economies”, Coauthored, Journal of Comparative Economics. (2000), 28, pp 156-171

"State-Space Estimation of Rational Bubbles in the Yen/Deutschemark Exchange Rate"  (Co-authored), WeltwirtschaflichesArchiv (1999), Vol. 135(2), pp 317-33

Positions Held:

January 1998 - present, Head, Economics Department, James Madison University
1997 - present, Professor of Economics, James Madison University
1989-1997, Associate Professor of Economics, James Madison University
1983-1989, Assistant Professor of Economics, James Madison University 


Recipient of Madison Scholar Award 2002-03 James Madison University, College of Business, James Madison University. (Madison Lecture delivered in College of Business, fall 2002: Title “Islamic Economics: Past, Present and Future).

Community Service Award, College of Business, James Madison University, 2010-11

Business Community Service Award, 1995-96, College of Business, James Madison University.