Department Head & Professor, Economics

Year Started at JMU: 1983

ahmedex@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Website: http://sites.jmu.edu/ahmedex

Education
  • 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
  • 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
  • GECON 200 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 332 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 432 Advanced Macroeconomics (Economic Growth)
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
Awards and Recognitions
  • 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.
Key Publications

“Are There Nonlinear Speculative Bubbles in Commodities?” (Coauthored), Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Spring 2014, Volume 36, No 3415, pp 415-437.

“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-

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