Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Economics, and Political Science, MacEwan University
Dr. Islam is an alumnus of Oregon State University, American University of Beirut and Bangladesh Agricultural University. By training, he is an economist with specialization in agriculture, natural resources and environment.
He regularly teaches Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics, Quantitative Methods in Economics, and Economics of Project Evaluation. Aside from these courses, he has also taught courses on farm business management, statistical methods for business and economics, field plot techniques and experimental designs, among others.
He is active in research primarily in applied fields of economics and business. His research activities concentrate on the applied aspects of economics that can be easily communicated to undergraduate students. Utilizing research methodologies and findings to undergraduate classes provides students with the opportunity to learn first-hand which contributes to a deeper understanding of the subject matter. Other areas of his research include urban and spatial economics, food demand analysis, and resource and environmental economics. He regularly attends conferences, presents and discusses papers, and chairs and organizes technical sessions. He also publishes papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Nov 25, 2022 14:37 pm UTC| Economy
Recent high food price inflation has plagued many Canadian families, especially those on tight budgets. Statistics Canada reported in October that in-store food prices increased at a faster rate than the all-items Consumer...