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Assoc Prof Mafiz Rahman

Assoc Prof Mafiz Rahman
Name Mafiz Rahman
Position Associate Professor (Economics)
Section School of Commerce
Office T321
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1279
Extension 1279
Email
Qualifications BSc(Hons) Jahangirnagar , GDipEconDev ANU , MSc Jahangirnagar , MEconDev ANU , PhD Sydney
Homepage http://www.usq.edu.au/users/rahman
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Applied Economics not elsewhere classified ( 140299 )
  • Economics not elsewhere classified ( 149999 )
  • Business and Management not elsewhere classified ( 150399 )
  • International Economics and International Finance ( 140210 )
  • Environment and Resource Economics ( 140205 )
  • Economic Development and Growth ( 140202 )
  • Health Economics ( 140208 )

Research interests
International Trade and International Business
Environmental Economics
Development Economics
Applied Health Economics
South and South-East Asian Economies
Australian Housing Market

Professional memberships
Economic Society of Australia

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
ECO 8060: Business in the International Economy
ECO 5000: Economics for Managers
ECO 3010: International Economics and Trade


Previously taught:
ECO 2000: Macroeconomics for Business and Government
ECO 2001: Microeconomics for Business and Government
ECO 3000: Global Economics and Trade
ECO 5000: Economics for Managers
ECO 8060: Business in the International Economy

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
29 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
3 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Program Coordinator, Business Economics Major.



Ex-Member/Coordinator/Acting Roles

Research Coordinator, School of Commerce

Acting Head, School of Commerce

Acting Head, Economics and Politics Discipline

Equity and Social Justice Committee, Faculty of Business.

Research and Higher Degree Committee, School of AEF.

Teaching and Learning Committee, School of AEF/Commerce

Research most recent
Rahman, M.M. and Velayutham, E. (2019) ‘Renewable and non-renewable energy consumption-economic growth nexus: New evidence from South Asia’, Renewable Energy, Available online 4 September.

Rahman, M.M., Rana, R.H. and Barua, S. (2019) ‘The Drivers of Economic Growth in South Asia: Evidence from a Dynamic System GMM approach’, Journal of Economic Studies, Vol 46, Issue 4.

Kashem, M. A. and Rahman, M.M. (2019) ‘CO2 Emissions and Development Indicators: A Causality Analysis for Bangladesh, Environmental Processes’, first published online on 2 May 2019.

Sain, M.R.M., Rahman, M.M. and Khanam, R. (2018) ‘Financial Exclusion and the Role of Islamic Finance in Australia: A Case Study in Queensland’, Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, Volume 12 Issue 4. pp. 23-42.

Rahman, M.M., Khanam, R. and Rahman, M. (2018) ‘Health care expenditure and health outcome nexus: New evidence from the SAARC-ASEAN region’, Globalization and Health, 14 (113), pp. 1-11.

Bhuiya, M.M.M., Khanam, R., Rahman, M.M. and Nghiem, H.S. (2018) ‘The Relationship between Access to Microfinance, Health-Seeking Behaviour and Health Service Uses: Evidence from Bangladesh’, Economic Analysis and Policy, vol. 60(C), pp. 9-17.

Mamun, S.A.K., Khanam, R. and Rahman, M.M. (2018) ‘The determinants of household out-of-pocket (OOP) medical expenditure in rural Bangladesh’ Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. Online published on 1 March 2018.

Rahman, M.M. and Kashem, M.A (2017) ‘Carbon emissions, energy consumption and industrial growth in Bangladesh: Empirical Evidence from ARDL Cointegration and Granger Causality Analysis’, Energy Policy, Volume 110, pp. 600-608. November.

Kashem, M.A and Rahman, M.M. (2017) ‘Nexus between the banking sector interest rate spread and interbank borrowing rate: An econometric investigation for Bangladesh, Research in International Business and Finance, Available online, 14 July, pp. 34-47.

Rahman, M.M. (2017) ‘Do population density, economic growth, energy use and exports adversely affect environmental quality in Asian populous countries?’ Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 77, pp. 506-514.

Rahman, M.M. Saidi, K. and Mbarek, M.B. (2017) ‘The effects of population growth,
environmental quality and trade openness on economic growth: A panel data application’,
Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 44, Issue 3, pp. 456-474.

Rahman, M.M. and Mamun, SAK. (2017) ‘The effects of telephone infrastructure on farmers' agricultural outputs in China’ Information Economics and Policy, 41, pp. 88–95.

Saidi, K. Rahman, M.M. and Amamri, M. (2017) ‘The causal nexus between economic growth and energy consumption: new evidence from global panel of 53 countries’, Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol. 33, pp. 45-56.

Mbarek, M.B., Saidi, K. and Rahman, M.M. (2017) ‘Renewable and non-renewable energy consumption, environmental degradation and economic growth in Tunisia’, Quality & Quantity, vol. 52, issue 3, pp. 1105-1119.

Siddikee, M. N. and Rahman, M.M. (2017) ‘Effect of catastrophic disaster in financial market contagion’ Cogent Economics & Finance, Vol. 5, pp. 1-13.


Research most notable
Rahman, M.M. and Velayutham, E. (2019) ‘Renewable and non-renewable energy consumption-economic growth nexus: New evidence from South Asia’, Renewable Energy, Available online 4 September.

Rahman, M.M., Khanam, R. and Rahman, M. (2018) ‘Health care expenditure and health outcome nexus: New evidence from the SAARC-ASEAN region’, Globalization and Health, 14 (113), pp. 1-11.

Rahman, M.M. (2017) ‘Do population density, economic growth, energy use and exports adversely affect environmental quality in Asian populous countries?’ Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 77, pp. 506-514.

Rahman, M.M. and Kashem, M.A (2017) ‘Carbon emissions, energy consumption and industrial growth in Bangladesh: Empirical Evidence from ARDL Cointegration and Granger Causality Analysis’, Energy Policy, Volume 110, pp. 600-608. November.

Rahman, M.M. Saidi, K. and Mbarek, M.B. (2017) ‘The effects of population growth, environmental quality and trade openness on economic growth: A panel data application’, Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 44, Issue 3 (published on 3 August).

Rahman, M.M. and Mamun, SAK (2016) ‘Energy Use, International Trade and Economic Growth Nexus in Australia: New Evidence from an Extended Growth Model’, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 64, October (available online 14 July):806-816.

Mamun, SAK, and Rahman, M.M. (2015) ‘Is there any feedback effect between academic research publication and research collaboration? Evidence from an Australian university, Scientometrics, Volume 105, Issue 3: 2179-2196, DOI 10.1007/s11192-015-1759-3; Springer.

Khanam, R., Nghiem, S. and Rahman, M.M. (2011) ‘The Impact of Child Health on Schooling: Evidence from Bangladesh’, Journal of Biosocial Science, volume 43, part 4, pp. 437-451, July.

Rahman, M.M.(2008). 'Macroeconomic and Trade Link Models of South Asian Countries: An Investigation for Regional Trade Expansion', Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Vol. 13, issue 1.

Khanam, R. and Rahman, M.M.(2007). 'Child Work and Schooling in Bangladesh: The Role of Birth-Order', Journal of Biosocial Science, vol. 39, part 5.

Rahman, M.M.,Khanam, R. and Absar, N.(1999). 'Child Labor in Bangladesh: A Critical Appraisal of the Harkin Bill and the MOU type Schooling Program', The Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XXXIII, No.4, December.


Publications in ePrints

Kashem, Mohammad Abul and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2020) Answer to the letter to the editor on 'Environmental Phillips Curve: OECD and Asian NICs Perspective'. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. pp. 1-2. ISSN 0944-1344

Aranas, Lolita L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3944-8470 and Khanam, RashedaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1130-2357 and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Nghiem, Son (2020) Combining Microfinance and Health in Reducing Poverty-Driven Healthcare Costs: Evidence From the Philippines. Frontiers in Public Health, 8:583455. pp. 1-6.

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Saidi, Kais and Mbarek, Mounir Ben (2020) Economic growth in South Asia: the role of CO2 emissions, population density and trade openness. Heliyon, 6 (5):e03903. pp. 1-9.

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2020) Environmental degradation: the role of electricity consumption, economic growth and globalisation. Journal of Environmental Management, 253 (Article 109742). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0301-4797

Kashem, Mohammad Abul and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2020) Environmental Phillips curve: OECD and Asian NICs perspective. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27. pp. 31153-31170. ISSN 0944-1344

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Applied Economics not elsewhere classified ( 140299 )
  • Economics not elsewhere classified ( 149999 )
  • Business and Management not elsewhere classified ( 150399 )
  • International Economics and International Finance ( 140210 )
  • Environment and Resource Economics ( 140205 )
  • Economic Development and Growth ( 140202 )
  • Health Economics ( 140208 )


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