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Assoc Prof Mafiz Rahman

Assoc Prof Mafiz Rahman
Name Mafiz Rahman
Position Associate Professor (Economics)
Section School of Business
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 )
  • International Economics ( 380110 )
  • Strategy ( 350799 )
  • Applied Economics not elsewhere classified ( 380199 )
  • Health Economics ( 380108 )
  • Environment And Resource Economics ( 380105 )
  • Economic Development Policy ( 440703 )
  • Socio-Economic Development ( 440407 )
  • Other Economics not elsewhere classified ( 389999 )
  • International Finance ( 350207 )

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

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Vu, Xuan-Binh (Benjamin) (2021) Are energy consumption, population density and exports causing environmental damage in China? Autoregressive distributed lag and Vector Error Correction Model approaches. Sustainability, 13:3749. pp. 1-19.

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Alam, Khosrul (2021) Clean energy, population density, urbanization and environmental pollution nexus: evidence from Bangladesh. Renewable Energy, 172. pp. 1063-1072. ISSN 0960-1481

Okoli, Chijioke Ifeanyi and Hajizadeh, Mohammad and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Khanam, RashedaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1130-2357 (2021) Decomposition of socioeconomic inequalities in the uptake of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in Nigeria: evidence from Demographic Health Survey. Malaria Journal, 20:300. pp. 1-10.

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Nepal, Rabindra and Alam, Khosrul (2021) Impacts of human capital, exports, economic growth and energy consumption on CO2 emissions of a cross-sectionally dependent panel: evidence from the newly industrialized countries (NICs). Environmental Science and Policy, 121. pp. 24-36. ISSN 1462-9011

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Alam, Khosrul and Velayutham, Eswaran (2021) Is industrial pollution detrimental to public health? Evidence from the world’s most industrialised countries. BMC Public Health, 21:1175. pp. 1-11.

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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 )
  • International Economics ( 380110 )
  • Strategy ( 350799 )
  • Applied Economics not elsewhere classified ( 380199 )
  • Health Economics ( 380108 )
  • Environment And Resource Economics ( 380105 )
  • Economic Development Policy ( 440703 )
  • Socio-Economic Development ( 440407 )
  • Other Economics not elsewhere classified ( 389999 )
  • International Finance ( 350207 )


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