Dr Shabbir Ahmad

Postdoc Researcher -Strategy

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 66254


Shabbir Ahmad completed his PhD in Econometrics at the UQ School of Economics in 2014. His areas of research include efficiency and productivity analysis, environment and sustainability, and financial regulation and governance. He has 15 year’s university research teaching experience in Pakistan and Australia. His area s of research focus on agriculture and financial sectors performance measurement at micro level. He has devised novel methodologies to measure business growth and innovation, with particular focus on agriculture sector. After receiving my second PhD in 2014, he held research positions at the Centre of Social responsibility in Mining (CSRM), the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Currently, he is leading Australian Centre for International Agriculture (ACIAR) funded project Farmer’s capabilities, productivity, and profitability: A case study of smallholders in selected agro-zones in Pakistan”. He has delivered numerous projects for international agencies on sustainable development and productivity focused on mining, manufacturing and financial sectors.

Research Interests

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Islamic Finance and Financial Sector Performance
  • Regulation and Governance
  • Resource Economics


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Philosophy Economics, India


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