Abu Siddique

Associate Professor, BA MA MPhil Rajshahi, DipResMeth Dhaka, DipResRurDev Hawaii, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 191 Citations
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Siddique obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh. He also obtained a post-graduate diploma from the University of Hawaii in 1975 before proceeding to complete his PhD at the University of Western Australia. A frequent contributor to learned journals, his principal research interests revolve around trade, development, migration, and applied economics. Dr Siddique has extensively published scholarly articles in well-reputed international journals such as the Journal of Development Studies, the Journal of Policy Modelling, the Environment International, International Journal of Social Economics, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, South African Journal of Economics, and South Asia. He has also, authored, edited and co-edited numerous books including International Migration into the 21st Century (ed), (London: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited); Regionalism, Trade and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region (ed), (London: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited), and External Powers in the International Relations of the Southern Hemisphere: Political, Military, and Economic Dimensions (Observatoire Des Relations Internationales Dans L'Hémisphére Sud, France). To date (February 2016), Dr Siddique has published 19 refereed journal articles, 16 edited and co-edited books, 48 book chapters (solely and jointly) and one solely authored book. He is also an experienced supervisor and so far he has supervised 23 Honours, 15 Masters and 8 PhD students.

Roles and responsibilities

Member, Academic Board (elected), since 2015

Postgraduate Coordinator (Economics), UWA, Business School, since 2004

Member, UWA Business School Teaching and Learning Committee, since 2015

Member, UWA Business School Education Committee, since 2015.

Member, UWA Business School Board of Postgraduate Studies, since 2015.

Acting Head, 27 November – 3 December, 2013, Economics Programme, UWA Business School.

Member, M Com Review Committee later renamed to Cycle II Courses by Coursework Committee), 2012 - 2014.

Director, Trade, Migration and Development Research Centre, UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia, 1995-2010.

Member, Board of Higher Degree by Research, UWA Business School, the University of Western Australia, 2007-2010.

Head, Economics Programme, UWA Business School, 2008.

Member, Scholarships Rankings Committee for Australian Postgraduate Awards and University Postgraduate Awards, UWA Business School, 2007.

Member, Research Committee, UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia, 2004-2006.

Faculty Board Member (elected), UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia, 2005-2014.

Member, Spheres of Influence in Research (SOIR) Committee, Business School, 2005.

Member, ECEL Equity Strategic Plan Committee, 1998.

Member, Indian Ocean Focus Group, 1996.

Faculty Representative to UWA’s Promotional Evening in Singapore, 1991.

Faculty Representative to Prospective Students Evenings, 1989.

Future research

“Foreign Aid and Economic Development: A case Study of Tanzania”.

“Australian and Malaysian Bilateral Trade: Recent Trends”.

“Fiscal Decentralisation and Inequality in Indonesia 1999-2008”.

“Public Expenditure and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis”.

“Trade Creation and Diversion under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)”.

Funding overview

Won 28 external and internal grants amounting to $388,000 from various national and international organizations for conducting pure research as well as for organizing conferences that have led to major research publications. Three of these grants were awarded in 2009.

$14,504.40, for international conference on “Good Governance and Economic Growth”, AusAID, Canberra, 2009.

$5,000, for international conference on “Good Governance and Economic Growth”, UWA Business School, Crawley, WA, 2009.

$12,500, for “The Impact of Reduction in External Debt on Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from the HIPC Countries”, UWA, 2009.

$24,450 for international seminar on “External Debt Monitoring: Crisis Prevention and Resolution”, the Commonwealth Secretariat (London) and the International Monetary Fund (Washington, D. C.), 2007.

$9,722 for “Global Competitiveness of Australia and Malaysia: Implications for Bilateral Trade”, UWA Business School Research Grant, 2006.

$6,000 for “Doing Business in the Asia-Pacific Region: Is Australia Competitive?” UWA Business School Research Grant, 2005.

$39,000, for International Conference on “Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region: Implications for Australia”, Perth Convention Bureau, Department of Agriculture and Food, Curtin University of Technology, Edith Cowan University and University of Western Australia, 2004.

$5,000, for “Development Strategies in the ASEAN Transitional Economies: Dilemmas and Options”, School of Economics and Commerce Research Grant, 2004.

$15,000 for “Immigration and the Demand for Imports to Australia: Is there a Link?” UWA Research Grant, 2003.

$5,000 for “Shortages of Highly Skilled Workers in Australia and Policy Responses”, School of Economics and Commerce Research Grant, 2003 (round 1).

$1,500 for “Economics of Illegal Immigration in Australia”, School of Economics and Commerce Research Grant, 2003 (round 2).

$5,045 for “Gender and Export-oriented Development in Indonesia”, Department of Economics Research Grant, 2002.

$3,500 for publishing a) Ghosh, R N, Siddique, M A B and Gabbay, R et al. (eds.), Tourism and Economic Development: Case Studies from the Indian Ocean Region, Ashgate Publishing Limited UK and (b) Ghosh, R N, Siddique, M A B and Gabbay, R et al. (eds.), Essays on Development Issues: India and the Indian Ocean, 2001.

$6,000 for “A Handbook of Sustainable Development Planning: Studies in Modelling and Decision Support”, Department of Economics, The University of Western Australia, 2001.

$5,464 for “Immigration to the Republic of South Africa: International and National Perspective”, Australian Research Council Grant (Small), 2000.

$4,700 for the International Migration into the 21st Century Conference held at The University of Western Australia, AusAID (under International Seminar Support Scheme), Canberra, 1999.

$26,400 (with R N Ghosh) for the International Conference on Development of the Indian Ocean Region: Human Resources and Gender Issues in Poverty Eradication and Energy and Services in Development, held at The University of Western Australia from November 30 to December 02, 1998, AusAID, (under International Seminar Support Scheme), Canberra, and Edith Cowan University.

$5,000 for “Recent Trends in Australian-ASEAN Trade and the Implications for Australia”, Australian Research Council Grant (Small), 1998.

$37,000 from AusAID for the following projects of the Centre for Migration and Development Studies, 1997: (a) “South Africa and Australia: Possibilities of Economic Co-operation”, and (b) “Emerging Labour Markets in the Maldives: Implications for Australian Technology Transfer”.

$30,000 for the International Conference on Governance Issues and Sustainable Development in the Indian Ocean Rim Countries held at The University of Western Australia from 28-30 October, 1996, AusAID (under International Seminar Support Scheme), Canberra.

$40,000 (jointly with R N Ghosh and R Gabbay) from AusAID for the following projects: (a) “Importance of Tourism in the Development of Small Island Economies in the Indian Ocean”; (b) “Role of Women in Economic Transition in Pakistan and Sri Lanka”, “Liberalisation of Rural Markets in South Asia”, and (c) “The Impact of the Uruguay Round of Reforms on the Small Indian Ocean Island Economies and Selected Indian Ocean Rim Countries”, 1996.

$16,300 from AusAID for Indian Ocean Research Network conference held in New Delhi in December,1995, AusAID (under International Seminar Support Scheme), Canberra.

$29,500 (with P W Miller) for International Migration into the 21st Century Conference held at the University of Western Australia, Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, WA Department of Commerce and Trade, Reserve Bank of Australia, Economic Society of Australia (WA Branch) and WA Ministry for Planning, 1999.

$5,000 for “Export Performance and Economic Development in Malaysia: 1957-1995 and Projections into the Future”, Department of Economics Research Grant, 1999.

$8,000 for “The Economics of Australian/ASEAN Trade”, Department of Economics Research Grant, 1996.

$16,300 from AusAID, for the Indian Ocean Research Network conference held in New Delhi in December, 1995, (under International Seminar Support Scheme), Canberra, 1995.

$5,000 for “The Economics of Tea and Coffee Consumption in Australia”, The University of Western Australia, 1991.

Other

$4,000 (US$) for “Appropriate Irrigation Technology in North Bengal”, the Agricultural Development Council Inc., New York, USA, 1980.

Previous positions

Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, The University of Western Australia,
2000-2008.

Lecturer, Department of Economics, The University of Western Australia, 1989-2000.

Senior Tutor and Lecturer-in-Charge of First Year Economics Course Department of Economics, The University of Western Australia, Australia, 1987-1989.

Tutor, St. Thomas More College, The University of Western Australia, Australia, 1987-1988.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, 1979-1981.

Lecturer, Department of Economics, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, 1978-1979.

Research Fellow, Department of Economics, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, 1974-1975.

Visiting Positions

Research Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand, July-August, 2013.

Visiting Researcher, AUT Business School, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, July, 2013.

Visiting Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2013.

Visiting Professor, Australian Study Centre, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus, Thailand, January 2013.

Visiting Fellow, School of Economics, Kingston University, Kingston, May 2008.

Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, April/May 2008.

Visiting Researcher, Department of Economics and Finance, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, April 2008.

Visiting Fellow, the Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration (PCERII), University of Alberta, Canada, February 2001.

Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Economics, and Centre for Development Studies, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, May 1997 - June 1997.

Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Economics, and Institute for Development Studies, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, May 1997 - June 1997.

Visiting Fellow, School of Applied and International Economics, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, March 1997 - April 1997.

Current projects

Collaborative research project.

“Indonesia as an Emerging Economic Powerhouse in the Context of Regional Development in Southeast Asia” (with Associate Professor Kenneth E Jackson, Director, Centre for Development Studies, University of Auckland).

Industrial relevance

N.A.

Teaching overview

Economics 100, The University of Western Australia.

Economic Development, The University of Western Australia.

ASEAN Economic Development, The University of Western Australia.

Japanese Economic History, The University of Western Australia.

Contemporary Japanese Economy, The University of Western Australia.

Asia in the World Economy, The University of Western Australia.

Monetary Economics, Edith Cowan University.

Economic Development, Edith Cowan University.

Economics 100, Sunway College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Research

Trade, migration & economic development

Applied economics

South-east Asian economic development

Japanese economic development

Languages

English and Bengali.

Keywords

  • Asian and Southeast Asian economies
  • Economic development
  • Economic development in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Globalisation and development
  • Good governance and economics of corruption
  • Japanese economic development
  • Migration and development
  • Regionalism, trade and development
  • Sustainable development

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Malaysia Mathematics
Machinery Engineering & Materials Science
Elasticity Engineering & Materials Science
Linear Functional Mathematics
Annual Mathematics
Demand Mathematics
Commercial banks Business & Economics
External debt Business & Economics

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Research Output 1993 2017

2 Citations (Scopus)

On the profitability of commercial banks: the Sri Lankan case

Ariyadasa, C., Selvanathan, E. A., Siddique, M. A. B. & Selvanathan, S., 3 May 2017, In : Applied Economics. 49, 21, p. 2106-2116 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Profitability
Commercial banks
Operating costs
Interest rates
Loans
5 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of external debt on growth: Evidence from highly indebted poor countries

Siddique, A., Selvanathan, E. A. & Selvanathan, S., 2016, In : Journal of Policy Modeling. 38, 5, p. 874-894

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

External debt
Oil
Revenue
Burden
Surplus

Corruption in Bangladesh: Review and Analysis

Siddique, A., 2015, Corruption, Good Governance and Economic Development: Contemporary Analysis and Case Studies. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, p. 85-100

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Some Quantitative Measures of Corruption

Ghosh, R. & Siddique, A., 2015, Corruption, Good Governance and Economic Development: Contemporary Analysis and Case Studies. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, p. 9-24

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

The Impact Of Climate Change On Agricultural Productivity: Evidence From Panel Data Of Bangladesh

Iqbal, K. & Siddique, A., 2015, JOURNAL OF DEVELOPING AREAS. United States: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIV, p. 89-101

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

Projects 1995 2003