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Salford Business School

Dr Abdi Ali

Lecturer in Economics & Finance, Research Coordinator for Accounting, Finance & Economics

Biography

Dr Abdi Ali is a Lecturer in Economics and Finance. Prior to joining Salford Business School in September 2017, He was a Lecturer in Economics at Aberystwyth University, as well as the Director of Postgraduate Studies. He is an External Research Associate at the Global Development Institute of the University of Manchester and at the China and Emerging Economies Centre, Northampton Business School. He also serves as a Senior Research Associate at the Somali Centre for Social and Economic Empowerment in Mogadishu. He has in the past worked as a professional Economist and provided consultancy for the UN, World Bank, DFID and the Somali government.Prior to joining Salford Business School in September 2017, I was a Lecturer in Economics at Aberystwyth University, as well as the Director of Postgraduate Studies. I am an External Research Associate at the Global Development Institute of the University of Manchester and at the China and Emerging Economies Centre, Northampton Business School. I hold an MSc (Econ) with Distinction as well as a PhD (Econ) from the University of Manchester.

Teaching

  • Macroeconomic Analysis (UG)
  • Corporate and Quantitative Finance (PG)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (Business Forecasting)

Research Interests

Dr Ali’s broad areas of research are in: International and Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics and Small Business Economics. 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education AcademyPhD in Economics, MSc in Econ with Distinction, PG Dipl in Econ (University of Manchester, UK)
  • PGCTHE (Aberystwyth University, UK)
  • BSc (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Publications

Alpaslan, B., & Ali, A. (2018). The spillover effects of innovative ideas on human capital. Review of Development Economics, 22(1), 333-360.

 

Ali A., & Alpaslan B. (2018) Pro-industry policies, sustainability, and industrial growth. In: Yülek M. (eds) Industrial Policy and Sustainable Growth. Sustainable Development. Springer, Singapore.

 

Ali, A., & Alpaslan, B. (2017). Is there an investment motive behind remittances? Evidence from panel cointegration. The Journal of Developing Areas, 51(1), 63-82.

 

Ali, A., & Imai, K. S. (2015). Crises, economic integration and growth collapses in African countries. Journal of African Economies, 24(4), 471-501.

 

Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., Ali, A., & Kaicker, N. (2014). Remittances, growth and poverty: New evidence from Asian countries. Journal of Policy Modeling, 36(3), 524-538.

 

Ali, A. (2013). Are property rights institutions and financial development complements or substitutes? The case of private investment. Economics Bulletin, 33(2), 1126-1131.

 

Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., Thapa, G., & Ali, A. (2012). Supply Response to Food Price Changes in Asian Countries. In Institutions and Comparative Economic Development (pp. 313-331). Palgrave Macmillan, London.

 

Conference Papers:

 

Ali SI, Christie M & Ali A (2016). Cloud-based Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) Framework for Fault identification in distributed manufacturing. In: International Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Marketing (ICBEMM) 2016, Oxford University, 15-17 August 2016.

 

Ali, A. (2011). Institutional Quality, Financial Development, and Capital Flight. In: 26th European Economic Association & Econometric Society. Oslo, Norway.

 

Ali, A., & Walters, B. (2011). On the causes of capital flight from Sub Saharan Africa. In: Center for the Study of African Economies, Conference Papers, University of Oxford.

Postgraduate research

I am happy to consider PhD applications in any of my broad areas of research. However, I would particularly welcome applicants in one of the following topics:

  • Firm credit constraints and the characteristics and behaviors of “discouraged borrowers”.
  • Trade and financial shocks
  • Firm-level innovation, particularly the inhibitors of innovative behavior.
  • Structural reforms and entrepreneurship