Dr Samsul Alam

Job: Lecturer in Economics

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7194

E: samsul.alam@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr. Samsul Alamis currently working as a lecturer in Economics at Leicester Castle Business School (LCBS) in De Montfort University. Previously, he worked as a Sessional Lecturer at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in Griffith University, Australia. He was also worked as a teaching assistant at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

Samsul received his PhD in Economics from Griffith University, Australia and completed his MSc from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. He pursued his bachelor degree in Finance and Economics from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (jointly).

Samsul’s research interest includes tourism economics, resource and environmental economics and development economics. He has published more than 15 journal articles in top tier peer reviewed journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Emerging Markets Review, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Applied Economics, Social Indicators Research, Canadian Journal of Development Studies and Review of Development Economics.

Samsul has a broad range of teaching experience on campus settings and online (both Bachelor and Master level). His teaching experience includes: delivering lectures, designing and collaborating course profile and supervising students. Currently, he is the module leader for 1543 Introduction to Microeconomics. He was also a module leader for Economics for Decision Making, Business Data analysis and Financial Institution Management. He also taught Introduction to Economics, International Trade, Development Economics, Real Estate Finance, Business Data Analysis and Business Statistics. His average Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) scores are more than 4.70 (out of 5.00) with a quartile band rank 4.

Samsul is actively engaged with the supervision of both Masters and PhD level students. He also has decent experience in administrative activities.

Publications and outputs 

1.   Paramati, S.R, Alam, M.S. & Lau C.K. (Forthcoming). Economic and Environmental Benefits from Tourism Investment in the EU. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, (ABS – 3)

2.  Alam, M.S., Selvanathan, S., Selvanathan, S. & Hossian, M (forthcoming). Apparel Industry in the Post-MFA— A Review. Review of Development Economics (ABS – 2)

3. Alam, M.S., Mia, D., Shawkat, H. & Tiwary. A. (Forthcoming). Does Electricity Provision Improve Labor Productivity? Evidence from Developing Economies. Energy Policy (ABS-2)

4. Hossain, M., Islam, T. Momin, M. & Alam, M.S. (2018). Understanding Communication of Sustainability Reporting: Application of Symbolic Convergence Theory (SCT), Journal of Business Ethics, (ABS-3)

5. Paramati, S.R., Alam, M.S. & Apergis, N. (2018). Do the Stock Markets Decrease CO2 Emissions in Developed and Emerging Market Economies? Emerging Market Review, (ABS-2)

6. Alam, M.S. & Paramati, S.R. (2017). The dynamic role of tourism investment on tourism development and CO2 emissions. Annals of Tourism Research (ABS-4)

7. Alam, M.S. & Paramati, S.R. (2017). The Impact of Tourism on Income Inequality in Developing Economies: Does Kuznets Hypothesis Exist. Annals of Tourism Research, 61,111-126 (ABS-4)

8. Paramati, S.R. Alam, M.S., & Chen C-F (2016). The Effects of Tourism on Economic Growth and CO2 Emissions: A Comparison between Developed and Developing Economies. Journal of Travel Research, 56(6), 712-724 (ABS-4)

9. Paramati, S. R. Shahbaz, M. & Alam, M. S. (2016). Does Tourism Degrade Environmental Quality? A Comparative Study of Eastern and Western European Union? Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 50 (1), 1-13 (ABS-3)

10. Alam, M.S. Selvanathan, S., & Selvanathan, S. (2016). Determinants of the Bangladesh Garment Exports in the Post-MFA Environment. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 22(2), 330-352. (Excellence in Research for Australia – A)

11. Alam, M.S., Paramati, S.R., Shahbaz, M., & Bhattacharya, M. (2016). Natural Gas, Trade and Sustainable Growth: Empirical Evidence from the Top Gas Consumers of the Developing World. Applied Economics, 49 (7), 635-649 (ABS-2)

12. Alam, M. S., Shahbaz, M., & Paramati, S. R. (2015). The Role of Financial Development and Economic Misery on Life Expectancy: Evidence from Post-Financial Reforms in India. Social Indicators Research, 128 (2), 481-497 (Australian Business Dean Council or ABDC – A)

13. Alam, M. S., & Paramati, S. R. (2015). Do Oil Consumption and Economic Growth Intensify Environmental Degradation? Evidence from Developing Economies. Applied Economics, 47(48), 5186–5203 (ABS-2)

14. Alam, M. S., Raza, S. A., Shahbaz, M., & Abbas, Q. (2015). Accounting for Contribution of Trade Openness and Foreign Direct Investment in Life Expectancy: The Long-Run and Short-Run Analysis in Pakistan. Social Indicators Research, 129 (3), 1155–1170 (ABDC – A)

15. Alam, M. S., & Natsuda, K. (2016). The Competitive Factors of the Bangladeshi Garment Industry in the Post-MFA Era. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 1–21 (ABDC – B)

Research interests/expertise

Tourism Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Development Economics

Areas of teaching

Economics for Decision Making, Microeconomics, Business Data Analysis


PhD in Economics

Courses taught

Economics for Decision Making, Microeconomics, Development Economics, Business Data Analysis, Real Estate Finance, Financial Institution Management

Honours and awards

1.Young Leader Fellowship (2011-2012)

2. JEES Foundations Scholarships (2012-2013)

3. Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship Award (2013-2016)

Current research students

Currently supervising 11 postgraduate students

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