Dr Samsul Alam

Job: Senior 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: http://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr. Samsul Alam is currently working as a Senior lecturer at Leicester Castle Business School (LCBS) in De Montfort University (DMU). Before joining at DMU, he also worked at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in Griffith University, Australia and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. Samsul received his PhD from Griffith Business School, Griffith University (Australia) and completed his MSc from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan). He pursued his Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Major in Finance and Economics) from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (jointly).

Samsul’s research interest includes Financial Economics, Tourism Finance and Economics, Environmental Finance and Economics and Business Sustainability. He has published in top tier peer reviewed journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Energy Economics, 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. Besides these academic papers, Samsul is currently involved in a few policy research projects that formulates polices for Central Banks in the South Pacific countries. Samsul has also secured a number of competitive research grants. Considering his outstanding performance in research activities and leadership, he has been awarded as the Winner of the Oscar Award for Research Excellence: Most Inspirational Researcher (2019) for Faculty of Business & Law, De Montfort University.

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. He worked as a module leader for wide range of finance, economics and business courses. 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 also actively engaged with the supervision of both Master and PhD level students. He also has decent experience in administrative activities.

Publications and outputs 

1. Alam, M.S., Atif, M., Chu, C-C., & Soytas, U. (2019). Does Corporate R&D Improve Firm Environmental Performance? Energy Economics (ABS – 3)

2. Paramati, S.R, Alam, M.S., & Lau C.K. (2018). Economic and Environmental Benefits from Tourism Investment in the EU. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, (ABS – 3)

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

4. Alam, M.S., Selva, S., Saroja, S. & Hossain, M (2018). Determinants of Apparel Exports in Major Exporters. Applied Economics, (ABS-2)

5. Alam, M.S.,Selva, S., Saroja, S & Hossain, M (2018). Apparel Industry in the Post-MFA— A Review. Review of Development Economics (ABS – 2)

6. Alam, M.S., Mia, D., Tiwari, A.K., & Shawkat, H (2018). The Nexus between Access to Electricity and Labour Productivity in Developing Countries. Energy Policy (ABS-2)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. 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)

11. 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 (ABS-3)

12. Alam, M.S., Selva, S., & Saroja, 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)

13. 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)

14. 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)

15. 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)

16. 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)

17. Alam, M. S., & Natsuda, K. (2015). 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

Financial Economics, Tourism Finance and Economics, Environmental Finance and Economics and Business Sustainability.

Areas of teaching

Financial Institution Management, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, Money, Banking & Finance, and International Finance and Trade.


PhD from Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia.

Courses taught

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

Honours and awards

  1. Oscar Award for Research Excellence: Most Inspirational Researcher (2019) for Faculty of Business & Law, De Montfort University
  2. One of three Finalists for the University-wide Oscar Award: Outstanding Contribution to Research Excellence, De Montfort University
  3. First Runner-up for 3 Minute Thesis Competition, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia
  4. Young Leader Fellowship (2011-2012)
  5. JEES Foundations Scholarships (2012-2013)
  6. Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship Award (2013-2016)

Current research students

Currently supervising a number of PhD and Masters Thesis.

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