I believe in a statement in the Independent review of REF (2016) by Stern that says, “Societies which invest in ideas and research are generally more creative, more productive, more resilient, more open, more profound and more equipped to face and understand challenge…..It is important to the future of the UK economy and society that this productivity of research, across all its dimensions, is maintained and increased”. Stern (2016) Building on Success and Learning from Experience.
I understand strategies of publishing in high ranking journals to meet the empowerment objectives of the University of Hull. This is essential to achieve its long run goal of remaining a research oriented high quality learning institution that is reputed nationally and internationally and able to compete with top universities around the world.
Personally my contribution to the knowledge has been in measuring the impacts of tax and financial sector policies on growth and redistribution using the dynamic general equilibrium models of various economies.
I have published research findings solely and with co-authors in 4*, 3* and 2* journals including the International Economic Review, Economica, Review of International Economics, Economic Letters, Economic Record, Southern Economic Journal, Applied Financial Economics, Empirical Economics, Annotations in Journal of Economic Literature, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Review of Development Economics, Applied Economics, Economic Modelling, Manchester School, Atlantic Economic Journal, Applied Financial Economics Letters, Advances in Research in Economics, International Journal of International Economics and Economic Policy, and International Business Research. A complete list refereed publications is in my CV. I works were part of the Business and Management Studies submission from the University of Hull in the RAE-2001, RAE- 2008 and REF-2014.
After the REF 2014, I have published 12 articles in refereed journals including the Manchester School, Applied Economics, Economic Modelling, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Review of Development Economics, Applied Economics and Finance, International Advances in Economic Research, International Economics and Economic Policy, Journal of Asymmetric Information, International Business Research. I am actively engaged in submissions, revisions and resubmission for even better journals.
I have generated the research income equal to £75000 in 2015-2016 with the NCPA-Suffolk University in Boston, Mass., USA. The total value of this grant was above $400,000. The team included Prof. David Tuerck, Prof. Jonathan Haughton in the Suffolk University in Boston USA for the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), Huston, Texas, USA. I have plans to generate more income next year. These research activities and impacts are good for the REF2020 and well as for the international reputation of research in the area of dynamic CGE modelling for policy analyses with focus on impact of taxes on capital accumulation, growth and redistribution; micro foundations to macroeconomics and applied economics. I am also working as co-applicant with colleagues in Thailand and Vietnam for the Newton Fund 2017-2018 of the British Academy.
Earlier I constructed a 123 sector dynamic CGE model for the UK economy for analysis of energy sector issues under the EPSRC Supergen project for the team in the University of Hull (for the grant amount of £75000 out of the total value of the project £3,419,650). An article with findings of macro impact study was published in the Cambridge edited volume Modelling Economic Impacts of Low Carbon Electricity with Yago, Atkins, Green and Trotter in Grubb, Jamasb and Pollitt (ed.) Delivering a low-carbon electricity system, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
I have presented papers in top international conferences in economics including the RES UK (2017, 2013, 1997), European Economic Association and ESEM (2007, 2009, 2012), American Economic Association (2017, 2012, 2011), Public Economic Theory (2004, 2008, 2009), input-output association (2006, 2009), MMF(2009, 2013, 2015), European Economics and Finance Society (2001, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016); IAES (2006, 2009, 2015, 2016), RCEA (2014, 2015).
My public research profile, available in the Google Scholar, gives citations to my works with i-10 index at 15. Similarly Research Gates (16.87 score) lists about 109 and Econlit about 55 of my publications; also some works are listed in the JSTOR.
My teachings are informed by these researches; I am developing a unique Hull University Approach to learning economics and econometrics.
I have been referee to key several journals including International Economic Review, Manchester School, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Financial Economics, Economic Modelling, Bulletin of Economic Research, International Review of Applied Economics, International Journal of Social Economics, Journal of Business Economics and Management.
I am generating collaborations as a Fellow in the Royal Statistical Society, a member in the advisory board of the European Economics and Finance Society, a Senior Fellow in Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
I believe in a principle of leading by example by creative, continuous and strong efforts to achieve institutional targets.
I have put my ideas in formulating strategies and programmes of the school and the university participating actively in most of the meetings relating to Academic Investment Initiative (AII) or the shape and size reviews or subject level discussions on reforms in UG or PG programmes.
My management and leadership job in the school relate to teaching and research. On teaching side main role is to ensure the quality of teaching and research. I wrote my five workbooks have introduced to PhD, MA and BSc students in my teaching. I also peer review research works of colleagues and advise them how to pursue in achieving publications or grants.
I have been chair of PhD upgrade committees and taken decisions on whether a certain candidate is ready to pursue the PhD or not. I have been interviewing candidates to the PhD programme recommended them for admission. I have been collaborating with colleagues in preparation of exam papers.
I was a member of the corporation and co-ordination committee as well as of unfair means committee for several years. I was the founder of two international networks, the modelling economic dynamics (MED) and growth development and poverty (GDP) that organised international conferences.
External examination of more than twelve PhD theses in economics of the reputed universities such as Oxford, Durham, York and Newcastle as well as several universities in Australia, India and Pakistan has provided me broad perspectives on the quality of PhD programmes in economics. These can be also basis for new collaborations.
I have enforced quality assurance (QAA) as an external examiner to Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes in other universities in the UK. I was an external examiner to their undergraduate degree programme in the Coventry University during 2009 to 2012. I was external examiner in the post graduate programmes in the London Metropolitan Business School.
I promote and market the subject area while meeting with professional colleagues in various organisations. Participation in the national and global conferences also has been instrumental in generating collaboration and marketing the activities of the business school.
I am referee to professional journals. I am organiser of seminars in economics Hull. Sharing ideas of these seminar speakers from various parts of country provides comparative understanding of the higher education system. I have evaluated ESRC research proposals and been rapporteur to several ESRC projects.
I had run inter-disciplinary workshops for advanced PhD students from our school and under the NARTI initiative and given presentations to high level delegations from Sichuan, Yunnan and Fujian provinces of China; been invited as a speaker in universities from the UK, India, Nepal and Ghana. These are essentially multi-disciplinary activities.
I have read profiles of candidates who were recruited to the economics group after I joined Hull in September 1999. As a member of the economics subject group I have done my best in selecting the best of all applicants. In 2006 I had suggested the founding Dean of the Business School to recruit at least seven more academic colleagues in economics. That request to some extent was fulfilled to reach to the current size of 14.5 colleagues from eight at that time.
I have given some initial training to colleagues who were recruited and provided supports to ensure their steady progress and development of full potential in them. I have shared information regarding personal development plans or in developing team spirits.
I have been regular in subject group meetings to develop a common vision and strategic direction of the subject team and the Department.
I have participated in some of the staff-student committee meetings; I have met parents of students with serious problems following standard procedures. I have been very careful in providing advices to colleagues on their duties and responsibilities.
I had been involved in final allocation of resources while organising the conferences or to some extent in organising the seminars.
I had an opportunity to monitor works of colleagues as a second marker or as a peer reviewer and observer. This has led to devote team spirits. I share valuable information regarding important academic events to colleagues and feel part of strategic decisions at the university level.
I have been to some extents a line manager to my PhD students. I ensure they have monthly, six-monthly and annual meetings and meet their objectives.
In teaching I have been a module leader of twelve different modules and given peer support to module leaders both in the undergraduate and post graduate programmes. I have shown how to design, deliver and assess curriculum to achieve quality in teaching. Provided solution to academic and personal problems.
I have provided advice to the Suffolk University and the NCPA in matters of tax policy reforms of the presidential candidates in the US. I am in advisory board of the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS) and in the editorial board of Advances in Economics and Business (Latvia).
I am aware of health and safety concerns and have taken appropriate actions to minimise risks talking to relevant bodies including securities, real estate department. I have often liaised with the local MP for the university ward to discuss issues faced by the community around Hull that affects lives of students and families living in this area.