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Dr Munirul Nabin



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009
Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 2005


Dr Munirul Nabin is a senior lecturer and Director International within the Department of Economics at Deakin University. He finished his PhD from University New South Wales (UNSW) in Economics in 2005. Prior to joining Deakin University, he worked for UNSW and Federation University (formerly known as Ballarat University).

His research interests include various issues of Development Economics (topic includes: corruption, polarization, poverty alleviation and micro-credit program, illegal immigration, domestic violence, strategic trade and development) and Industrial Organization (topic includes: firm’s technology adoption, mixed oligopoly, in particular, China’s state owned enterprises vs private enterprises, Hoteling location model, vertical vs horizontal product differentiation, product design vs process R&D, generic competition paradox in pharmaceutical industry, misinformation and firm’s learning behavior).  Recently, he is working on the topic that includes neuro-economics and unethical leadership, where he is addressing the philosophical issue in decision-making process. Although his works are theoretical (heavily based on applied functional analysis), he has a growing interest on applied econometrics, in particular, the panel and cross-sectional data analysis.

He has published in the Berkley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Review of International Economics, Review of Development Economics, World Economy, Economic Modeling, International Review of Finance and Economics. One of his publications in the Berkley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy has been nominated top ten the most popular articles to read!

Dr Nabin has taught Development Economics, Game Theory and its Application to Business, Competitive Analysis, Economics for Managers, Economics and Quantitative Methods. He is also working as an associate supervisor of PhD students.

Dr Nabin won both Faculty Excellence Research award and University Excellence Teaching award from Deakin University. He also won the Vice-Chancellor Commendation Award of teaching from Deakin University.

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Research interests

  • Development Economics
  • Industrial OrganisationApplied Game Theory
  • Institutional Economics and Political Economy


  • American Economic Association
  • Economic Society of Australia

Teaching interests

  • Development Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Economics for Managers
  • Applied Game Theory

Units taught

  • MPE781/MPE981 -  Economics for Managers
  • CAF008EO/CAF008 - Economics and Quantatative Methods
  • MPE781/MPE981 - Economics for Managers


  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (2013)
  • Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence, Deakin University (2009)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Teaching, Deakin University (2009)
  • Nominated for UniJobs 'Lecturer of the Year', Deakin University (2009 and 2010)
  • Dean's Testimonial for Excellence in Teaching, Deakin University (2007 and 2008)


Current Research Projects: 

  • Quality Competition among Chinese SOEs (With Chi-Chur, Pasquale, Xuan)
  • Mortgage Backed Securities: Are they curse or blessing for Australian Home Loan Market (With Sukanto and Shuddha)
  • Herding Behaviour in Investment Projects(With Pedro and Sukanto)
  • Foreign Aid and Voting in LDCs (With Pasquale and Chowdhury)
  • Directed search in Labour Market (With Nejat and CJ)
  • Religion (With Randy)
  • On-line teachig delivery mode and quality of education (With Michael, Sukanto and Shuddha)


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Bilateral international agreement, cooperation and reneging

M Nabin, P Sgro

(2018), Vol. 56, pp. 27-33, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Conviction function? A new decision paradigm for personal financial risk management in the face of large exogenous shocks

M Cohen, M Nabin, S Bhattacharya, K Kumar

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 918-934, Theoretical economics letters, Wuhan, China, C1


Cross-border Travellers and Parallel Trade: Implications for Asian Economies

X Nguyen, C Chao, P Sgro, M Nabin

(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 1531-1546, The world economy, London, Eng., C1


Optimal licensing policy under vertical product differentiation

X Nguyen, P Sgro, M Nabin

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 497-510, Review of development economics, London, Eng., C1


Optimal vigilance level and hiring illegal immigrants

M Nabin, P Sgro

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-12, Theoretical economics letters, Irvine, Calif., C1


Product Differentiation, Research & Development and IPR Enforcement

R Visser, M Nabin, P Sgro

(2017), pp. 427-435, International Review of Economcs and Finance, C1


Cost effectiveness or serving the poor? Factors determining program placement of NGOs in Bangladesh

D Mallick, M Nabin

(2017), pp. 1-10, Economic modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Student engagement in postgraduate education: using game theory to improve results

M Cohen, S Bhattacharya, M Nabin, S Rafiq

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 1-15, Postgraduate education in higher education, Singapore, B1


Wage inequality and welfare in developing countries: privatization and reforms in the short and long run

C Chao, M Nabin, X Nguyen, P Sgro

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 474-483, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


State-owned enterprises, competition and product quality

Munirul Nabin, P Sgro, X Nguyen, C Chao

(2016), Vol. 43, pp. 200-209, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS): Is It a Curse or a Blessing for the Australian Home Loan Market? A Natural Experiment

M Nabin, S Bhattacharya, S Rafiq

(2015), Vol. 54, pp. 104-120, Australian Economic Papers, C1


Licensing under vertical product differentiation: Price vs. quantity competition

X Nguyen, P Sgro, M Nabin

(2014), Vol. 36, pp. 600-606, Economic modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Decision-Making in Economics: Critical Lessons from Neurobiology

R Martins, K Kumar, A Mukherjee, M Nabin, S Bhattacharya

(2014), pp. 46-56, Economic Behaviour, Game Theory, and Technology in Emerging Markets, Hershey, PA, B1


Strategic quality competition, mixed oligopoly and privatization

M Nabin, X Nguyen, P Sgro, C Chao

(2014), Vol. 34, pp. 142-150, International review of economics & finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


On the relationship between technology transfer and economic growth in Asian economies

M Nabin, X Nguyen, P Sgro

(2013), World economy, Chichester, England, C1


Illegal immigration, technology adoption and welfare

M Nabin, P Sgro

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 183-198, Asia-Pacific journal of accounting & economics, Kowloon, Hong Kong, C1


Optimal diet selection and the compliance problem : a technical note

M Nabin, S Bhattacharya, K Kumar

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 83-95, Journal of interdisciplinary mathematics, New Delhi, India, C1


Technology transfer, quality standards, and North-South trade

M Nabin, X Nguyen, P Sgro

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 783-796, Review of international economics, Chichester, England, C1


Therapeutic equivalence and the generic competition paradox

M Nabin, V Mohan, A Nicholas, P Sgro

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-26, B.E. journal of economic analysis and policy, Berlin, Germany, C1


Marketable profit-and-loss sharing contracts : broadening the global non-equity capital markets

F Wolf, M Nabin, S Bhattacharya

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 586-596, Corporate ownership and control, Sumy, Ukraine, C1


Clean technology, willingness to pay and market size

M Nabin, P Sgro

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 193-210, Asia-Pacific journal of accounting & economics, Kowloon, Hong Kong, C1


Partners in crime : collusive corruption and search

M Nabin, G Bose

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 1-21, B.E. journal of economic analysis and policy, Berkeley, Calif., C1


Tourism, congestion, taxation, and strategic interaction

V Mohan, M Nabin, P Sgro

(2007), Vol. 1, pp. 134-152, International journal of tourism policy, Olney, Switzerland, C1


Micro-credit programs and land distribution: a note

M Nabin, G Bose

(2006), Vol. 15, pp. 1-7, Economics bulletin, Nashville, Tenn., C1


Sequential technology adoption with asymmetric firms

A Ghosh, M Nabin

(2006), Vol. 15, pp. 157-172, Journal of international trade and economic development, London, England, C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Associate Supervisor

Robin Visser

Thesis entitled: The Role of Commercial Diplomacy in Relation to International Trade

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics