Staff profile - Mokhtarul Wadud

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Dr Mokhtarul Wadud

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72051 +61 3 522 72051



I joined Deakin University in 2004. After completing my doctorate in Economics in 2001 I worked at Monash University Malaysian campus from 2001 to 2004. I completed by Bachelor and Masters in Economics degrees from University of Rajshahi, which immediately preceded my career there at the same department as a lecturer and Assistant Professor from 1991 to 1995.

I have published in a number of reputed journals including Economic Modelling, Journal of Policy Modelling, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Applied Energy, Energy Policy and Australian Economic Papers; and encompassing areas of productivity, applied econometric modelling, banking efficiency, oil price and housing price volatility. I was awarded Vice-Chancellor’s gold medals for academic excellence for both my masters and bachelor degree courses at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), 1989
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong, 2001
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2005

Professional activities

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Teaching Interests

• Business and Financial Forecasting
• Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance
• Microeconomics
• Public Finance and Economics

Subjects and units currently teaching

MAE256 Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance

MAE305 Business and Financial Forecasting

Student supervision

Honours students supervisions (current and completed)

  • Jonathan Langton


Awards and prizes

• Vice-Chancellor's Gold Medals for Academic Excellence. 1989, 1991.


Research projects

Current research projects

Dwelling prices in Australia: Evidence from Panel data of Major Australian Cities’

‘Productivity Growth in the Banking Sector in Bangladesh’

‘Oil Price Volatility, Investment and Sectoral Responses: The Thai Experience’, Under review in Journal of Developing Areas- in Revise and resubmit state

‘Oil Price Volatility and Sectoral Returns Uncertainties: Evidence from a Threshold Based Approach for the Australian Equity Market’- Project completed

How Vulnerable are commercial banks to macroeconomic shocks? The Case of Bangladesh- project completed

Research interests

Productivity & Efficiency Analysis

Energy & Resource Economics

International Trade Empirics

Time Series Econometric Modelling and Forecasting

Poverty & Social Development

Research grants

2009-2010 Australian Domestic Demand Elasticities for Rural Marketing and Policy Analysis, With Assoc. Prof. Phillip Hone, Professor Henry Haszler, Assoc Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu and Dr. Debdulal Mallick, Deakin University.Funded by: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)

2003-2004 Productivity Growth, Efficiency Changes and Globalisation of Malaysian Manufacturing Industries. Funded by: School of Business, Monash University, Malaysia

Research page



Wadud, IKM M. (2015) Food Demand Elasticities for Australia, (witrh Mehmet U., Debdulal M., Phillip H. and Henry H.,  Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AJARE), Early view publication online: 20 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.12111

Wadud, IKM M. (2013) Oil price uncertainty, monetary policy and the Macroeconomy: The Canadian perspective, (with Omar HMN Bashar and Huson Joher Ali Ahmed), Economic Modelling, vol. 35, pp. 249-259

Wadud, IKM M (2012) Monetary policy and the housing market in Australia, (with Omar HMN Bashar and Huson Joher Ali Ahmed), Journal of Policy Modelling, vol. 34, issue 6. pp. 849-863

Wadud, IKM M. (2012), ‘The Transitory and Permanent Volatility of Oil Prices: What Implications are There for the US Industrial Production’, (with Huson Ali Joher A. Ahmed and Omar HMN Bashar), vol. 92, no. 12, Applied Energy.

Wadud, IKM, M. (2010) ‘Trade Arrangements, Productivity Growth and Firm Level Efficiency- A Comparative Review of Textiles and Clothing Industries in Australia and Bangladesh’, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Germany.

Book Chapter:
Wadud, IKM M and Yasmeen, Wahida (2004), 'Competitiveness and Returns to Scale in Bangladeshi Banking Industry: A Closer Look into Profitability of Islamic Banking', (with Wahida Yasmeen), in Islamic Banking: An International Perspective, Shanmugam B., Perumal V. and Ridzwa A. H. (eds.),University Putra Malaysia (UPM) press.

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