Staff profile - Omar Bashar

Dr Omar Bashar

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72132 +61 3 522 72132



Omar Bashar is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics.  He joined the Department as a Lecturer in January 2009 after completing my Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Melbourne.  His main research interest is in the areas of applied macroeconomics, in particular, the empirical analysis of monetary policy, housing market, energy economics, and the business cycle modelling.  he have worked as the Economics Discipline Coordinator and the Director of Teaching in the Department of Economics.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2008

Professional activities

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Teaching Interests


Econometrics/ Quantitative Methods                                                  


Student supervision

PhD student supervisions (current)

  • Matthew Larkin

Honours students supervisions (completed)

  • Aaron Bridge (2012)
  • James Gavin (2014)
  • Hugh Bailey (2014)


Research interests

Empirical Macroeconomics

Energy Economics

Time Series Modelling

Research page



Bashar, O.H.M.N., et al. (forthcoming), Oil price uncertainty, monetary policy and the macroeconomy: The Canadian perspective, Economic Modelling,

Wadud, I. K. M Mokhtarul, Bashar, Omar H. M. N. and Ali Ahmed, Huson Joher (2012) Monetary policy and the housing market in Australia, Journal of Policy Modeling, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 849-863.

Ahmed, H.J. Ali, Bashar, Omar H.M.N. and Wadud, I.K.M. Mokhtarul (2012). The transitory and permanent volatility of oil prices : what implications are there for the US industrial production?, Applied Energy, vol. 92, pp. 447-455.

Bashar, Omar H. M. N. (2011) Measuring core inflation in Bangladesh : an unobserved components approach, Indian Economic Review, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 109-129.

Bashar, Omar H. M. N. (2011) On the permanent effect of an aggregate demand shock: evidence from the G-7 countries, Economic Modelling, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 1374-1382.

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