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Dr Mokhtarul Wadud



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Geelong Waterfront Campus


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


Dr Mokhtarul Wadud is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Mohktarul has been teaching at Deakin University since 2004. He worked at Monash University in Malaysia from 2001 to 2004. Mohktarul completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in economics from the University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh and served as a lecturer and assistant professor from 1991 to 1995. He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Wollongong in 2001.  

Mokhtarul has published in a number of reputable 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. He was awarded Vice Chancellor’s gold medals for academic excellence for both his courses at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

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Research interests

  • Productivity and Efficiency Analysis
  • Production Economics
  • Energy and Resource Economics
  • Time Series Econometric Modelling
  • Development Economics


  • Professional, The Economic Society of Australia.

Teaching interests

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

Units taught

  • MAE101 - Economic Principles
  • MAE256 - Analytical Methods in Economics & Finance
  • MAE301 - Choice, Strategies & Dilemmas
  • MAE304 - Labour & Health Economics
  • MAE305 - Energy, Environment & Development


  • 'Corruption and Grameen Bank: Implications of Poverty Alleviation Through Microfinance,  (With Sarod Khandaker and Mohammad I Azim).', 4th Conference of Poverty and Sustainable Development, International Institute of Knowledge management, Punjab University and University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5-6 December 2017.
  • 'Farm Specific Factors and Profit Efficiency of Rice Farmers in Bangladesh, (with Harun Ar Rashid)', 38th International Business Research Conference, Global Research Institute for Business Academics, Australia, 21-23 November 2016.
  • 'Oil Price Volatility and Investment Responses: The Thai Experience of Permanent and Transitory Oil Price Uncertainties', Econometric Society of Australia Conference, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1-4 July 2014.
  • 'The role of the oil price shock on macroeconomic activities: an SVAR approach to Malaysian economy and monetary responses', (Wadud, I.M., Ahmed, H.J.A.), ICAE 2011: Proceedings of International Conference on Applied Energy, Italy, 2011. 
  • 'Profit Efficiency and Farm Characteristics: Evidence from the Rice Farmers in Bangladesh', European Academic Conference, Spain, 2011.
  • 'Stochastic Frontier Estimations of Technical Progress and Efficiency in Malaysian Manufacturing: A Study of Disaggregated Panel Data', Biennial Conference of Economic Society of South Africa, South Africa, 2009. 

Professional activities


  • Contribution to Education-Academic Excellence/ professional achievement recognition Award, Australia Bangladesh Association, Victoria, 2016.
  • Best Paper Award, Organising Committee - European Academic Conference, Barcelona, Spain., 2011.
  • Certificate of Recognition, awarded by the Interim Head of School (Prof. Barry Cooper), For development and delivery of a new unit in Economics, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, 2011.
  • International Postgraduate research scholarship and University Postgraduate Award, University of Wollongong, 1997.
  • Vice-Chancellor's Gold Medals for Academic Excellence, University of Rajshahi, 1991.
  • Vice-Chancellor's Gold Medals for Academic Excellence, University of Rajshahi, 1990.


  • 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


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Factors affecting delinquency of household credit in the U.S.: does consumer sentiment play a role?

Ikm Wadud, Huson Ali Ahmed, X Tang

(2019), pp. 1-17, North American journal of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Oil price volatility and sectoral returns uncertainties: evidence from a threshold based approach for the Australian equity market

H Ali Ahmed, I Wadud

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 329-342, Journal Of developing areas, Nashville, Tenn., C1

journal article

Food demand elasticities for Australia

M Ulubasoglu, D Mallick, M Wadud, P Hone, H Haszler

(2016), Vol. 60, pp. 177-195, Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Oil price volatility, investment and sectoral responses: the Thai experience

I Wadud, H Ali Ahmed

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 357-379, Journal of developing areas, Macomb, Ill, C1

journal article

Oil price uncertainty, monetary policy and the macroeconomy: The Canadian perspective

O Bashar, I Wadud, H Ali Ahmed

(2013), Vol. 35, pp. 249-259, Economic Modelling, C1

journal article

The transitory and permanent volatility of oil prices: What implications are there for the US industrial production?

H Ali Ahmed, O Bashar, I Wadud

(2012), Vol. 92, pp. 447-455, Applied Energy, C1

journal article

Monetary policy and the housing market in Australia

I Wadud, O Bashar, H Ahmed

(2012), Vol. 34, pp. 849-863, Journal of Policy Modeling, C1

journal article

Market based performance : do ownership structures, or firm policy choice matter?

H Ali Ahmed, I Wadud

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 89-95, Corporate ownership & control, Sumy, Ukraine, C1

journal article

Role of oil price shocks on macroeconomic activities: An SVAR approach to the Malaysian economy and monetary responses

H Ali Ahmed, I Wadud

(2011), Vol. 39, pp. 8062-8069, Energy Policy, C1

journal article

External monitoring, managerial ownership and firm performance in Malaysian capital market: A GMM based panel data approach

H Ali Ahmed, I Mokhtarul Wadud

(2009), Vol. 7, pp. 131-137, Corporate Ownership and Control, C1

journal article

Dynamic comparative advantage and industry characteristics as basis for trade in textiles and clothing

I Wadud, W Yasmeen

(2009), Vol. 7, pp. 477-492, Corporate Ownership and Control, C1

journal article

A comparative study of banking in China and India, non-performing loans and the level playing field

D Shanker, M Wadud, H Singh

(2009), Vol. 57, pp. 1-21, Indian economic journal, Bombay, India, C1

journal article

Sources of productivity growth in Australian textile and clothing firms

I Wadud

(2007), Vol. 46, pp. 254-281, AUSTRALIAN ECONOMIC PAPERS, C1

journal article

A cross country analysis of dynamics in comparative advantage and trade patterns in textiles and clothing

M Wadud

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 1-22, Labuan bulletin of internaitonal business and finance, Malaysia, C1

journal article

Productivity growth, efficiency change and technical progress : Australian private sector industries

M Wadud, S Paul

(2006), Vol. 54, pp. 145-166, Indian economic journal, Bombay, India, C1

journal article

Productivity growth and efficiency change in Malaysian manufacturing: recent evidence from disaggregated data

M Wadud

(2006), pp. 1-23, Proceedings of the 35th Australian Conference of Economists, Perth, W.A., E1


Sources of productivity growth in Australian textile and clothing firms

M Wadud

(2005), pp. 1-28, ACE 05 : Proceedings of the Australian conference of economists 2005, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, E1


Institutional economics approach to irrigation management with special reference to developing countries

G Herath, I Wadud

(2005), pp. 1-13, COE/JEPA Joint International Conference : The 4th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association, Program, abstracts and full papers (excluding COE plenary and special sessions) and program : Towards a new economic paradigm, declining p, Kobe, Japan, E1


Reassessing Grameen Bank's micro credit programme for poverty alleviation in bangladesh : a new perspective

I Wadud, G Herath

(2005), pp. 1-13, COE/JEPA Joint International Conference : The 4th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association, Program, abstracts and full papers (excluding COE plenary and special sessions) and program : Towards a new economic paradigm, declining p, Kobe, Japan, E1


Competitiveness and returns to scale in Bangladeshi banking industry : a closer look into profitability of Islamic banking

I Wadud, W Yasmeen

(2004), pp. 11-30, Islamic banking : an international perspective, Serdang, Malaysia, B1-1

book chapter

Technical Efficiency in Australian Textile and Clothing Firms: Evidence From the Business Longitudinal Survey

I Mokhtarul Wadud

(2004), Vol. 43, pp. 357-378, Australian Economic Papers, C1

journal article

Technical and scale efficiency of Islamic banking operations in Malaysia: an empirical investigation with a longitudinal perspective

V Batchelor, I Wadud

(2004), Vol. 2, pp. 51-69, Labuan bulletin of international business & finance, Labuan, Malaysia, C1

journal article

The impact of liberalisation on the competitiveness in the Australian clothing industry : an empirical study

I Wadud, M Nair

(2003), Vol. 20, pp. 325-334, International journal of management, Geelong, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Competitiveness and returns to scale in Banghladeshi banking industry : with a closer look into profitability of Islamic banking

W Yasmeen, M Wadud

(2003), Proceedings of the 2003 International Islamic Banking Conference, Prato, Italy, E1-1


The efficiencies in Malaysian islamic banking operations : an empirical appraisal

V Batchelor, M Wadud

(2003), Proceedings of the 2003 International Islamic Banking Conference, Prato, Italy, E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Australian Domestic Demand Elasticities for Rural Marketing and Policy Analysis

Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu, A/Prof Debdulal Mallick, Dr Mokhtarul Wadud, Dr Henry Haszler, Dr Phillip Hone, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

RIRDC Grant - Research - Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

  • 2011: $5,000
  • 2009: $22,478
  • 2008: $20,000
  • 2007: $23,312


Associate Supervisor

Toni Uhomoibhi Aburime


Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance