Dr Omar Bashar



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Geelong Waterfront Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2008


+61 3 522 72132


Dr Omar Bashar is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Omar joined Deakin in 2009 after completing his PhD at the University of Melbourne. He has also worked as the Economics Discipline Coordinator and the Director of Teaching in the Department of Economics.

His main research interest is in the areas of applied macroeconomics, in particular, the empirical analysis of monetary policy, housing market, energy economics, and business cycle modelling. 

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Research interests

  • Empirical Macroeconomics
  • Energy Economics
  • Time Series Modelling


  • Member, Economic Society of Australia.
  • Member, Econometric Society.

Teaching interests

  • Macroeconomics   
  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative Methods                                                  
  • Microeconomics                                                                             

Units taught

  • MAE203/MAE102 - The Global Economy
  • MAE312/MAE202 - National Economic Policy
  • MAE302 - Macroeconomics of Open Economies
  • MAE103 - Managerial Economics

Knowledge areas

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics


Applied macroeconomics, in particular, the empirical analysis of monetary policy, housing market, energy economics, and the business cycle modelling.
  • Economics


  • 'House price convergence across residential suburbs in Melbourne, Australia', Australian Conference of Economists, Economic Society of Australia, Australia, 10-13 July 2018.
  • Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, Australia, 2014.
  • Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, Australia, 2013.
  • Australian Conference of Economists, Australia, 2010.
  • Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore, 2009.
  • Australian Conference of Economists, Australia, 2008. 
  • Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore, 2007.  

Research groups

  • Cross-Country Differences in the Impacts of GFC
  • Panel Data analysis of the Australian Housing Market
  • CO2 Emissions and Business Cycle
  • Intra-city analysis of house price convergence


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Resource abundance, financial crisis and economic growth: did resource-rich countries fare better during the global financial crisis?

O Bashar, O Bashar

(2020), Vol. 64, pp. 376-395, Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The cyclicality of fiscal policy: new evidence from unobserved components approach

O Bashar, P Bhattacharya, Wohar M

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 222-234, Journal of macroeconomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The trickle-down effect of the mining boom in Australia: fact or myth?

O Bashar

(2015), Vol. 91, pp. 94-108, Economic record, London, Eng., 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

The dynamics of aggregate demand and supply shocks in ASEAN countries

O Bashar

(2012), Vol. 23, pp. 507-518, Journal of Asian Economics, 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

The role of agregate demand and supply shocks in a low-income country : evidence from Bangladesh

O Bashar

(2011), Vol. 44, pp. 243-264, The journal of developing areas, Nashville, Tenn., C1

journal article

On the permanent effect of an aggregate demand shock : evidence from the G-7 countries

O Bashar

(2011), Vol. 28, pp. 1374-1382, Economic modelling, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Measuring core inflation in Bangladesh : an unobserved components approach

O Bashar

(2011), Vol. 46, pp. 109-129, Indian economic review, New Delhi, India, C1

journal article

Does monetary policy matter in a less developed economy? Evidence from Bangladesh

O Bashar

(2008), pp. 1-35, ACE 2008 : Proceedings of the 37th Australian Conference of Economists, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

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Associate Supervisor

Matthew Peter Larkin

Thesis entitled: Three Essays on the Australian Housing Market

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics