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 Economics at Deakin Business School. His main area of research is Empirical Macroeconomics. He has expertise in the application of various econometric techniques including recent developments in the time series analysis. He is particularly interested in the Australian economy and some of his recent research has focused on the contemporary issues relating to the housing market and resource boom in Australia. He has published in highly regarded economics journals, such as Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Record, Economic Modelling, and Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. At Deakin, Dr. Bashar has taught a wide range of teaching units including Macroeconomics, Energy and Environment, and International Trade at various levels. He has also served as a Discipline Coordinator and Director of Teaching  in Economics at Deakin. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne.

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Research interests

  • Empirical Macroeconomics
  • Housing Market
  • Energy, Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Time Series Modelling


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

Teaching interests

  • Macroeconomics   
  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative Methods                                                  
  • Microeconomics                                                                             

Units taught

Units taught and coordinated at Deakin:

  • MAE203/MAE102 - The Global Economy
  • MAE312/MAE202 - National Economic Policy
  • MAE305 - Energy and Environment
  • MAE302 - Macroeconomics of Open Economies
  • MAE103 - Managerial Economics
  • MAE213 - International Trade
  • MBA707 - The Deakin Advantage: Capstone
  • MAE356 - Analytical Methods in Economics and Finance

Knowledge areas

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics


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


  • Australian Conference of Economists, Economic Society of Australia, Australia, 2018, 2010, 2008.
  • Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, Australia; 2019, 2014, 2013.
  • Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore; 2017, 2009, 2007.

Media appearances

'Geelong unemployment rate jumps as JobKeeper puts lid on figures' - interviewed for a Herald Sun/Geelong Advertiser news story regarding recent unemployment situation (published on May 15, 2020). Link:


Research groups

Centre for Energy, the Environment and Natural Disaster (CEEND)


Departmental award: Outstanding Unit Chair (MAE203) in T2, 2019.


Current Research Projects

  • An intra-city analysis of house price convergence and spatial dependence. (Accepted for publication in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics).
  • The shock frequency and macroeconomic volatility.
  • Carbon emissions and economic activity: a sectoral analysis.
  • CO2 emissions and business cycle.
  • Panel data analysis of the Australian housing market.
  • Explaining cross-country differences in COVID-19 mortality.
  • Transformative services and firms' performance.


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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, 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

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Associate Supervisor

Matthew Peter Larkin

Thesis entitled: Three Essays on the Australian Housing Market

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics