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Mohammad Ali

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PhD Candidate

Email: 
moali@unm.edu
Office: 
ECON 1045
Curriculum vitae
 

Profile:

I am a sixth year Ph.D. student in economics at University of New Mexico with a focus in Development Economics. I received my BSc and MA degrees in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan and Xiamen University, China respectively. I also hold MA in Economics from the University of New Mexico. I am an applied microeconomist with research interests in the areas of food, nutrition, health, cognition and early childhood development. Currently my research focuses on channels through which nutrition can affect cognitive outcomes during the 'critical stages' of childhood and mid-childhood. In addition to my research, I have a substantial teaching background. I have taught multiple classes at different levels and in multiple formats at the university level.

I grew up in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. I am married to Madiha Sadiq who is also studying at the University of New Mexico. Together, we are also blessed with a beautiful daughter. Outside of my family and work, my favorite things to do are travelling, backpacking, trying out different cuisines and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy listening to classic rock stations and watching movies. 

Fields of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Human Capital Production
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Food Security
  • Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Development

Publications
Peer-reviewed journal articles

Ali, M., Villa, K. M. and Joshi, J. (2018), Health and Hunger: Nutrient Response to Income Depending on Caloric Availability in Nepal. Agricultural Economics, 49, 611-621.

Ali, M., & Bohara, A. K. (2017). How Does FDI Respond to the Size of Shadow Economy: An Empirical Analysis under a Gravity Model Setting. International Economic Journal, 31(2), 159-178.

Joshi, J., Ali, M., & Berrens, R. P. (2017). Valuing Farm Access to Irrigation in Nepal: A Hedonic Pricing Model. Agricultural Water Management, 181, 35-46.

Manuscripts in preparation/submitted for review

Ali, M., Wang, J., Thacher, J., & Himmelberger, H. (under review). An Economic Perspective on USA Fiscal Sustainability of Water Utilities: What we Know and Think we Know.

Ali, M., & Villa, K. M. (under review). Are Healthy Kids All Work and No Study: Unpacking the Effect of Current Health on Time Allocation and Cognitive Production in Ethiopia.

Ali, M., & Villa, K. M. (in preparation). Persistence and Catch-Up in Cognition Scores for Children in Ethiopia.

Ali, M., & Villa, K. M. (in preparation). Per Capita Versus Adult-Equivalent Estimates of Nutrient Availability in Household Budget Surveys.

Ali, M., & Rayamajhee, V. (in preparation). Coping Collectively: A Test of Consumption Insurance Hypothesis.

Ali, M., & Joshi, J. (in preparation). Health Impacts Driven by the Quality of Food Consumption in Nepal.


 
Conference Presentations

Ali, M., & Villa, K. M. Are Healthy Kids All Work and No Study: Unpacking the Effect of Current Health on Time Allocation and Cognitive Production in Ethiopia. Talk presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, organized at Washington D.C. in 2018.

Ali, M., & Villa, K. M. Causal Relationship Between Cognition and Current Health: Unpacking the Effect of BMI for Age on Work/Study Time Allocation and Cognition Scores. Talk presented at the Association of Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Regional Student Conference, DC organized at American University in 2018.

Ali, M., Villa, K. M., & Joshi, J. Health and Hunger: Nutrient Resposne to Income Depending on Caloric Availability in Nepal. Talk presented at 2017 Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.

Ali, M., & Villa, K. M. Causal Relationship Between Cognition and Current Health: Unpacking the Effect of BMI for Age on Work/Study Time Allocation and Cognition Scores. Talk presented at the Future of Food and Nutrition graduate student research conference organized at Tufts University in 2017.

Ali, M., & Bohara, A. K. How Does FDI Respond to the Size of Shadow Economy: An Empirical Analysis under a Gravity Model Setting. Talk presented at the 19th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis organized by the World Bank in 2016.

Ali, M., Villa, K. M., & Joshi, J. Health and Hunger: Nutrient Resposne to Income Depending on Caloric Availability in Nepal. Talk presented at 2016 Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Meeting.

Teaching Experience
Instructor of Record

Fall 2018                    Introductory Microeconomics (Econ 106), University of New Mexico
Summer 2018            Introductory Macroeconomics (Econ 105), University of New Mexico
Spring 2018               Introductory Microeconomics (Econ 106), University of New Mexico
Fall 2017                    Introductory Microeconomics (Econ 106), University of New Mexico
Fall 2017                    Workshop in Applied Economics (Econ 595), University of New Mexico
Spring 2017               Introductory Microeconomics (Econ 106), University of New Mexico
Fall 2016                    Intermediate Microeconomics (Econ 300), University of New Mexico
Spring 2016               Introductory Microeconomics (Econ 106), University of New Mexico
Spring 2014               Economics Tools (Econ 307), University of New Mexico
Fall 2013                    Economics Tools (Econ 307), University of New Mexico


Teaching Assistantships

Spring 2018                 Biostatistical Methods II (PH 539), University of New Mexico
Fall 2017                     Biostatistical Methods I (PH 538), University of New Mexico
Spring 2017                 Econometrics I (Econ 509), University of New Mexico
Fall 2016                      Development Economics (Econ 321), University of New Mexico
Summer 2016               Introductory Microeconomics (Econ 106), University of New Mexico
Spring 2016                  Introductory Microeconomics (Econ 106), University of New Mexico
Fall 2015                      Introductory Macroeconomics (Econ 105), University of New Mexico
Fall 2015                       Industrial Organization (Econ 333), University of New Mexico
Spring 2015                  Topics in Environ. and Nat. Res. Economics (Econ 442), University of New Mexico
Fall 2014                       Introductory Microeconomics (Econ 106), University of New Mexico
Fall 2014                       Intermediate Microeconomics (Econ 300), University of New Mexico
Spring 2014                   Intermediate Microeconomics (Econ 300), University of New Mexico
Spring 2013                   Introductory Macroeconomics (Econ 105), University of New Mexico