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Mohammad Ali

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PhD Student

Email: 
moali@unm.edu
Office: 
ECON 2011

Profile:

I am a fourth 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, and human development. Currently my research focuses on the effects of nutrient intake on personality, cognition, and health outcomes.
I grew up in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. I am married to Madiha Sadiq who is also a graduate student at the University of New Mexico. Outside of my family and work, my favorite things are traveling, Pakistani food and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy listening to classic rock stations and watching movies. 

Fields of Interest:

  • Development Economics
  • Health, Nutrition
  • Food Security
  • Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Development

 Research

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Mohammad Ali, Janak Joshi, Kira Villa (2016), "Health vs. Hunger: The Relationship between Caloric Availability and Macro- and Micronutrient Response to Income for a Sample of Nepalese Households". (In submission)

Mohammad Ali, Alok K. Bohara (2016), "How Does FDI Respond to the Size of the Shadow Economy: An Empirical Analysis Under a Gravity Model Setting". (In submission)

Janak Joshi, Mohammad Ali, Robert Berrens (2016), “Valuing Farm Access to Irrigation in Nepal: A Hedonic Pricing Model”. (In submission)

PAPERS IN THE SUBMISSION PROCESS TO PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

Mohammad Ali, Jingjing Wang, Jennifer Thacher (2016), "An Economic Perspective on Fiscal Sustainability of Water Utilities". (Expected submission to a journal by 08/31/2016)

WORKING PAPERS

Mohammad Ali, Shana M. McDermott (2016), "Health and Soil Loss in a Dynamic Model". (Expected submission to a journal by 12/31/2016)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

(2016) Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) Annual Meeting.
(2016) "19th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis" organized by World Bank.

Teaching

INSTRUCTOR

Will be teaching "Intermediate Microeconomics I" in Fall 2016.

TA DUTIES

Taught labs and graded assignments for “Principles of Macroeconomics” in Spring 2013 and Fall 2015.
Taught labs and graded assignments for  “Principles of Microeconomics” in Spring 2016.
Fulfilled the role of in-class instructor for the “Econ 307: Economics Tools” course taught via flipped classroom method in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
​Taught review sessions for “Principles of Microeconomics” and “Microeconomics I” in Fall 2014.