Dr Shamim Shakur
My research interests are mainly in the areas of international economics and agricultural policy. Current research activities include WTO trade negotiations, regional trade cooperation and and computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling. I have previously held full-time academic positions at Brock University and the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. I have been on short-term assignments in Japan (Tokyo-Keizei University), Indonesia (Jakarta Institute of Management Studies), Bangladesh (North South University) and Thailand (Mekong Institute).
I currently serve as the Coordinator of postgraduate programmes in Economics. I also coordinate Wednesday economics seminar series in the school. Since 2001, I am the course controller of Massey’s Executive MBA economics paper.
- Free Trade Agreements
- Financial economics
- South Asian economies
- Agricultural trade policy
Shakur, S and Haque, Enamul AK. (2012). An Input-Output Analysis with an Environmentally Adjusted Agricultural and Forestry Sector in Bangladesh, Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 5(3)- Forthcoming.
Shakur, S and Rae, AN. (2012). ''The impact of comprehensive tariff reductions in multilateral trade: further results from computable general equilibrium simulations'', Economics Bulletin, Vol. 32(1), 182-189.
Shakur, S. and Niu, J. (2012). Strategic Independent Innovation Policy and its Application-A Case Study of International Trade in Hi-Tech Products in West China, International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 3(2), 69-76.
Shakur, S. (2012). Impact of Global Trade Liberalization on Regional Trade Balances, International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 4(1), 48-55.
Shakur, S. (2011). “Reforming Global Food and Cotton Trade- This Time for Africa”, The Empirical Economics Letters, Vol. 10(12), 1203-1210.
Shakur, S and Nees, C. (2011). An application of the natural trading partner hypothesis to New Zealand- ASEAN trade, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31(4), 3077-3088.
Kabir, MH, Shakur, S., and Liu, J. (2011). Risk Aversion and Stockholding Behavior of U.S. Households, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 81(2011), 116-126. EuroJournals Publishing.
Pech, A, Obben, J. and Shakur, S. (2006) “Analysis of the relationship between the Share Market performance and exchange rates in New Zealand: A cointegrating VAR approach,” New Zealand Economic Papers, Vol 40, No. 2, pp. 147-180.
Shakur, S. (2006) “New Zealand’s Overseas Trade Patterns and Policies”, Mexico y la cuenca del pacifico, Vol. 8, No. 24, pp. 8-18.
Shakur, S., Obben, J., and Nugroho, A. (2005) “Financial Sector Reforms and Currency Crisis: The Indonesian Experience,” Review of Applied Economics, Volume 1, No. 2, pp. 171-182.
Shakur, S. (2002) “Asian Financial Crisis and Bangladesh”, Jahangirnagar Economic Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 1-9.
Rae, A N., Chatterjee, S., and Shakur, S. (2001) ‘The Sectoral Approach To Trade Liberalisation: Should We Try To Do Better?’ International Trade Journal, 15, 3, pp. 293-322.
Chapters in Books
Shakur, S., Rae, A N. and Chatterjee, S. (2008) “Trade, Development and Frustration; Some Doha Round Give- and- Take Options,” in Tandon, R (ed.), Series in Honour of Sir Hans Singer Festschrift l: Trade in new Century; Theory, Policy and Case Studies, Chapter 32, B.R. Publishing, (forthcoming)
Shakur, S., Rae, A N. and Chatterjee, S. (2007) “Special and Differential Treatment in Multilateral Trade Negotiations” in Sarker, DM and Mukherjee, I. (ed.), Global Exports: An Overview, Chapter 3, p.24-53, Icfai Press..
Shakur, S. (2002) "Kenneth Arrow (1921- ): The Father of the Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem and a Laureate of 1972". In Abu N.M. Wahid (ed.) The Frontiers of Economics: Nobel Laureates of the Twentieth Century, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, pp. 45-54
Shakur, S. (2002) “John Hicks (1904-1989): An Architect of the Famous IS-LM Framework and a Laureate of 1972." In Abu N.M. Wahid (ed.) The Frontiers of Economics: Nobel Laureates of the Twentieth Century, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, pp. 55-62
Shakur, S., and Manning, R. (2011) “Macroeconomic Shock Adjustment to Small Open Economies: A Structural VAR Model of the New Zealand Economy”, Discussion Paper No. 11.07, School of Economics and Finance, Massey University, Palmerston North, December (17 pages).
Published Conference Proceedings
Shakur, S., Rae, A N., and Chatterjee, S. (2005) “Special and Differential Treatment in Multilateral Trade Negotiations”, 46th Annual Conference of NZ Association of Economists, Christchurch, 30 June.
Shakur, S, Rae, A.N. and Chatterjee, S. (2004) “A Road Ahead from Cancun? Weighing Up Some Give-and-Take Scenarios in a DDA Spirit”, Session 4c, The Ninth International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association, Hong Kong, 14 November.
Shakur, S. (2003) “Asian Economic Crisis, Indonesia and Lessons for Other Regional Economies”, 4th IIDS (Australia) International Conference, Bali, Indonesia,
Shakur, S. (2003) “Agenda for Textile and Leather Sector Reform in WTO”, Economics Forum organised by the Department of Economics, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 9 December.
Shakur, S. (2003) “New Zealand’s Agricultural & Trade Policy Reforms”, Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2 September.
Shakur, S. “Impact of India’s Trade Reform on Bangladesh,” 17th Annual Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics, Technical Session-2, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 19 December 2007.
Shakur, S. “Regional and Multilateral Trade Liberalisation and their Impacts on Bangladesh” Conference on Business and Government in Bangladesh in the 21st Century, Melbourne, Australia, 7 November 2005.
Rae, A.N., and Shakur, S. “The WTO Doha Negotiations: Fallacies and Priorities” NZ Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Blenheim, 26 August 2005.
Shakur, S, Rae, A.N. and Chatterjee, S. “Special and Differential Treatment in Multilateral Trade Negotiations”, 6th Annual Conference of NZ Association of Economists, Session 4, Christchurch, 30 June 2005.