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Muhammad Islam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Economics


Ph.D. in Business, Indiana University
B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, Franklin College

Professional Experience

  • Editorial Board Member, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance

Publications and Media Placements

Co-authored with Ahsanuzzman, “Effect of Climate Change on Child Nutrition: Evidence from Natural Experiments in Bangladesh,” World Development Perspectives, 19, 100228, September, 2020

Co-authored with James Fisher, James Gilsinan, Harry Ordower, and Wassim Shahin, “The Underserving Rich: Can they be Redeemed? Policy Options for Curbing Illegal Wealth,” Journal of Financial Crime, 27(4), 1075-1087, 2020

“Local Development Effect of Sports Facilities and Sports Teams: Case Studies Using Synthetic Control Method,” Journal of Sports Economics, 20(2), 242-260, 2019.

Co-authored with James Fisher and James Gilsinan, “Whose Fault Is It Anyway? Shifting Spheres of Responsibility,” The Company Lawyer, 39(4), 22-28, 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Highly Commended Paper Award, Journal of Financial Crime (2016)
  • Thomas Knapp Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Chaifetz School of Business Alumni Association (2008)
  • Equal Justice Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (2005)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award (2004)

Community Work and Service

  • Board of Directors, The Scholarship Foundation, St. Louis (2018 - Present)
  • Appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to Division 1 of Region X Disciplinary Committee in St. Louis County (2020 - Present)