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Dr Asif Ahmad



Asif is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of York. Prior to that, he was an Associate Lecturer and Teaching Fellow/Scholar in the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree, major in Economics and Finance from North South University, Bangladesh, a Masters degree in Economics and Finance from the Queen Mary University of London and PhD in Economics from the University of York, United Kingdom.

Departmental roles

  • Education Outreach – Royal Economic Society Annual Public Lecture 2018-2020
  • Departmental Equality and Diversity Champion
  • Member of Postgraduate Admission Team
  • Member of Equality Challenge working group



Asif’s primary research interests lie in the fields of Applied Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Policy and Business Cycles. He also has interests for International Macroeconomics and Finance, Sudden Stops and Financial Crises, Macro-prudential Policy, Political Economics, Development Economics and Emerging Markets.



“On the Consequences of Fear of Free Floating and Procyclical Monetary Policy”, January 2021, (with Gulcin Ozkan and Richard McManus).

Working Paper

Ahmad. A, “Why Are Some Countries In A Fiscal Procyclicality Trap?

Ahmad. A, “Is Fear of Free Floating Responsible for Procyclical Monetary Policy?

Ahmad. A, “On the Consequences of Macroeconomic Policy: Procyclicality, Volatility and Growth.

Work in Progress

Ahmad. A, “The Role of Trade Demand and External Debt in Global Financial Crisis: Evidence from Emerging Economies.”

Ahmad. A, “Is Corruption Harmful For Economics Growth: An Empirical Investigation.

Research group(s)

  • Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Political Economy


Full publications list

“Fiscal space and the procyclicality of fiscal policy: The case for making hay while the sun shines” (with Richard McManus and Gulcin Ozkan). Economic Inquiry, (2021), 1–15.

This article has also been selected to feature in Wiley’s Research Headlines. Following is the link to the Press Release Details:



  • Financial and Time Series Econometrics
  • Commodity Markets
  • Economics Dissertation – Finance Group
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Macroeconomics 2


Teaching Fellow
Applied Economics 3, Econometrics 2, Economics 1, Economic Policy 1


  • Development & Finance
  • Continuous-time Finance and Derivative Assets
  • Project
  • Economics and Finance Dissertation

Other teaching

Teaching Awards

Aronson Teaching Prize, Best Designed Module, In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution in Econometrics 2 (Academic Year 2015-16).

Ellis Hunter Teaching Scholarship (Academic Year 2014-16).

Teaching Fellowships (Academic Year 2013-14)

Acknowledgement of Teaching Excellence Over the Academic Year 2013-16 for the Following Modules:

  • Applied Economics 3
  • Econometrics 2
  • Economics 1
  • Economic Policy 1

Asif Ahmad

Asif Ahmad
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/008

Tel: 01904 323575
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