Sheikh Selim

Sheikh Selim

The Department of Economics
Associate Professor in Economics
Programme Director (Economics) - Dubai

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University of Birmingham Dubai
Block 2
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 73000
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr. Sheikh Selim is the Programme Director – Dubai for Economics. His research interests include Macroeconomics, Economic Growth & Development, and Public Finance.


  • PhD Economics, University of Southampton, 2005.
  • MSc Economics of Development, The Australian National University, 2001.
  • MSS Economics, University of Dhaka, 1998.
  • BA (Hons) Economics, Aligarh Muslim University, 1996.


Sheikh Selim joined University of Birmingham as the Programme Director (Economics) - Dubai in 2018, having previously been a Senior Lecturer of Economics at Westminster Business School (2012-2018), and a lecturer of Economics at Cardiff Business School (2005-2012).


Research interests

Macroeconomics, Economic Growth & Development, Public Finance.

Current projects

Growth and welfare effects of optimal tax policy, optimal taxation with tax evasion, banking development & productivity in India.


Luintel, K., Selim, S. & Bajracharya, P. (2017) ‘Liberalization, bankers’ motivation and productivity: A simple model with an application’ Economic Modelling Vol. 61, pp. 102-112.

Selim, S. (2015) ‘The Impact of Grain Self Sufficiency Program on Regional Welfare and Agricultural Productivity in China’, Agricultural Economics Vol. 46, pp. 595-601.

Patel, V. & Selim, S. (2014) ‘Reforms, Incentives, Welfare and Productivity Growth in Chinese Wheat Production’, Journal of Business and Policy Research Vol. 9(1), pp. 81-105. 

Selim, S. (2012) ‘Labour Productivity and Rice Production in Bangladesh: A Stochastic Frontier Approach’, Applied Economics Vol. 44 (5), pp. 641-652.

Selim, S. (2011) ‘Revisiting the Capital Tax Ambiguity Result’, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in Social Sciences Vol. 5(1), pp. 37-48.

Selim, S. (2010) ‘Optimal Taxation in a Two-sector Economy with Heterogeneous Agents’, Economics Bulletin Vol. 30 (1), pp 534-542.

Selim, S. and Parvin, N. (2010) ‘Policy Reforms and Incentives in Rice Production in Bangladesh’, Economics Bulletin Vol. 30(1), pp 461-471.

Selim, S. (2009). ‘Optimal Capital Income Taxation in a Two-Sector Economy’, in Public Goods, Public Policy and Taxation: A European Perspective, by Duffy, D. and E. Shinnick (eds), LIT: Berlin.

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