Dr. Nusrate Aziz

Assistant Professor

Educational Background
PhD (International Economics), University of Birmingham
MSc (Development Economics), University of Birmingham
BSS (Honours) & MSS (Economics), University of Chittagong


Teaching Philosophy
The main objectives of my teaching and learning strategy are fostering critical thinking, facilitating the acquisition of lifelong learning, helping develop evidence-based problem-solving strategies, and preparing to face the real word challenges with great competence. I believe that engagement and active learning strongly influence student learning outcomes. I also believe that both formative and summative assessment procedures strongly influence students’ acquisition of knowledge.

Effective pedagogical teaching and learning strategies do not teach participants to only think in favour of existing theories, rather, they teach the learners to think against the norm, too. I encourage students’ critical thinking and appreciate their innovative ideas.

Students do not only learn from lecture, books, and articles independently; they also learn from their peers through group assignments and presentations. My students, therefore, are required to perform in both individual and group work assignments.

I understand that my students are from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Some students like fact analysis of economic events, some like graphical discussion whereas the rest prefer economic model-based analysis. I present a balance of these three methods in my lecture.

I motivate my students to apply real world data and state-of-the-art statistical methods to test the economic theories. To facilitate this process, I teach them data collection procedures, statistical packages, and data analysis techniques. I encourage them to apply these tools in their individual and group assignments.

Effective teaching and learning is always participatory in nature. I inspire my students to stop me at any stage of my lecture and ask questions that arise from the lecture. I also ask them relevant class questions to realize their level of understanding. These strategies help me to rearrange the rest of the lecture.

Selected Publications

Selected Conferences/Research Papers

  • “Exchange rate hysteresis in UK imports from South Asian countries”, Research Papers, Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade, CREDIT 18/3, University of Nottingham,UK.
  • “Institutions and Economic Growth: Does Income Level Matter?” MPRA Paper No. 83684.
  • “Do Immigrants’ Funds Affect the Exchange Rate?”. Research Paper 2017/13.  Research Paper Series – Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP). University of Nottingham (October 2017). http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gep/news-events/news/papers/1713.aspx
  • “Armed Conflict, Military expenses and FDI inflow”, The 51st Annual Conference of Canadian Economic Association (CEA), Nova Scotia’s St Francis Xavier University (June 2-4, 2017).
  • “Does Immigration Affect the Exchange Rate?”, 50th Annual Conference of the CEA, University of Ottawa, Ontario (June 3 — June 5, 2016)
  • “The Effect of Immigration on Bilateral Exchange Rates: Canadian Perspective”, 9th Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP) International Conference, (February17-18, 2016).
  • “Migrant Workers’ Remittance and Economic Growth: The Role of Financial Development”, (MPRA Working paper no. 66992) presented in the 8th Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP) International Conference (11-12 February 2015). https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/66992/1/MPRA_paper_66992.pdf
  • “Extrinsic Determinants of Economic Growth: Further Evidence”, 18th Biannual Conference, 2012, Bangladesh Economic Association (13 – 15, September 2012). http://bea-bd.org/site/images/pdf/18.pdf
  • “Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Import and Domestic Prices: Evidence from a Developing Country”, 5th PhD Meeting, (16 – 17 January, 2010), Royal Economic Society, City University London, England.
  • “Exchange Rate Hysteresis and the UK Imports from the South Asian Countries”, ESRC Corporate Governance, Regulation and Development Seminar Series, Seminar V, (25 September, 2009), University of Birmingham.
  • “Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Import, Export and Domestic Prices: Evidence from a Developing Country”, 2009 Annual Conference, Scottish Economic Society, 2009.
  • “Determinants of Aggregate Import Demand of Bangladesh: Cointegration and Error Correction Modelling” (with N J Horsewood); Working Papers 1114; 2008. Presented in the 18th International Trade and Finance Association Conference, Lisbon, Portugal in May 21-24, 2008.
  • “The Role of Exchange Rate in Trade Balance: Empirics from Bangladesh”, Small Open Economies in a Globalized World Conference II, Waterloo, Canada, (June 12 – 15, 2008).