Shahina Amin

Professor of Economics

Lawrence Jepson Professor of International Economics

Shahina Amin
Location: 

CBB 210

Phone: 
(319) 273-2637

Shahina Amin

Professor of Economics

Lawrence Jepson Professor of International Economics

Shahina Amin joined the Department of Economics in 2000 after teaching at Grinnell College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Since joining the UNI faculty, she produced numerous publications focusing on child labor and gender employment issues in developing countries. She continues research on women's work and immigration issues.

Amin’s classes are usually conducted through lectures. She offers generous office hours to meet with students 1-on-1 as needed.

Hobbies & Interests:

Some of Shahina’s favorite hobbies include reading and watching historical fictions, listening to music, traveling, gardening and singing.

Education: 

Ph.D. (Economics) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.A. (Economics) University of Houston; M.S.S. (Economics) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; B.S.S. (Economics) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Teaching Interests: 

Labor Economics. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. Principles of Microeconomics. Economics of Gender.

Research Interests: 

Labor and Development Economics -- issues regarding child labor in developing countries, issues regarding employment of women, and youth employment. Economics of the family.

Professional Accomplishments: 

Shahina’s publications have appeared in many journals including the Southern Economic Journal, World Development, Journal of Developing Areas, International Economic Journal, Journal of Economics (MVEA), and Journal of Socio-economics. She serves on the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in Economics Profession (CSWEP), a prestigious appointment in recognition of her gender research. In addition, she received the UNI Business Faculty Teaching Award in 2012 and the UNI Business Distinguished Service Award in 2016.