Professor of Economics
Lawrence Jepson Professor of International Economics
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.
Labor Economics. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. Principles of Microeconomics. Economics of Gender.
Labor and Development Economics -- issues regarding child labor in developing countries, issues regarding employment of women, and youth employment. Economics of the family.
Faculty advisor for Internship & Placement for the Department of Economics
Faculty advisor for international students in the UNIBusiness
Faculty advisor for the student organization International Students in Business
Shahina joined the Department of Economics in 2000 after teaching at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Grinnell College. Since joining the UNI faculty, she has produced numerous publications that deal with child labor and gender employment issues in developing countries. She investigates how policies in the United States can affect children in developing countries. Her current research studies how immigration affects youth employment in a country.
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 UNIBusiness Faculty Teaching Award in 2012 and the UNIBusiness Distinguished Service Award in 2016.
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