Shahina Amin

Professor of Economics

Lawrence Jepson Professor of International Economics




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.


Responsibilities

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


Professional Accomplishments

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 JournalWorld DevelopmentJournal of Developing AreasInternational Economic JournalJournal 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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