Pratibha Saini | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Women Research Award

Dr. Pratibha Saini | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Women Research Award

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Pratibha Saini's academic journey is a testament to her dedication and passion for economics and finance. She completed her PhD in Economics and Finance from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Pilani Campus, India. Under the mentorship of Prof. Krishna M., her doctoral research focused on the intricate relationship between public debt and economic growth, specifically examining debt sustainability in the context of India. She also holds an M.Com in International Business Operations from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, and a B.Com from the University of Delhi, India. These qualifications laid a strong foundation for her future contributions to the field.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Saini's professional career is marked by a rich blend of academic and corporate experiences. She is currently a faculty member at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, where she teaches Financial Management and Corporate Taxation. She has also served as a lecturer at Presidency University and BITS Pilani, imparting knowledge in various areas of accounting, management, and economics. Her teaching roles are complemented by significant corporate experience, having worked as an Accounts Executive at K. K. Soni & Company, Travel Fair India Pvt. Ltd., and Krofta Papers Pvt. Ltd. This diverse professional background enhances her teaching and research capabilities, providing practical insights into financial systems and management.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Saini's research interests include public finance, public policy, macroeconomics, international finance, and development economics. Her scholarly work predominantly explores the dynamics of public debt and economic growth. Noteworthy publications include studies on the nexus between natural resource rents and public debt in resource-rich economies, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic growth and public debt. Her research provides valuable empirical evidence and theoretical insights, contributing to a deeper understanding of macroeconomic policies and their implications.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Saini's academic excellence has been recognized through various awards and achievements. She has qualified for the UGC-NET JRF in Commerce and received a Grade A in the GIAN course on Econometric Techniques for Research in Management and Social Sciences at NIT Allahabad. Her research has been published in high-impact journals such as the Journal of Resources Policy and the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, underscoring her significant contributions to the field.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Saini's influence extends beyond her research and teaching roles. She is an active reviewer for journals like the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences and the Economic, Development and Sustainability Journal. Her involvement in numerous workshops and conferences, where she has both presented and attended sessions, reflects her commitment to ongoing learning and scholarly collaboration. Her participation in interdisciplinary and international collaborative research initiatives further demonstrates her dedication to addressing global economic challenges.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Dr. Saini aspires to secure a postdoctoral research position, her objective is to leverage her expertise to advance current understanding and contribute to groundbreaking research. Her goal is to collaborate with esteemed researchers, deepen her knowledge, and make a meaningful impact in the field of economics. With her robust academic background, extensive teaching experience, and significant research contributions, Dr. Saini is well-positioned to continue influencing economic policies and public finance, ensuring her legacy as a leading economist and researcher.

 

Notable Publications

Nexus between total natural resource rents and public debt within symmetric and asymmetric framework: Fresh insight from resource-rich economy 2024

What drives public debt in SAARC countries? An empirical assessment 2023 (1)

Does Economic Development Affect Public Debt Accumulation ? Empirical Evidence from India 2022 (2)

The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on economic growth and public debt: an analysis of India and the global economy 2022 (5)

Revisiting the debt-growth nexus: Evidence from India 2021 (2)

 

Dr. Pratibha Saini | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Best Research Award

Dr. Pratibha Saini | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Best Research Award

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Pratibha Saini's academic journey is marked by a strong foundation in economics and finance. She earned her PhD in Economics and Finance from the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Pilani Campus, India. Under the supervision of Prof. Krishna M., her thesis focused on examining the public debt-growth relationship and debt sustainability with evidence from India. Prior to her doctorate, she completed her M.Com in International Business Operations from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, and her B.Com from the University of Delhi, India. This robust academic background laid the groundwork for her future contributions to the field of economics.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Saini's professional career spans both academia and the corporate sector. Currently, she is a faculty member at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, where she teaches Financial Management and Corporate Taxation. Her previous academic roles include teaching positions at Presidency University and BITS Pilani, where she instructed courses in accounting, management, and economics. Her corporate experience includes roles as an Accounts Executive at K. K. Soni & Company, Travel Fair India Pvt. Ltd., and Krofta Papers Pvt. Ltd. This diverse experience across teaching and corporate environments has equipped her with a practical understanding of financial systems and management.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Saini's research interests are centered on public finance, public policy, macroeconomics, international finance, and development economics. Her notable research includes the exploration of the public debt-growth relationship and debt sustainability in India. Her publications reflect a deep investigation into how economic development, public debt, and macroeconomic policies interact. For instance, her work on the nexus between natural resource rents and public debt offers fresh insights into resource-rich economies, while her studies on the impact of COVID-19 on economic growth and public debt provide timely analysis of global economic challenges.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Saini's academic excellence has been recognized through various awards and achievements. She has qualified for the UGC-NET JRF in Commerce and received a Grade A in a GIAN course on Econometric Techniques for Research in Management and Social Sciences at NIT Allahabad. Her publications in high-impact journals like the Journal of Resources Policy and the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences attest to her research prowess and contribution to the field.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Saini's impact extends beyond her publications and teaching roles. She is actively involved in academic service, including being a reviewer for esteemed journals such as the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences and the Economic, Development, and Sustainability Journal. Her participation in numerous workshops and conferences, where she both presented papers and attended sessions, demonstrates her commitment to continuous learning and collaboration in the academic community.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Pratibha Saini is poised to make significant future contributions to the field of economics and finance. Her goal of securing a postdoctoral research position aligns with her ambition to deepen her expertise and engage in groundbreaking research. By collaborating with esteemed researchers and leveraging her extensive background, Dr. Saini aims to make a meaningful impact on economic policies and public finance. Her ongoing research, combined with her dedication to teaching and academic service, ensures that she will continue to influence and inspire future scholars and practitioners in her field.

 

Notable Publications

Nexus between total natural resource rents and public debt within symmetric and asymmetric framework: Fresh insight from resource-rich economy 2024

What drives public debt in SAARC countries? An empirical assessment 2023 (1)

Does Economic Development Affect Public Debt Accumulation ? Empirical Evidence from India 2022 (2)

The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on economic growth and public debt: an analysis of India and the global economy 2022 (5)

Revisiting the debt-growth nexus: Evidence from India 2021 (2)

 

Pratibha Saini | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Pratibha Saini | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Best Researcher Award

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Pratibha Saini began her academic journey with a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree from the University of Delhi, India. She furthered her education with a Master of Commerce (M.Com) in International Business Operations from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi. Her academic excellence and keen interest in economics and finance led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Pilani Campus, India. Her doctoral research, supervised by Prof. Krishna M., focused on examining the public debt-growth relationship and debt sustainability in India.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Saini's professional career is marked by significant teaching and corporate experience. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, where she teaches Financial Management and Corporate Taxation, and serves as a member of the Placement Cell and Disciplinary Committee. Her previous academic roles include a stint at Presidency University, where she taught various accounting and management courses and participated in organizing research conventions. At BITS Pilani, she was a teaching assistant for multiple economics and finance courses and co-instructed the Practice School-I program. Her corporate experience includes roles as an Accounts Executive at K. K. Soni & Company, Travel Fair India Pvt. Ltd, and Krofta Papers Pvt. Ltd.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Saini's research interests span public finance, public policy, macroeconomics, international finance, and development economics. She has made significant contributions through her research on public debt, economic growth, and sustainability. Her research has been published in various prestigious journals, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in her field.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Saini has been recognized for her academic and research excellence with several awards and achievements. She qualified for the UGC-NET JRF in Commerce and received a Grade A in the GIAN course on Econometric Techniques for Research in Management and Social Sciences at NIT Allahabad. Her research has been published in top-tier journals, and she serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences and the Economic, Development and Sustainability Journal.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Saini's work has significantly impacted the field of economics and finance, particularly in understanding the dynamics of public debt and economic growth. Her research has provided valuable insights into debt sustainability and the factors influencing state government indebtedness. As a reviewer for esteemed journals and with proficiency in advanced software and databases, she ensures the quality and integrity of economic research. Her work is pivotal in shaping policy decisions and fostering economic development, making her a respected figure in her field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Saini aims to continue her contributions to academia and research, seeking postdoctoral opportunities to collaborate with esteemed researchers and further her understanding of economics and finance. Her future work will likely focus on deepening her research in public finance and policy, contributing to groundbreaking discoveries, and influencing economic policies and sustainable practices. Her dedication to teaching and research ensures that she will continue to inspire and educate future generations of economists and financial experts.

 

Notable Publications

Nexus between total natural resource rents and public debt within symmetric and asymmetric framework: Fresh insight from resource-rich economy 2024

What drives public debt in SAARC countries? An empirical assessment 2023 (1)

Does Economic Development Affect Public Debt Accumulation ? Empirical Evidence from India 2022 (2)

The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on economic growth and public debt: an analysis of India and the global economy 2022 (5)

Revisiting the debt-growth nexus: Evidence from India 2021 (2)

 

Maaz Ahmad | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Editorial Board Member

Dr. Maaz Ahmad | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Editorial Board Member

Tashkent State University of Economics | Uzbekistan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Maaz Ahmad is a dedicated and adaptable individual with a strong organizational approach and excellent communication skills. Born on April 09, 1992, in Dargai, Pakistan, he holds Pakistani nationality and currently pursues a Ph.D. in Economics with a focus on Regional Economics at Wuhan University, China.

Professional Endeavors

Maaz's academic journey includes a Master's in Economics with a specialization in Environmental Economics from Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan. He has a diverse educational background, including a Bachelor's degree in Arts and Economics. His experiences extend to the field with teaching roles at Government Degree College Hayatabad and Post Graduate Degree College Dargai. Maaz has also worked in Allied Bank Limited, Mall Road Branch, Mardan, gaining valuable banking experience.

Contributions and Research Focus

Maaz's research focus spans various economic domains, including environmental impact investigations, consumer satisfaction in private transport services, and the impact of foreign direct investment on income inequality. He actively engages in courses related to microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics, environmental economics, econometrics, and more, showcasing his commitment to a comprehensive academic understanding.

Accolades and Recognition

Maaz Ahmad has presented research papers at international conferences, demonstrating his contribution to the academic discourse. Notable presentations include an empirical investigation of Ehrlich-Commoner environmental impact and consumer satisfaction from private transport services.

Impact and Influence

Maaz has made significant contributions to research publications, collaborating on studies related to natural resources extraction, green finance, foreign direct investment, renewable energy consumption, and economic growth. His work has been published in reputable journals, such as Resources Policy, Plos One, Energy, and more.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With an array of skills, including proficiency in back-office products like E-views, GAMS, Stata, and SPSS, Maaz Ahmad demonstrates a strong analytical capability. His commitment to research, diverse experiences, and language proficiency in English, Urdu, Pashto, and Arabic positions him for a promising legacy. In the future, Maaz aspires to continue contributing to economic research and sustainable development, leveraging his skills and experiences to address global challenges.

Notable Publication

Does eco-innovation promote cleaner energy? Analyzing the role of energy price and human capital 2022 (37)

The impact of trade, environmental degradation and governance on renewable energy consumption: Evidence from selected ASEAN countries 2022 (14) 

Natural resources extraction and green finance: Dutch disease and COP27 targets for OECD countries 2023 (8)

 

 

Dr. Takuji Tsusaka | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Excellence in Research Award

Dr. Takuji Tsusaka | Economics, Econometrics and Finance | Excellence in Research Award

Asian Institute of Technology | Thailand

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Takuji W. Tsusaka's academic journey was marked by a pursuit of multidisciplinary expertise. Holding a Ph.D. in Development Economics, a Master of International Development Studies, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Applied Physics, his diverse educational background laid the foundation for his multifaceted contributions to various domains.

Professional Endeavors

With a robust professional trajectory, Dr. Tsusaka's career spans prominent international organizations such as the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and Mars & Co. His employment history underscores his commitment to interdisciplinary research and corporate management.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Tsusaka's contributions to agricultural and development economics are substantial. His expertise encompasses a wide array of subjects, including social capital formation, technology adoption, poverty reduction, gender in smallholder agriculture, and spatial econometrics. His extensive involvement in ex-post impact evaluation projects reflects a deep commitment to assessing and enhancing the effectiveness of development interventions.

Accolades and Recognition

Acknowledged for his exceptional contributions, Dr. Tsusaka has received numerous awards, including the Best Paper Award at the 10th ASAE International Conference and recognition as a Top-15 Nominee for the 1st SDGs Award at GRIPS. His dedication to research management was honored with the Best Research Manager Award at the Annual Science Awards by ICRISAT, among other notable accolades.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Tsusaka's research publications, numbering significantly in prestigious journals and platforms, underscore his impactful contributions. His work has explored diverse topics within agricultural economics, development research, sustainable production, and environmental management, positioning him as a thought leader in these domains.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Tsusaka's legacy encompasses not only his extensive research output but also his mentorship role, guiding and supervising Ph.D. students to successful completion. His commitment to education, evident through his teaching experiences and student supervision, ensures a lasting impact on the next generation of scholars. His future contributions are poised to continue shaping the discourse on sustainable development, agriculture, and economic policies worldwide.

Notable Publications

Assessing the efficiency of smallholder sugarcane production: The case of Faisalabad, Pakistan 2022 (2)

Revisiting the Solow-Swan model of income convergence in the context of coffee producing and re-exporting countries in the world 2022 (2)

Does insurance work? Dynamic assessment of insurance, poverty, and climatic hazard outcomes in Thailand 2022 (3)

Neighborhood effects and social behavior: The case of irrigated and rainfed farmers in Bohol, the Philippines 2015 (38)