Nazneen Ahmad





Nazneen Ahmad joined the Weber State University faculty in 2006 and teaches courses in macroeconomics and international finance in the Goddard School of Business & Economics. 

Prior to her appointment at WSU, Ahmad taught at Portland State University, Dillard University and Jahangirnagar University. Ahmad holds a master’s degree in economics from York University in Toronto and a PhD in financial economics from University of New Orleans. 

Her research interests are mainly in the areas of macroeconomics, business cycles and international finance.


Ph.D., Financial economics - University of New Orleans, 2005

MS, Financial economics - University of New Orleans, 2004

MA, Economics - York University, Canada, 2000

MSc, Economics - Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, 1995

BSc, Economics - Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, 1994




  1. Homebuilders’ Sentiment and Housing Activity: Evidence of Differential Regional Effects with Hien Nguyen, forthcoming, Journal of Housing Research

  2. Heterogeneity in the Long-run Remittance-Output Relationship: Theory and New Evidence, with John Nana Francois, Andrew Keinsley and Akwasi Nti-Addae, Economic Modelling, 110, 2022, 105793

  3. Monetary Policy Shock and Industrial Production: Industry-level Evidence from the U.S. with Sandeep K. Rangaraju, Journal of Economic Studies,48(6), 2021, p.1207-1227.

  4. Macroeconomic Effects of Consumer Confidence Shock-Evidence for State Dependence, with Sandeep K. Rangaraju, Journal of Economic Studies, 46 (7), 2019, p. 1293-1308

  5. Polarization on Economic Issues over Time – a Survey of Delegates to the National Conventions, with Doris Geide-Stevenson and Dan Fuller, Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 15(2), 2014, p. 81-100.
  6. Evidence on the Linkages between Remittances and the Macro Economy, with Joseph French, Journal of Economics, 40(1), 2014, p. 31-46.
  7. End of Double Taxation: is the policy better when announced? with Wei Xiao, Journal of Policy Modeling, 35(6), 2013, p. 928-942.
  8. Consumer Response to Child Tax Credit, with Norbert Michel, Empirical Economics, 43(3), 2012, p. 1199-1214.
  9. Returns or Valuation? Equity Investment in the United States, with Joseph French, Studies in Economics and Finance, 28(3), 2011, p. 196-216.
  10. Decomposing the Relationship between Human Capital and GDP: An Empirical Analysis of Bangladesh, with Joseph French, The Journal of Developing Areas, 44(2), 2011, p 127-142.
  11. Greed, Financial Innovation or Laxity of Regulation? A Close Look into the 2007-09 Financial Crisis and Stock Market Volatility, with M. Imtiaz Mazumder, Studies in Economics and Finance, 27(2), 2010, p. 110-134.
  12. Prospect Theory and the Welfare Cost of Business Cycles, with Wei Xiao, Southwestern Journal of Economics, Vol. X, no. 1, 2007, p. 3-24.


  1. The Returns of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, with M. Imtiaz Mazumder, Eastern Economic Journal, 2012, Vol. 38, No. 4, p. 552-554.

  2.   The Psychology of Investing, with M. Imtiaz Mazumder, Journal of Economic Psychology, February 2009, 30(1), p. 113-114.


  1. Mathematics Department Colloquium, WSU, December 2021
  2. Southern Economic Association Meeting: 2021, 2020, 2018, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2004
  3. Western Economic Association International Conference: 2019, 2017, 2016
  4. Economic Research Group Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2019
  5. Brown Bag Seminar, GSBE, October 2016
  6. Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting: 2010 
  7. Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting: 2009
  8. European Financial Management Association Conference, Milan, Italy, 2009
  9. Southwestern Economics Association Annual Meeting: 2005
  10. Economic Association Annual Meeting: 2006