Kuala Lumpur, 10 June 2015 – INCEIF further strengthen its faculty when it welcomes Associate Professor Dr. Baharom Abdul Hamid, who joins the School of Professional Studies.
Assoc Prof Baharom holds a PhD in International Economics from Universiti Putra Malaysia. His areas of interests are in Applied Macroeconomics, with strong interest in Economics of Crime, Natural Disaster and Military Expenditure. His doctoral thesis was on the “Economics of Crime”, more specifically “Determinants and Convergence of Crime”. His paper explored the relationship between crime and economic variables, and examined how societies could reduce the incidence of crime by controlling these variables.
His past research has focused on applied macro studies on non-niche economic areas and new horizons of research in applied economics. He has published papers on ‘Natural Disasters from Economic Perspective,’ ‘Military Expenditure and the Economy,’ and ‘Economics of Fertility’ among others. In addition, he has published more than 50 scholarly articles, mainly journal articles, with most of the works well cited. He have also led and still leading a number of research grants from Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) and Explorative Research Grant Scheme(ERGS) on the research areas of Crime, Natural Disaster as well as Energy Rebound Efficiency. Apart from that he is a recognised Econometric trainer having conducted more than 20 workshops especially in the area of Dynamic Panel Data analysis.