Dr Nourin Shabnam


Department of Economics

603 5514 4404
Room 6-5-26


Dr Nourin Shabnam is a lecturer of Economics at School of Business in Monash University Malaysia. She holds a PhD in Economics from Deakin Business School, Australia. Prior to joining as a PhD student in Deakin University, she had more than five years of teaching experience in both qualitative and quantitative Economics units.

Dr Shabnam has researched and published in international journals and presented papers at international conferences. Her current research interest focuses on examining the causal link between early-life health and later-life outcomes exploiting different exogenous shocks, such as famine and flood. She is particularly interested in issues that can generate public policy interest.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Institution Deakin University, Australia
Year awarded 2017
Master of Science
Institution Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Year awarded 2008
Bachelor of Social Science
Institution Khulna University, Bangladesh
Year awarded 2004

Areas of Expertise

1 Microeconomics
2 Development Economics
3 Labour Economics


Subject CodeSubject
ECW1101 Introductory Microeconomics
ECW2141 Economics of Labour Markets


* Shabnam, N., Routray, J. K., and Rahman, M. H. (2010). Socioeconomic analysis of rural-urban disparity in Bangladesh. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, ISBN-10: 3639240286.

Practitioner Journals (Non ERA)

* Shabnam, N. (2014). Natural disasters and economic growth: A review. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 5(2), 157-163.

Local Grants

Title Innovation of a Pragmatic Teaching-Learning Process at Economics Discipline, Khulna University for Socio-Economic Development of the South-West region of Bangladesh
Investigators Dr Mohammed Ziaul Haider (Principle investigator) (PI)
Nourin Shabnam
Funding Period 2010
Funding Body/Organisation Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), University Grants Commission, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
International Presentation
* Food availability or food entitlement? Throwing light on competing explanations of the causes of the 1974–1975 Bangladesh famine, 9th Australian Public Choice (APCC) Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 7 – 8 Dec Jul 2016.
* Long-term consequences of early-life malnutrition: Evidence from the Bangladesh famine 12th Australasian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW), Melbourne, Australia, 9 – 10 Jun 2016.
International Presentation
* Trade integration and business cycles in East Asia. Paper session presented at the Singapore Economic Review Conference, Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore, August 2009.
* The endogeneity of optimum currency area in East Asia. Paper session presented at the FEP seminar “Managing Knowledge in the Borderless World”, Lumut, Perak, Malaysia, December 2007.
* Optimum currency areas in East Asia: A Bayesian State-Spaced based approach. Paper session presented at the 4th Global Conference on Business and Economics, Oxford University, June 2005.