Dr. Zunaira Aman

Lecturer: Business

Zunaira.Aman@bil.ac.uk

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I joined Bloomsbury Institute as a Lecturer in Business. I am a part of the team for TDAP process, furthermore also, developing approximation for the modules around themes of Globalisation and International Business within Bloomsbury Business Department.

Before joining Bloomsbury Institute, I held a teaching post at School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of for about six years. I have taught Economics and Business modules to undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate students during the last ten years in the UK. Throughout my academic career, I have been extensively involved in supervising and mentoring postgrads and research students.

In addition to teaching posts, my professional involvement revolves around organising and delivering workshops for STATA, Bloomberg, EIKON, scientific writing for researchers & postgraduate students at various levels in the UK research and academic sector. I have been involved in many conferences and workshop organising committees.

At the early stage career, I began as a Lecturer in Macroeconomics and Business in 2007. I have also been part of a project by The World Bank Educational Awareness Group, co-ventured with Government of Punjab regarding awareness of education in rural catchment areas around Lahore, Pakistan in 2007. I have also been fortunate to work with eradication project with Government of Punjab, Asian Development Bank, Lahore, Pakistan in 2006.

Interests

My professional interest includes reviewing for well-known academic Journals. Research & academic interests have been mainly focused on issues regarding international trade, regional trade policies, institutional framework, capital inflows, political economy and economic development. I investigated and analysed different aspects of international trade and business at both the macro and regional levels. As well as, trade and financial openness issues, research also includes issues connected with competitiveness, development, and lack of institutional framework. I have also carried out a substantial amount of work on various aspects of regional trade and trade agreements.

Recently, during specialisation in Learning and Teaching in pedagogical practices, I have developed an interest in small group teaching and large group teachings. My pedagogical interest also focuses on finding and improving effective methods of providing interactive and effective feedback to students at various levels.

I also enjoy travelling & exploring different cultures and heritage music across different cities and regions. I also try to make some time for painting, exploring museums and history, trekking, writing and reading.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London, 2017.
  • Other Qualifications: MS(Res), Bs (Economics & Business) & Associate fellow of HEA, STATA-certifications.
  • Panel Data Economtrics Certification for STATA by Centre for Micro data and Methods and Pactice certified (CEMMAP)
  • Member at the Royal Economics Society
  • Member at the Centre for Globalization Research, CGR- QMUL
  • Member of Chartered Management Institute

Papers

  • Aman, Z and Mallick, S. ‘Trade Liberalization and Export Competitiveness in Emerging Markets: The role of institutional factors’ (working paper).
  • Aman, Z and Mallick, S. ‘Does financial openness help Improve External Competitiveness: Evidence from Emerging Markets’ (working paper).
  • Aman, Z and Mallick, S. ‘Explaining REER misalignment: The role of currency regimes, Financial Openness & Trade Agreements’ (working paper).

Conferences

  • Conference Presentation at BFWG June-2018 “Explaining REER Misalignment: The Role of Currency Regimes, Financial Openness & Trade Agreements.”
  • Conference Presentation at EEFS 2016 “Does financial openness help Improve external Competitiveness: Evidence from Emerging Markets.”
  • Conference Presentation at European Economic and Finance Society 2014 “Trade Liberalization and Export Competitiveness in Emerging Markets: The role of institutional factors.”
  • Conference Presentation at EEFS 2015 “Does financial openness help Improve external Competitiveness: Evidence from Emerging Markets.”
  • Conference Presentation at Royal Economic Society 2015 “Trade Liberalization and Export Competitiveness in Emerging Markets: The role of institutional factors.”
  • Presented at symposium 2015 at Queen Mary University of London “Trade Liberalization and Export Competitiveness in Emerging Markets: The role of institutional factors.”
  • Presented at Symposium 2014 at School of Business and Management “Trade Liberalization and Export Competitiveness in South Asia”