Ph.D., University of Utah
M.A., New Mexico State University
B.A., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Dr. Mikidadu Mohammed is Assistant Professor of Economics at Austin College. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Utah. His research and teaching interests are in energy economics, international economics, growth and development economics, and applied econometrics. His current research focuses on the underlying causes of energy price shocks, particularly oil price shocks, their macroeconomic effects and appropriate policy responses. Some of his recent work has been on the causal relationship between oil production and economic growth and development. He has also conducted research on the oil price-current account nexus for advanced and developing countries where he examined whether a country’s level of financial development matters in explaining the sensitivity of current account balance to oil price fluctuations.
At Austin College, he teaches courses in International Trade Theory and Finance, International Business, and Principles of Macroeconomics. In the International Trade course, students study the major theories of international trade and evaluate diverse trade policies. In the International Finance course, students study the workings of the international capital and foreign exchange markets and evaluate different monetary and exchange rate policies. The International Business course challenges students to identify and examine the risks and opportunities associated with doing business abroad. The principles of macroeconomics course introduce students to the core tools and methods for analyzing the aggregate economy. Dr. Mohammed’s principal objective in teaching these courses is to enhance his students’ independence of thought.
- Energy Economics
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- International Trade & Policy
- International Finance
- International Business
- Development Economics
Energy Economics, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Growth and Development Economics, Applied Econometrics
Five Decades of Modeling Oil Price Shocks: A Critical Review. 2020. Forthcoming in Int. Rev. of Environmental and Resource Economics.
Green Tax Shocks and Economic Growth. 2020. Int. J. of Energy Economics and Policy 10(2): 302-318.
Do Financial Speculation Drive Oil Price Movements? 2020. Proceedings of Western Social Science Association Conference.
Oil Production and Economic Growth in Angola. 2018. Int. J. of Energy Economics and Policy 8(2): 127-131.
A Structural VAR-Panel ARDL Approach to Oil Price Shocks and Oil Import Demand. 2017. CAKE Paper Series.
Oil Price Fluctuations and Current Accounts in Oil-Importing Countries: The Role of Financial Development. 2015. CAKE Paper Series.
Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics
University of North Texas Department of Economics
Texas Christian University Economics Department
In the Media
Coronavirus and oil price shocks: Should oil producing states be worried? North Texas E-News.