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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance


Muhammad Ali Nasir joined the University of Leeds in February 2022. Prior to that, he has worked as an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Huddersfield since July 2020. Dr Nasir has worked as a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Leeds Business School between May 2012 –  June 2020. He has a PhD in Economics and is greatly interested in the areas of Financial and Environmental Stability, Energy Economics and Environmental Management. He is an active researcher and has published in a number of reputable journals in the last few years. Dr Nasir is also involved in the research supervision of masters and doctoral level students. Dr Nasir is a key team player, possessing an excellent command of a wide range of analytical techniques paired with sound researching capabilities. Currently, he is working on the challenges of policy formulation and issues around financial and environmental stability, particularly Post-COVID 19. Dr Nasir has published in journals that are recognised as “internationally excellent and world-leading”, listed in the ABS/ABDC indexes. His most recent publications are to be found in the International Review of Financial Analysis, Energy Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Finance and Economics, New Political Economy, Journal of Environmental Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money. Dr Nasir is the associate editor of Journal of Environmental Management and has been a guest editor of other reputable journals including the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, the Resource Policy, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.


Key publications: 
  1. Nasir, M. A. 2021. Environmental degradation & role of financialisation, economic development, industrialisation and trade liberalisation, Journal of Environmental Management, 277, 111471. [With Canh, N., Le, T.N.L.]
  2. Nasir, M. A. 2021. An Inquiry into the Nexus between Energy Poverty and Income Inequality in the light of Global Evidence, Energy Economics, 2021,99,105289. [With N. Canh].
  3. Nasir, M. A. 2020. Carbon Emissions Determinants and Forecasting: Evidence from G6 Countries, Journal of Environmental Management, 2021, 285(1), 111988. [With D. K. Nguyen, T.L.D. Huynh].
  4. Nasir, M. A. 2020. UK's net-zero carbon emissions target: Investigating the potential role of economic growth, financial development, and R&D expenditures based on historical data (1870–2017), Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 161, 120255. [With Shahbaz, M. Hille, E. Mahalik, M. K.].
  5. Nasir, M. A. 2020. European Commitment to COP21 and Role of Renewable Energy Consumption, Trade and Economic Complexity in Sustaining Economic, Journal of Environmental Management, 273 (1) 2020, 111146. [with Balsalobre-Lorente, D.  Buhari, D.]
  6. Nasir, M. A. 2019. Role of financial development, economic growth & foreign direct investment in driving climate change: A case of emerging ASEAN, Journal of Environmental Management, 242, 131-141. [With Huynh, T. L. D., Tram, H.T.X]
  7. Nasir, M. A. 2018. Environmental degradation in France: The effects of FDI, financial development, and energy innovations, Energy Economics, 74, 843-857. [With Shahbaz, M., Roubaud, D.].
  8. Nasir, M. A. 2018. Financialisation of Natural Resources & Instability Caused by Risk Transfer in Commodity Markets, Resources Policy, 2020, 101620 [With T. Burggraf, T.L.D Huynh].
  9. Nasir, M. A. 2018. Implications of Oil Prices Shocks for the Major Emerging Economies: A Comparative Analysis of BRICS, Energy Economics, 76(10), 76-88. [with Shahbaz, L.M. Naidoo, N. Amoo].
C-EENRG Fellow
Associate Professor in Economics, Department of Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
Muhammad Ali Nasir