Muhammed Kabir

Adjunct Professor


Business, Faculty of

Saint John

Muhammed Kabir is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Business. He is currently the Campus Provost/Vice President Academic at Yorkville University. Dr. Kabir obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University in 1981.

He has extensive teaching, research and administrative experience that he earned at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, Yale University, Mount Allison University, and the Canadian University of Dubai (CUD). Dr. Kabir retired from UNB Saint John in 2013 as Professor of Economics.

He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, and has presented a large number of papers to national and international conferences. He has served as a consultant to several agencies, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the Governments of Canada, Bangladesh and Vietnam. He served as an administrator in various capacities including Associate Vice President at UNBSJ for nine years and Executive VP at CUD for two years.

His fields of research interest include financial markets and global education markets.

Selected publications

Kabir, M. and J. Newark, “Internationalization of Universities in the UAE – Opportunities and Challenges”, Journal of Business & Behavioral Sciences, December 2015 (forthcoming).

Huq, S. and M. Kabir, “Impossible Trinity and More: Financial and Corporate Governance Roots of the Asian Financial Crisis-1997-98”, Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 1, spring, 2004, pp. 5-21.

Hill, R. and M. Kabir, A Currency Demand and the Growth of the Underground Economy in Canada, 1991-1995", Applied Economics, vol. 32, January 2000, pp. 183-192.

Kabir, M., “Business and Stock Market Cycles and the Term Structure of Interest Rates - The Canadian Experience, 1960-1996,” The Journal of Management, March 1997, pp. 110- 114.

Hill, R. and M. Kabir, “Tax Rates and the Growth of the Underground Economy in Canada: What Can We Infer?” Canadian Tax Journal, Vol. 44, No. 6, 1996, pp. 1552-1584.

Kabir, M., "Financial Liberalization and Stability of Money Demand Function in Bangladesh," Journal of Economic Development, Vol. 17, No. 1, June 1992, pp. 153-170.

Rashid, M. M. Kabir and N. Ridler. "Venturing into Salmon Farming: An Application of Capital Budgeting Approach," Canadian Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 1989, pp. 40-51.

Hackett, D. and M. Kabir, "Is Atlantic Canada becoming More Dependent on Federal Transfers?", Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 15, No. 1, March 1989, pp. 43-48.

Kabir, M. and I. Mangla, "Effects of Financial Innovations on the Money Demand Function: A Canadian Evidence," Applied Economics, Vol. 20, No. 9, September 1988, pp. 1263-73.

Ridler, N. and M. Kabir, "A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Costs of Farming Atlantic Salmon (salmo salar) in Norway," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 35, March 1987, pp. 141-154.

Kabir, M. and N. Ridler, "The Demand for Atlantic Salmon in Canada," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 32, November 1984, pp. 560-568.

Kabir, M., "An Anatomy of Inflation in Bangladesh," Journal of Economic Development, Vol. 9, No. 2, December 1984, pp. 121-144.