Fazley Siddiq



Business, Faculty of

Oland Hall 236

Saint John

1 506 648 5993

Fazley Siddiq has the distinction of having led a public policy school at a major research-intensive university and a business faculty at another. He served as Director of the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University from 2005 until 2011 and as Dean of Business at the University of New Brunswick Saint John from 2013 until 2018. Professor Siddiq was a Commonwealth Scholar for his doctoral studies at Dalhousie University, a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Canada’s 2012-2013 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He was a tenured professor at Dalhousie until 2013 and since then at UNB. He has taught at Queen’s University at Kingston and earlier in his career worked for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. Dr. Siddiq was awarded a Community Leadership Grant by Fulbright Canada and the United States Embassy in Ottawa to organize and host a program on Financial Management for New Immigrants in May 2023. This novel program attracted distinguished finance professors and banking executives as speakers along with many immigrants from 23 countries.

Dr. Siddiq’s contribution as UNB’s Dean of Business included the formation of an advisory board that is recognized as one of the most distinguished in Canada. He initiated the process of achieving the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for the Faculty of Business, first with securing AACSB primary membership in 2014, followed by the successful approval of the Eligibility Application (EA), the appointment of a mentor, finalizing the Assurance of Learning (AoL) and leading the preparation of the initial Self-Evaluation Report (iSER), which was accepted by AACSB in April 2018. The Faculty of Business at UNB was finally granted accreditation for all its business degree programs by AACSB in July 2022.

Professor Siddiq teaches introduction to macroeconomics and environmental economics at the undergraduate level, and markets and prices and integrated business planning in the MBA program. His authored and co-authored publications have appeared in The Review of Income and Wealth, Acadiensis, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, A.C.E.A. Papers, Nova Scotia Historical Review, Social Science Review, Canadian Historical Review, Research in Economic Inequality, Empirical Economics, Economics Letters, Canadian Business Economics, International Advances in Economic Research, Public Sector Management, Canadian Public Policy, and International Journal of Intelligent Systems. Professor Siddiq is writing a book on the rise and fall of North American populations, exploring migration in Canada and the United States.

Professor Siddiq has served on the Executive of the International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES), which honoured him with the 2022 dedicated service award. The IAES holds two international conferences annually and oversees the work of two peer-reviewed journals: Atlantic Economic Journal and International Advances in Economic Research. In 2017, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans, the only dean from the Maritime Provinces on the Federation’s Board at the time. Dr. Siddiq served as the Canadian Representative on the Northeast Business Deans Association (NEBDA) Executive from 2014 until 2018, a previously all-American organization whose expansion he championed to include universities in eastern Canada that is now reflected in NEBDA’s mission statement. He has served on the boards of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and is a life member of IAES.

Notable grants and awards

2023: Ambassador’s Medal, awarded by the United States Ambassador to Canada for distinguished service to Canada-US Relations, Halifax, July 14, 2023.

2023: Community Leadership Grant to organize and host a program entitled “Financial Management for New Immigrants,” sponsored jointly by Fulbright Canada, the United States Embassy in Ottawa, $8,000, and Saint Mary’s University, $15,000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 13-14, 2023.

2022: Dedicated Service Award, International Atlantic Economic Society, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2022.

2012-2013: Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, Fulbright Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, $25,000 plus expenses for travel, conferences and research support

2009-2010: Principal Investigator, The Economic Impact of Post-secondary International Students in Atlantic Canada: An Expenditure Analysis, Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET), $70,182

2008-2009: Contract Manager, Development of a Management Accountability Framework, Defence Research Development Centre, Department of National Defence, $73,901

2008-2009: Principal Investigator, The Economic Impact of International Students Enrolled in Nova Scotia Universities: An Expenditure Analysis, Nova Scotia Department of Education, $71,800

2007-2009: Principal Investigator, Study of Best Practices in Addressing the Cash Sectors of the Underground Economy, Canada Revenue Agency, $66,000.

Recent publications

Siddiq, F., H. Klymentieva & T. Lee, “Applying the Lorenz Curve and Gini Coefficient to Measure the Population Distribution,” International Advances in Economic Research, Vol. 29, No. 3, August 2023, 177-192.

Siddiq, F., “The Extraordinary Decline of Non-metropolitan Areas in Canada and the United States,” International Advances in Economic Research, 26 (2), 189-91 (2020)

Amin, G. & F. Siddiq, “Measuring Global Prosperity using Data Envelopment Analysis and OWA Operator,” International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 34 (10), 2713-38 (2019)

Academic career contributions

Siddiq, F. & J. Fischer, “Population volatility in large counties in the United States,” International Advances in Economic Research, 19(3), 321-23 (2013)

Siddiq, F. & S. Babins, “Trends in population growth inequality across subnational jurisdictions in Canada,” Canadian Public Policy, 39(S1), 41-64 (2013)

Siddiq, F. & T. Mercer, “Ottawa's millennial challenge: Servicing the federal debt at the turn of the century,” Canadian Business Economics, 8(1), 27-41 (2000)

Parker, S. & F. Siddiq, “Seeking a comprehensive measure of economic well-being: Annuitization versus capitalization,” Economics Letters, 54, 241-44 (1997)

Siddiq, F. & C. Beach, “Characterizing life-cycle wealth distributions using statistical inference and dominance criteria,” Empirical Economics, 20(4), 551-75 (1995)

Gwyn, J. & F. Siddiq, “Wealth distribution in Nova Scotia during the Confederation era, 1851 and 1871,” Canadian Historical Review, 73(3), 435-52 (1992)

Osberg, L. & F. Siddiq, “The inequality of wealth in Britain's North American colonies: The importance of the relatively poor,” Review of Income and Wealth, 34(2), 143-63 (1988)