Fazley Siddiq



Business, Faculty of

Saint John

1 506 648 5570

Fazley Siddiq has the distinction of leading a public policy school at a major research-intensive university and a business faculty at another. He was appointed as Dean of Business at the University of New Brunswick in 2013. His contribution as Dean includes the formation of an advisory board that is recognized as one of the most distinguished in Canada.

Dr. Siddiq is the Canadian Representative on the Northeast Business Deans Association Executive, a previously all-American organization whose expansion he championed to include universities in eastern Canada, now reflected in NEBDA’s mission statement. 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 currently on the Federation's Board.

Dr. 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 has been a tenured professor at Dalhousie where he was Director of the School of Public Administration from 2005 to 2011. He has taught at Queen’s University at Kingston and worked for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program.

Dr. Siddiq’s authored and co-authored articles 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 and Canadian Public Policy. Professor Siddiq is currently writing a book on fifty years of the rise and fall of North American populations, exploring migration in Canada and the United States.

Dr. Siddiq 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 the International Atlantic Economic Society.

Recent grants and awards

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

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

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

The economic impact of international students in Atlantic Canada: Siddiq, F., Nethercote, W., Lye, J. & J. Baroni. International Advances in Economic Research, 18(2), 239-40  (2012)

A framework for analyzing the impact of international students on economic development: Siddiq, F. International Advances in Economic Research, 16(1), 126-27  (2010)

Academic career contributions

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

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

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

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

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