Fazley Siddiq, PhD

Dean of Business

Professor of Economics and Finance

Fazley SiddiqFazley Siddiq has been a Professor of Economics and Finance, and Dean of Business at the University of New Brunswick Saint John since 2013.

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 has served as a full-time member of the professoriate at Dalhousie University where he was Director of the School of Public Administration from 2005 until 2011. He was tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1992 and to Full Professor in 1999. Professor Siddiq has also 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's authored and co-authored articles include publications in The Review of Income and Wealth, Acadiensis, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, ACEA 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. He 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. He is studying the worrisome trend towards the hollowing out of rural communities and the rapid expansion of cities.

Dr. Siddiq has been serving as the Canadian Representative on the Northeast Business Deans Association (NEBDA) Executive since 2014, a previously all-American organization whose expansion he championed to include universities in eastern Canada, which is now reflected in NEBDA’s mission statement. In October 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 serving on the Federation’s Board. He has also served on the boards of the JD Irving Research Chair in Occupational Medicine at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and the Atlantic Canada Economics Association. He has for many years been a life member of the International Atlantic Economic Society.

Significant 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)

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