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Samia Islam, PhD

Associate Professor, Economics
SamiaIslam@boisestate.edu • (208) 426-1042 • Mail Stop: 1620
Office Number: MBEB 3204

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Dr. Islam joined the Department of Economics at Boise State University in August 2004. Before coming to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. degree, Dr. Islam served as a research assistant at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and later at Power and Participation Research Center (PPRC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dr. Islam's primary research focus at present is on urban economic issues, including entrepreneurship, transportation modeling, traffic safety and economic policy analysis.

Apart from teaching and research, she is also involved in student advising, mentoring, and supervising undergraduate research. She is currently an academic mentor with the McNair Scholars program.

Dr. Islam serves on several Boise city and Treasure Valley urban planning committees.

Education

  • PhD, Economics - West Virginia University
  • MSS, Economics - University of Dhaka
  • BSS, Economics - University of Dhaka

Featured Publications

  • Islam, S. “An Examination of the Differential Impact of Highway Capital Investment on Economically Disparate Appalachian Counties,” Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol 33, Issue 5, 453
  • McIntosh, J. C. and Islam, S. “Beyond the Veil: The Influence of Islam on Female Entrepreneurship in a Conservative Muslim Context,” International Management Review, March 2010
  • Islam, S. and Goetzke, F. “Correcting Sample Selection in FARS data to Estimate Seatbelt Use,” Journal of Safety Research, 40(5):389-93, Oct 2009
  • Lowe, S. and Islam, S. “Impact of Air Quality Regulations on Entrepreneurial Activity,” Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2, pp. 71 – 95, May 2009.
  • Cobourn, K., Islam, S., Mooney, S., & Young, D. “Multidisciplinary Research: Implications for Agricultural and Applied Economists”, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, May 2013.

Awards

  • COBE Best Research Poster Award at the 7th Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference, Boise State University, April 20, 2010
  • COBE Best Research Poster Award at the 6th Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference, Boise State University, April 20, 2009;
  • COBE Best Research Poster Award 5th Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference, Boise State University, April 14, 2008

Current Courses: Fall 2017

CourseRoom & Times
ECON 494-1604: Workshop
Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM CCP260 -
Econ 455-1: Decisions, Choices and the Economics of Hapiness
[Econ 455-1 syllabus]

ECON 294-1604: Workshop
Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM CCP260 -