Dr. Shaikh M. Ghazanfar, Professor of Economics, who recently took the emeritus-status from the University of Idaho, where he served for 35 years, the last fourteen in administrative capacities (4-5 as director of
Dr. Shaikh M. Ghazanfar
Dr. Shaikh M. Ghazanfar, Professor of Economics, who recently took the emeritus-status from the University of Idaho, where he served for 35 years, the last fourteen in administrative capacities (4-5 as director of International Studies,and the rest as Chairman of the Department of Economics), was born in British India but migrated to Pakistan after the partition in 1947, and was first employed by the University of Idaho in 1968.
Education Beyond High School:
Ph.D. Economics, 1969, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington Dissertation: Impact of Retail Sales Taxation: By Age Groups, Family Size, and Income Classes. Graduate work in Economics, 1964-1965, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. M.A. Economics, 1964, Washington State University, Pullman Washington. Thesis: Financing Investment in Pakistan's Economic Development. B.A. (Hons) Business Administration, 1962, Washington State University.
Teaching and Research:
2002-03, Adjunct Professor of Economics (post-retirement) , 2002-present, Professor of Economics (Emeritus), 1977-2002, Professor of Economics, University of Idaho, 1989-93, Coordinator of International Studies Program (in addition to Professor of Economics) 1983-86, Visiting Professor of Economics, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (sabbatical leave, 1993-84; leave of absence, 1984-86), 1977-83, Professor of Economics, University of Idaho, 1974-1975 (spring), Visiting Lecturer (part time), University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore County campuses (sabbatical leave), 1974-1975 (fall), Visiting Professor, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (sabbatical leave), 1972-1977, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Idaho 1968-1972, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Idaho, 1967-1968, Instructor of Economics, Washington State University, 1965-1967, Teaching Assistant, Washington State University, 1964, Jr. Research Economist, Bureau of Business and Economics, Washington State University, 1962-1964, Research Assistant, Washington State University.
Principles (Micro and Macro; including Honors sections), Intermediate Micro, Intermediate Macro, Macroeconomics (Graduate level), Business and Economic Statistics, Money and Banking, Public Finance, State-Local Government Finance, Economic Development, Engineering Economics, Served on 25+ master's thesis committees, as chair and member Served as member on 8+doctoral committees (other disciplines); continuing.
June 1993-May 2001, Head, Department of Economics, Spring 1989-Summer 1993, Coordinator/Director, International Studies Program, August 1979-1981, Head, Department of Economics.
Dr Ghazanfar, who has considerable wealth of knowledge as well as experience has recently been requested to teach a semester at an Islamabad university and expect to join them for next fall semester.