Prof. Dr. Amar Anwar

Biography

  • 1978 Born in Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • 1998-2001 M.A. Economics (Major: Econometrics, Advanced Mathematics), University of the Punjab (Pakistan)
  • 2004-2009 PhD in Economics (Research Project: The Push and Pull Factors of Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment), University Leipzig, Germany
  • 2010-2011 Assistant Professor of Global Management Studies, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
  • 2011-2012 Research Associate, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
  • 2012-2016 Assistant Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Canada
  • 2016-Present Associate Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Canada

 

Membership of professional bodies

  • Canadian Economics Association
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • Atlantic Schools of Business

 

Areas of Research

  • International Business
  • Development Economics
  • Economics of security
  • Meta-Analysis

 

Grants and Scholarships

  • Proposal submitted to National Priorities Research Program, Qatar, Islamic Venture Capital, $ 125,000
  • Research and Project Funding, $ 7,820 (2018-2019)
  • Travel Grant, $ 685 to attend the Canadian Economics Association Conference (Jun. 2017)
  • Travel Grant, $ 1,841 to attend the Conference on Economics and Security, Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium (Jun. 2017)
  • Research and Project Funding, $ 5,250 (2017-2018)
  • Travel Grant, $ 910 to attend the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Oct. 2016)
  • Advanced Stata Training Grant, $ 3,690, Timberlake, London UK (Dec. 2015)
  • Travel Grant, $ 1,750 to attend ASAC Conference in Halifax (Jun. 2015)
  • Research and Project Funding, $ 8,000 (2015-2016)
  • Travel Grant, $ 700 to attend ACEA Conference in Truro (Oct. 2014)
  • Travel Grant, $ 2,800 to attend SAICON Conference in Islamabad (Aug. 2014)
  • Research and Project Funding, $ 8,000 (2013-2014)
  • Travel Grant, $ 800 to attend the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Sept. 2013)
  • Travel Grant, $ 1,800 to attend ASAC Conference in Calgary (Jun. 2013)
  • Start-up Grant, $ 2,000 (2012-2013)
  • Travel Grant, $ 800 to attend ACEA Conference in Halifax (Oct. 2012)
  • One Year Research Funding for Ph.D. Studies, $ 15,000 (2007–2008)

 

Publications

Contributions to monographs

  • Mughal, M. and Anwar, A. (2014). Fertility Responses of Migrant Remittances to Pakistan. In the edition of Tan Tai Yong and Mizan, Rahman Ed. Migrant Remittances in South Asia: Implications for Development. Singapore, Palgrave Macmillan

Research Articles in Journals

  • Ifinedo, P., Pyke, J. and Anwar, A. (2018). Business undergraduates’ perceived use outcomes of Moodle in a blended learning environment: the roles of usability factors and external support. Telematics and Informatics. 35 (1), 93-102
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. (2017). Out of Africa? Locational Determinants of South African Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions. Applied Economics. 49 (33), 3263-3279
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. (2016). Migrant Remittances and Fertility. Applied Economics. 48 (36), 3399-3415
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. (2015). Determinants of Russian Firms' Merger and Acquisition Activities. Economics Bulletin, 35 (4), 2382-2394
  • Mughal, M. and Anwar, A. (2015). Do Migrant Remittances React to Bouts of Terrorism? Defence and Peace Economics, 26 (6), 567-582
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. (2013). The Role of Diaspora in Attracting Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment. International Journal of Social Economics, 40 (11), 944-955
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. (2012). Economic Freedom and Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical Analysis. Economics Bulletin, 32 (4), 2991-3007
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. (2012). Motives to Remit: Some Microeconomic Evidence from Pakistan.  Economics Bulletin, 32 (1), 574-585

Working paper

  • Anwar, A. and Iwasaki, I. Do institutional factors matter for outward FDI from BRICS countries? A meta-analysis.
  • Haider, M. and Anwar, A. Are Canadian educated immigrants and racial minorities more mismatched at work?
  • Haider, M., Anwar, A. and Holmes, C. Did Land Transfer Tax Alone Reduce Housing Sales in Toronto?
  • Haider, M. and Anwar, A. Impact of Terrorism on FDI flows to Pakistan.
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. An Analysis of the Effects of Terrorism on Pakistan's Financial Flows.

Conference Papers

  • Anwar, A. and Dornberger, U. Motives to invest in Africa: A meta-analytic review. Paper presented at the MIRDEC-13th, International Academic Conference on Social Science Discussions and Contemporary Trends in Social Science, 18-20 June 2019, Madrid, Spain.
  • Anwar, A. and Ifinedo, P. Determinants of E-Participation: An Empirical Analysis. Paper presented at the 11th Economics and Finance Conference, the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy from May 27 - 30, 2019.
  • Anwar, A. and Iwasaki, I. Institutions and FDI from BRICS countries: A meta-analytic review. Paper presented at the 2018 Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium held in Melbourne, Australia at Deakin University from 4 to 5 October 2018.
  • Outward foreign direct investment from India and China - lessons for South Asia. 9th South Asian International Conference (SAICON) 2017, Pearl Continental Hotel Bhurban (Pakistan), 23 to 25 August 2017 — Invited Talk
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. Do natural disasters aggravate terrorist activity in South Asia? Paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference on Economics and Security held in Brussels, Belgium at the Royal Military Academy from 22 to 23 June 2017
  • Anwar, A. and Haider, M. Wrong jobs for the right workers: A study of mismatched Canadian educated workers and immigrants in Canada. Paper presented at the Canadian Economics Association Conference held in Antigonish at the St. Francis Xavier University from 01 to 04 June 2017
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M.  Out of Africa? Locational Determinants of South African Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions. Paper presented at the 46th Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (ASB) held in Halifax at the Saint Mary’s University from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2016
  • Haider, M., Anwar, A. and Holmes, C. Did Land Transfer Tax Alone Reduce Housing Sales in Toronto? Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference held at the Dalhousie University, Halifax from 13 to 16 June 2015
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. Why do Russian Firms Invest Abroad? A Firm-Level Analysis. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) held at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Truro from 17 to 19 October 2014
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. Migrant Remittances and Fertility. Paper presented at the 6th South Asian International Conference (SAICON) held in Islamabad, Pakistan from 11 to 13 August 2014
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M.  Foreign Financial Flows and Terrorism in Developing Countries. Paper presented at the 43rd Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (ASB) held in Antigonish at the St. Francis Xavier University from 27 to 29 September 2013
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M.  Do Migrant Remittances React to Bouts of Terrorism? Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference held in Calgary, Alberta from 08 to 11 June 2013
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M.  Economic Freedom and Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical Analysis. Paper presented at the 2012 ACEA Conference held in Halifax from 19 to 20 October 2012.
  • Anwar, A. and Mughal, M. The Role of Diaspora in Attracting Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment. Paper presented at the 7th RES Ph.D. Meeting, held at the School of Economics and Finance, the Queen Mary University of London from 21 to 22 January 2012
  • Anwar, A., Hasse, R. and Rabbi, F. Location Determinants of Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment: How Multinationals Choose Their Investment Destinations. A Case Study of Indian Firms. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Emerging Multinationals: Outward Foreign Direct Investment from Emerging and Developing Economies held at the Copenhagen Business School from 9 to 10 October 2008

Presentations

  • Keynote Talk on the ‘Applications of big data in transportation’ at the 10th South Asian International Conference (SAICON) 2018, Islamabad (Pakistan), 26 to 28 November 2018

 

Computer Skills

  • Stata, SPSS, E-Views, Blackboard, Moodle, Microsoft Office

Contact

Prof. Dr. Amar Anwar

Visiting Professor

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig
Germany

Tel:   +49-(0)341-9739765
Fax:  +49-(0)341-9739279
anwar(at)uni-leipzig.de