Shabbir Ahmad completed his PhD in Econometrics at the UQ School of Economics in 2014. He also holds PhD in Economics with specialization in financial economics. His areas of research include efficiency and productivity analysis, environment and sustainability, and financial regulation and governance. He has 15 year's university research and teaching experience in Pakistan and Australia. His areas of research focus on resource and financial sectors performance measurement at micro level. He has devised novel methodologies to measure business growth and innovation, with particular focus on agriculture sector. Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at AUstralian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE), the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Previously, he held research positions at the Centre of Social responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), UQ. Currently, he is leading Australian Centre for International Agriculture (ACIAR) funded project Farmer's capabilities, productivity, and profitability: A case study of smallholders in selected agro-zones in Pakistan". He has delivered numerous projects for international agencies on sustainable development and productivity focused on mining, manufacturing and financial sectors.
His research activities span to both public and private sectors with a focus on social and economic impact assessment. He has been involved in these projects to develop and apply a variety of tools for economic analysis and the resulting policy implications. He is also an Associate of the World Bank-sponsored South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).