Sheikh Selim completed PhD in Economics from University of Southampton in 2005. He joined WBS in June 2012, having previously been a lecturer of Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (2005-2012).
Sheikh's main research areas are Macroeconomics, Economic Growth & Development, and Public Finance. He has published papers on Optimal Tax Theory and Agricultural Productivity & Growth in Asian Economies in renowned journals such as Agricultural Economics, Journal of Business and Policy Research, Applied Economics, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in Social Sciences and Economics Bulletin. His current works in progress include the growth and welfare effects of optimal tax policy, banking development and productivity in South Asian economies, and agricultural productivity and growth in China.