EducationPh.D, in Economics, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia, June, 2013.
Master in Development Economics (MSc), University of Gezira , Sudan ,2005, (Distinction degree).
Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, University of Gezira ,Sudan, 2003, (Distinction degree).
B.Sc. in Economics, Al sharg Ahalia College, Sudan,2002, (Distinction degree).
Employment History:Assistance professor, Kassala University , Sudan,2006-2014
Post-Doctoral researcher , National University of Malaysia ,2013-2014
Professional ActivitiesModeling and analyzing different forms of data (e.g time series, cross section and panel data) using a variety of software’s such as Microfit, Matlab, Eviews, Stata, Gaaus, SPSS, Amos .
Selected Research Projects•Awarded a research grant from East Sudan Research Group (funded by The Norwegian Embassy in Sudan) for project titled “Gender inequality in education and Poverty in Kassala State, Sudan,2012”.
•Awarded a research grant from Ministry of Higher education in Malaysia for project titled “Dynamic Comparative Modelling on Factors Affecting FDI Inflows between Malaysia and Selected ASEAN+3 Countries”. 2014.
Selected Publications1.Atif, A and Ishak , Y .(2013). Economic growth and human capital, lesson from Sudan, journal of development and economic policies, 5(2):75-109.
2.Atif, A; Ishak, Y ; Rahma, I and Tamat, S. (2013). Why Women Live Longer Than Man? Lesson from Sudan. Journal of Academic Research in Economics, 5(2);54-79).
3.Atif, A, Noreha, K and Ishak, Y (2013). Economic growth and human capital in Arab countries. International journal of West Asian studies. 2, 22-41.
4.Atif, A; Ishak, Y ; Rahma, I and Tamat, S. ( 2014) .Economic growth and human development; what do time series data say? Middle East Development Journal (MEDJ).
5.Rahma, I, Ishak, Y , Atif, A. (2014) The Impact of Foreign Workers on Wages: A Case Study of Malaysian Firms. International Journal of Economics Perspectives.
Theses and Projects Supervisionقياس معدل العائد على التعليم، دراسة تطبيقية على ولاية كسلا 2008، رسالة ماجستير
محددات انتاجية محصول الذرة فى مشروع القاش الزراعي، 2009، رسالة ماجستير
Awards Recognitions•Awards and Recognitions: Prize of Al sharg Ahalia College for best B.Sc. (Honours) Academic Performance in the Faculty of Economic and Management 1999-2000.
•Prize of University of Al sharg Ahalia College for best B.Sc. (Honours) Academic Performance in the Faculty of Economic and Management 2000-2001.
•Prize of Al sharg Ahalia College for best B.Sc. (Honours) Academic Performance in the Faculty of Economic and Management 2001-2002
ServicesOrganizing different workshop for post graduate students.
Teaching PhilosophyRespect all students in the class.
In the class, I call each student by his/her name.
Describe a particular issue using simple example from the real live.