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Prof.M. Azhar Hussain Professor Academic RankProfessor


  • Ph.D. Economics, 2002, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

Research Interests:

  • Welfare distribution, inequality, deprivation, subjective well-being, multi-dimensional welfare, welfare state typologies, and statistical modelling.


2002 Ph.D. (econ.), Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business (Thesis: Essays on Income Distribution) 1992 M.Sc. (econ.), Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (Thesis:“Makroforbrugsfunktioner: Teori og empiri“. Macro Consumption Functions: Theory and Empirical) B.Sc, economics, University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics, Denmark, 1989
2017- Associate professor, Department of Finance and Economics, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah 2014-2017 Associate professor, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University (on leave from 1 September 2017) 2012-2014 Assistant professor, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University 2008-2012 Postdoc. Development Economics Research Group (DERG), Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen 2002-2008 Researcher, the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI) 1999-2002 Ph.D. student, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business 1996-1999 Research Assistant, the Danish National Institute of Social Research (SFI) 1995-1996 Senior Consultant, Confederation of Danish Trade Unions (LO) 1992-1995 Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Economic Affairs
Research and teaching.
Danish Association of Lawyers and Economists.
Multi-dimensional welfare comparisons across the globe, and micro-economic simulation models.
1. “First Order Dominance Techniques and Multidimensional Poverty Indices: An Empirical Comparison of Different Approaches”. 2017. (With I. Permanyer). doi:10.1007/s11205-017-1637-x. Social Indicators Research, online. 2. “Effects of food price shocks on child malnutrition: The Mozambican experience 2008/2009”. 2016. (With C Arndt, V Salvucci, and LP Østerdal). doi:10.1016/j.ehb.2016.03.003. Economics & Human Biology, 22, 1–13. 3. “EU Country Rankings' Sensitivity to the Choice of Welfare Indicators”. 2016. Social Indicators Research, 125(1), 1-17.
2015 Student: Ms. Signe Grønborg Knudsen. Title: ”Forløbsprogram i behandlingen af diabetes 2 i Region Sjælland” (Program for Treatment of Type II Diabetes in the Zealand Region). Role: Co-supervisor (quantitative part). 2015 Student: Ms. Yue Bao. Title: “Reverse migration in China – Returnees, entrepreneurship and China’s institutional environment”. Role: Internal evaluator and chairman of the Evaluation Committee. 2014-2015 Student: Mr. Muhammad Yousaf. Title: “Trade between India and Pakistan as a Large Country and a Small Country”. Role: Co-supervisor. (University of Tartu, Estonia). 2014 Student: Ms. Alessandra Cenci. Title: “Migration, Capabilities and Social Justice for European Citizens. Cases of southern euro zone highly skilled labour mobility to the Nordic countries”. Role: Internal evaluator and chairman of the Evaluation Committee.
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