Md Rafayet Alam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Phone: 423.425.4180
Office: Fletcher Hall 406-C


Ph.D., 2016, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Masters, 2012, The Australian National University

B.S.S., 2003, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh


Monetary Economics

International Finance

Regional Economics

Referee: Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Economics Bulletin, The Journal of Developing Areas, Studies in Economics and Finance.

Summer Research Award 2017

Endeavour Scholarship (Australian Government Scholarship)

Member: The Midwest Economics Association

Alam, M. R. and Gilbert, S. (2017) Monetary Policy Shocks and the Dynamics of Agricultural Commodity Prices: Evidence from Structural and Factor-Augmented VAR Analyses. Agricultural Economics, vol.48, issue 1, pp. 15-27. 

Alam, M. R., Kitenge, E. and Bedane, B. (2017). Government Effectiveness and Economic Growth. Economics Bulletin, vol.37, issue 1, pp. 222-227. 

Alam, M. R. (2015). Economic Policy Uncertainty in the US: Does It Matter for Canada?   Economics Bulletin, vol.35, issue 4, pp. 2725-2732 

Alam, M. R. (2015) Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Bangladesh. The Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 363-372 

Alam, M. R. (2010). The Link between Real Exchange Rate and Export Earning: A Cointegration and Granger Causality Analysis on Bangladesh. International Review of Business Research Papers, Vol.6, No. 1, pp. 205-214