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Dr. Abdiweli  Ali

Dr. Abdiweli Ali

Associate Professor of Economics

Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, Room 254H
Office Hours:
Spring 2014: on leave Spring semester
Curriculum Vitae:


Dr. Ali joined the faculty in August 2003. He has a master of public administration from Harvard University, a Certificate of Taxation from Harvard Law School, and a master of economics from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Ali completed his Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University. In 1998 and 1999, Dr. Ali was a Joel Leff Fellow of Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. Before coming to Niagara, Dr. Ali was a research and forecast manager for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Focus of Teaching

  • ECO 250 - Money and Financial Markets
  • ECO 350 - Economic Growth and Development
  • ECO 305 - Intermediate Microeconomics
  • FIN 360 - Global Economics and Finance


  • ECO 525 - Economics for Managers
  • ECO 621 - Global Economic Perspective
  • MGT 611 - Advanced Quantitative Methods

Current Research

Dr. Ali’s primary research and teaching interests include economic growth and development, international trade, public finance and public choice. His current research focuses on the effect of institutions on economic growth. One of his articles, Political stability, stable economic policies and growth: An empirical investigation, was published in that Atlantic Economic Journal on March 2001, and won the Best Article Award for the year 2001. He has publications in numerous peer reviewed journals including Atlantic Economic Journal, International Advances in Economic Research, Journal of Public Choice and Public Finance, and the Journal of Business and Economics Research. 

Current Involvement

He is a member of the American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, and the International Atlantic Economic Society. Dr. Ali did consulting work for international institutions including the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program.