Dr. Abdi Ali

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

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Current positions

Lecturer in Economics & Finance, Research Coordinator for Accounting, Finance & Economics

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Abdi Ali is a Lecturer in Economics and Finance. Prior to joining Salford Business School in September 2017, He was a Lecturer in Economics at Aberystwyth University, as well as the Director of Postgraduate Studies. He is an External Research Associate at the Global Development Institute of the University of Manchester and at the China and Emerging Economies Centre, Northampton Business School. He also serves as a Senior Research Associate at the Somali Centre for Social and Economic Empowerment in Mogadishu. He has in the past worked as a professional Economist and provided consultancy for the UN, World Bank, DFID and the Somali government.Prior to joining Salford Business School in September 2017, I was a Lecturer in Economics at Aberystwyth University, as well as the Director of Postgraduate Studies. I am an External Research Associate at the Global Development Institute of the University of Manchester and at the China and Emerging Economies Centre, Northampton Business School. I hold an MSc (Econ) with Distinction as well as a PhD (Econ) from the University of Manchester.

Areas of research

Firm-Level Innovation, Capital Flows, Financial and Economic Development , SME Credit Constraints, Economic Reforms

Teaching

  • Macroeconomic Analysis (UG)
  • Corporate and Quantitative Finance (PG)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (Business Forecasting)

Research Interests

Dr Ali’s broad areas of research are in: International and Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics and Small Business Economics. 

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

  • PGCTHE (Aberystwyth University, UK)
  • BSc (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Memberships 
  • Fellow of the Higher Education AcademyPhD in Economics, MSc in Econ with Distinction, PG Dipl in Econ (University of Manchester, UK)

Postgraduate Research

I am happy to consider PhD applications in any of my broad areas of research. However, I would particularly welcome applicants in one of the following topics:

  • Firm credit constraints and the characteristics and behaviors of “discouraged borrowers”.
  • Trade and financial shocks
  • Firm-level innovation, particularly the inhibitors of innovative behavior.
  • Structural reforms and entrepreneurship