Saleh AmirKhalkhali

Professor of Economics
Sobey School of Business
Economics

Faculty Member Information

Biosketch

Dr. AmirKhalkhali is Professor of Economics. He has been at Saint Mary's University since 1984 and chaired the Economics Department from 1995 to 2007. He has published papers on the theory of econometrics (autocorrelation, non-normality, seemingly unrelated regressions, and undersized samples), and empirical articles dealing with fiscal policy, saving and investment, capital mobility, economic growth, and firm size and growth. His publications include book chapters as well as articles in journals such as Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Public Administration, Canadian Public Policy, Canadian Tax Journal, Applied Economics, Applied Econometrics and International Development, Development Policy Review, Eastern Economic Journal, Economic Modeling, Economic Notes, Empirical Economics, IMF Staff Papers, Journal of Policy Modeling, Southern Economic Journal, Communications in Statistics, Indian Statistical Society Journal (Sankhya), Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, and The Statistician (published by the Royal Statistical Society). His teaching interests include econometric modeling and forecasting, macroeconomics and public policy, and managerial economics.

Interests

Current Research in Progress includes saving-investment dynamics; The Determinants of Economic Growth,Firm Growth-Size Relationship, Without Development; Macroeconomic Aggregates: Time Series vs. Structural Models; The Time-Use Diaries and Travels

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Dalhousie University, 1984
M.A., Economics, Dalhousie University, 1981
B.A., Economics, Pahlavi University (First Rank), 1972

Academic Work Experience

1996 - Present, Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Mary's University
1995 - 2007, Chairperson, Department of Economics, Saint Mary's University
1994 - 1994, Acting Chairperson, Department of Economics, Saint Mary's University
1988 - 1996, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Mary's University
1984 - Present, Honorary Research Associate & Honorary Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Economics Department, Dalhousie University
1984 - 1988, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Mary's University
1983 - 1984, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Dalhousie University

Non-Academic Work Experience

1972 - 1979, Economist/Senior Economist, Ministry of Internal Affairs/ European Communities (Now European Union)

Membership

1984 - Present, Canadian Economics Association
1984 - Present, Atlantic Canadian Economics Association

Honours

Killam Scholar - 1982

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2002/03 - 2003/03, Course Development for Masters of Finance at Saint Mary's University
1983/03 - Present, New Course Development at Saint Mary's University
1983/03 - Present, Courses taught at Saint Mary's University

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Harvey A. "On Modeling and Estimation of Travel Behavior Utilizing Varying Contextual Information ", International Journal of Social Science and Education (Spring - 2015)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "On the Growth Process of Firms: Does Size Matter? ", International Business & Economics Research Journal (Spring - 2015)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "On the Impact of Public Debt on Economic Growth", Journal of Applied Econometrics and International Development 14:1 (Spring - 2014), 21-30
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "The Predictive Efficiency of Random Effects Approach: A Real Model Simulation Study", Journal of Business and Economics Research 11:11 (Spring - 2014), 497-501
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "The Relation Between Regulation and Economic Growth", International Business & Economics Research Journal 11:2 (Spring - 2012), 147-152
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "On Explaining Inter-Country Differences in Economic Growth Rates: Does Regulatory Quality Matter?", Journal of Applied Econometrics and International Development 12:2 (Spring - 2012), 41-50
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "On the Effectiveness of Quality Regulation: Some Empirical Results", The Business & Management Review 2:2 (Spring - 2012), 53-58
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "On the Impact of Openness and Regulatory Quality on Saving-Investment Dynamics in Emerging Economies", Journal of Applied Econometrics and International Development 11:2 (Spring - 2011), 21-28
AmirKhalkhali S., Mukhopadhyay A. "Persistence of Firm Profitability and Growth: Does Technological Environment Matter?", International Journal of Business and Economics Perspectives 6:2 (Spring - 2011), 100-110
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "Government Size and the International Mobility of Capital", International Business & Economics Research Journal (Winter - 2010), 23-28
AmirKhalkhali S., Mukhopadhyay A. "Profitability Performance and Firm Size-Growth Relationship", Journal of Business and Economics Research 8:9 (Spring - 2010), 121-126
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "Trade Openness and Saving-Investment Correlations", Journal of Economic Modeling 24 (Winter - 2007), 120-127
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "Trade Openness and Saving-Investment Correlations", Journal of Economic Modeling (Spring - 2006), 120-127
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A, AmirKhalkhali S. "Current Account and the Intertemporal Budget Constraint: Evidence from 6-7 Countries", International Business and Economics Journal (Spring - 2005), 67-73
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Mukhopadhyay A. "Technological Opportunity and the Growth Process of Firms", Journal of International Business and Economics 3:1 (Spring - 2004), 110-116
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali Samad. "On the Power of Test in SUR Models with Incomplete Data", International Business Practices: Contemporary Readings (Spring - 2004), 153-158
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "On Explaining the Differences in Economic Growth Rates in OECD Countries", Ekonomia 6:2 (Winter - 2003), 147-159
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A, AmirKhalkhali Samad. "Saving-Investment Correlations,Capital Mobility and Crowding out: Some Further Results", Journal of Economic Modeling (Winter - 2003), 1137-1149
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "On the Impact of Trade Openness on Growth: Further Evidence from OECD Countries", Journal of Applied Economics 35 (Spring - 2003), 1761-1766
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "Government Size, Factor Accumulation, Total Factor Productivity and Economic Growth: Evidence from OECD Countries", Journal of Policy Modeling (Winter - 2002), 679-692
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali Samad, Dar A.. "On the Impact of Monetary Policy: A Time Series Analysis", Pennsylvania Economics Association (PEA) Proceedings (Winter - 2002), 358-364
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "Government Policy, Total Factor Productivity and Growth", Penn Economic Review 9:2 (Fall - 2000), 13-22
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "On the Impact of Government Size on Economic Growth: A Time Series Cross-Country Study", Development Policy Review 17:1 (Spring - 1999), 65-76
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A.. "Government Size and Economic Growth in Most Industrialized Countries: Some Further Results", ACEA Papers XXVIII (Spring - 1999), 66-71

Presentation

AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "On the Relative Efficiency of Alternative Estimators for Panel Data Regression Model", Academy of Business Administration (Summer - 2014)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "An Empirical Model of Firm Size and Persistence of Growth ", An Empirical Model of Firm Size and Persistence of Growth (Summer - 2014)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "On the Testing Gibrat’s Law of Proportionate Effect: Some Recent Evidence", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (Fall - 2013)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "Estimating Panel Data Regression Models: Some Simulation Results", European Applied Business Research Conference (Spring - 2013)
AmirKhalkhali S, Dar A. "Impact of Public Debt on Growth in G7 Countries", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (Fall - 2012)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "Forecasting Macroeconomic Aggregates Using Time Series Models with Non-Spherical Disturbances", Academy of Business Administration (Summer - 2012)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "On the Effectiveness of Quality Regulation: Some Empirical Results ", Corporate Governance and Business Conference (Spring - 2012)
AmirKhalkhali S, Dar A. "Effectiveness of Quality Regulation: Some Empirical Results", Corporate Governance and Business Conference (Summer - 2012)
AmirKhalkhali S, Dar A. "Impact of Regulation on Economic Growth", European Applied Business Research Conference (Spring - 2011)
AmirKhalkhali S, Mukhopadhyay A. "Profit-Growth Nexus and Technological Environment: An Empirical Investigation", The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference (Spring - 2011)
AmirKhalkhali S, Dar A. "Explaining the Differences in Economic Growth: Recent OECD Evidence Growth", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (Fall - 2011)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "Selection of Growth Rate Estimators: Some Simulation Results", European Applied Business Research Conference (Spring - 2011)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "Relative Performance of Single Equation Estimators in Models with Small Samples and Non-Normal Errors", European Applied Business Research Conference (Spring - 2010)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Mukhopadhyay A. "On the Impact of Profitability Performance on Firm Size-Growth Relationship ", European Applied Business Research Conference (Spring - 2010)
AmirKhalkhali S, Dar A. "On the mpact of Openness and Regulatory Quality on Saving-Investment Dynamics in Emerging Economies", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2010)
AmirKhalkhali S, Dar A. "Saving-Investment Correlations and Capital Mobility in Emerging Economics", European Applied Business Research Conference (Spring - 2009)
AmirKhalkhali S, Harvey A. "Modeling Travel Behavior Using Cross-Country Time-Use Data", 31st Conference of the International Association for Time Use Research (Fall - 2009)
AmirKhalkhali S, Dar A. "Intertemporal Budget Constraint and Country Size in OECD Countries", International Policy Modeling Conference (Spring - 2009)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "Forecasting Performance of Restricted Variants of Principal Component Methods in a Structural Model", Academy of Business Administration (Summer - 2009)
AmirKhalkhali S, Dar A. "On the Impact of Government Size on Saving-Investment-Current Account Dynamics: An Empirical Study of OECD Countries", International Business and Economics Research Conference (Spring - 2008)
AmirKhalkhali S, Mukhopadhyay A. "On the Relationship between Firm Size and Firm Growth: Some Canadian Results", Penn Economic Association Conference (Spring - 2008)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "Use of Least Squares in Estimating a Structural Equation with Insufficient Observations and Non-Normal Errors", European Applied Business and Economics Research Conference (Spring - 2008)
AmirKhalkhali S, Mukhopadhyay A. "Growth Process of Firms and their Size Distribution", Atlantic Canada Economic Association Conference (Fall - 2008)
AmirKhalkhali S, Dar A. "Saving-Investment-Current Account Relationship and Government Size: An Empirical Study of G7 Countries", Academy of Business Administration Conference (Summer - 2007)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S, Ogwang T. "Estimating Macroeconomic Models: Ridge-Type Estimators vs. Principal Components Methods", International Business and Economics Research Conference (Spring - 2007)
AmirKhalkhali S, Mukhopadhyay A. "Gibrat’s Law and the Schumpeterian Hypothesis", Academy of Business Administration Conference (Summer - 2007)
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "On Saving-Investment Relationship and its Implications on Current Account", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2006)
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "The Complementarities between Trade in Goods and Capital Flows: An Empirical Study of G7 Countries", European Applied Business Research Conference (Summer - 2006)
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "On Saving-Investment-Current Account Dynamics: Further Results", Academy of Business Administration Conference (Summer - 2006)
AmirKhalkhali S, AmirKhalkhali S. "On the Efficiency of Quasi-Maximum Likelihood Method in Regression with Autocorrelated Disturbances", International Business and Economics Research Conference (Fall - 2005)
AmirKhalkali S., Dar A, AmirKhalkhali S. "Current Account and the Intertemporal Budget Constraint: Evidence from G7 Countries", International Business and Economics Research Conference (Spring - 2005)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "On the Power of Test in SUR Models with Incomplete Data", Academy of Business Administration Conference (Summer - 2004)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Mukhopadhyay A. "Technological Opportunity and the Growth Process of Firms", International Academy of Business and Economics Conference (Fall - 2004)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "Trade Orientation and Factor Productivity Growth in Most Industrialized Countries", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2004)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A, AmirKhalkhali S.. "Capital Mobility, Crowding Out and Government Size", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2003)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "On Explaining the Differences in Economic Growth Rates in OECD Countries", Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance Conference (Spring - 2002)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Mukhopadhyay A. "On the Size-Growth Relationship of Firms: Some Further Evidence", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (Fall - 2002)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalakali Samad. "On the Relative Performance of Ridge-Type Estimators vs Principal Components Methods: Further Simulation Results", International Symposium on Forecasting (Spring - 2002)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Mukhopadhyay A. "R&D and Gibrat's Law: Evidence from the US Data", International Atlantic Economics Association Conference (Fall - 2001)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "On the Degree of Capital Mobility in Most Industrialized Countries", International Conference of Academy of Business Administration (Summer - 2001)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh. "Trade Openness and Factor Accumulation: Evidence from OECD Countries", Statistics Canada Economics Conference (Spring - 2001)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkali Samad, Dar A.. "On the Impact of Monetary Policy: A Time Series Analysis", Pennsylvania Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2001)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkali Samad. "On Interest Rates, Capital Accumulation, Saving and Economic Growth: A Time Series Analysis", International Conference on Forecasting (Spring - 2000)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "Government Spending, Factor Accumulation and Growth", Pennsylvania Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2000)
Amirkhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "Government and Economic Growth in Most Industrialized Countries: Some Further Results", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (Fall - 1999)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Aggregate Fiscal Policy Variables on Economic Growth", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Spring - 1999)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalikali with. "On the Efficiency of Predicitions from the Regression with Nonspherical disturbances", International Conference on Forecasting (Spring - 1999)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh. "On Differences in Economic Growth Rates: A Time Series Cross-Section Study", Canadian Economics Association (Spring - 1998)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Harvey with. "On Travel Behavior Using Cross-Country", The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences Conference (Winter - 1998)
AmirKhalkali Saleh, AmirKhalkali with, AmirKhalkhali Saleh. "Forecasting Personal Consumption Expenditures", International Conference on Forecasting (Spring - 1998)

Conference Proceedings

AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "The Saving-Investment Relationship and Government Spending in G7 Countries", Pennsylvania Economics Association (PEA) Proceedings (2007 - 2013)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S. "On the Estimating Panel Data Regression Models: Some Simulation Results ", European Applied Business Research Proceedings (2013 - 2013)
AmirKhalkhali S., AmirKhalkhali S. "Estimating Panel Data Regression Models: Some Simulation Results", European Applied Business Research Proceedings (2013 - 2013)
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "Impact of Regulation on Economic Growth", European Applied Business Research Proceedings (2011 - 2011)
AmirKhalkhali S., Mukhopadhyay A. "Profit-Growth Nexus and Technological Environment: An Empirical Investigation", The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Proceedings (2011 - 2011)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali S.. "On the Relative Performance of Single Equation Estimators in Models with Small Samples and Non-Normal Errors", European Applied Business Research Proceedings (2010 - 2010)
AmirKhalkhali S, Mukhopadhyay A. "Impact of Profitability Performance on Firm Size-Growth Relationship", European Applied Business Research Proceedings (2010 - 2010)
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "Intertemporal Budget Constraint and Country Size in OECD Countries", International Policy Modeling Proceedings (2009 - 2009)
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "On the Impact of Government Size on Saving-Investment-Current Account Dynamics: An Empirical Study of OECD Countries", International Business and Economics Research Proceedings (2008 - 2008)
AmirKhalkhali S., AmirKhalkhali S. "On the Use of Least Squares in Estimating a Structural Equation with Insufficient Observations and Non-Normal Errors", Proceedings of European Applied Business and Economics Research (2008 - 2008)
AmirKhalkhali S., Mukhopadhyay A. "On the Relationship between Firm Size and Firm Growth: Some Canadian Results", Pennsylvania Economics Association (PEA) Proceedings (2008 - 2008)
AmirKhalkhali S., AmirKhalkhali S., Ogwang T. "On Estimating Macroeconomic Models: Ridge-Type Estimators vs. Principal Components Methods", International Business and Economics Research Proceedings (2007 - 2007)
AmirKhalkhali S., Dar A. "The Complementarities between Trade in Goods and Capital Flows: An Empirical Study of G7 Countries", Proceedings of European Applied Business Research Conference (2006 - 2006)
AmirKhalkhali S, AmirKhalkhali S. "On the Efficiency of Quasi-Maximum Likelihood Method in Regression with Autocorrelated Disturbances", Proceedings of International Business and Economics Research Conference (2005 - 2005)
AmirKhalkhali Saleh, Dar A. "Government Spending, Factor Accumulation and Growth", Pennsylvania Economics Association (PEA) Proceedings (2001 - 2001)

Service: Institutional Committees

University Review Committee (Panel of Full Professors), 2013/03 - None (Member)
University Appointment Committee, 2007/03 - 2012/03 (Member)
Nominating Committee – Chairperson of Department of Finance, Management Science and Information System, 2006/03 - 2007/03 (Member)
Nominating Committee – Associate Dean, Faculty of Commerce, 2006/03 - 2007/03 (Member)
University Review Committee (Panel of Full Professors), 2005/03 - 2007/03 (Member)
Search Committee, 2004/03 - 2005/03 (Chair)
Curriculum Committee, Department of Economics, 1992/03 - None (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Reviewer, Journal of Economic Modeling, Penn Economic Review, and Southern Economic Journal 1983/03 - Present
Reviewer, Various international, national and regional conferences 1983/03 - Present
Chair (Conference), Various international, national and regional conferences 1983/03 - Present
Paper Discussant, Various international, national and regional conferences 1983/03 - Present