Atul Dar

Chair of Economics
Sobey School of Business
Economics

Faculty Member Information

Interests

Trade and inequality Immigrants in Canadian labour markets The determinants of economic growth Capital mobility, current accounts and saving-investment dynamics.

Education

Ph.D., Economics, McMaster University, 1981
M.A., Economics, McMaster University, 1975
M.A., Economics, Delhi University, 1973
B.A., Economics, Delhi University, 1971

Academic Work Experience

2003 - 2007, Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University
1995 - Present, Full Professor, Department of Economics , Saint Mary's University
1987 - 1995, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Mary's University
1981 - 1986, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Mary's University
1980 - 1980, Instructor, Department of Economics, Brock University
1974 - 1981, Instructor & Tutor, Department of Economics, McMaster University
1973 - 1974, Lecturer in Economics , Delhi University

Non-Academic Work Experience

1985 - 1986, Economist, North American Business Conditions, Economics Department, The Royal Bank of Canada

Honours

Recipient of the Full Time Faculty of the Year Student Choice Award Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University - 2005

Scholarly Contributions

Book Chapters

Dar A., Amaratunga C., Sharif N.. (2002). "Ethnicity, Income and Access to Health Care", Race, Ethnicity and Women's Health
Dar A., Sharif N.. (2000). "The Economic Well-Being of the Elderly: An Empirical Study of South Asian Immigrants", South Asia Between Turmoil and Hope, 207-222

Journal Articles

Aydede Hazim, Dar Atul. "Is the lower return to immigrants' foreign schooling a postarrival problem in Canada?", IZA Journal of Migration 6:9 (Winter - 2017), 1-25
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali Saleh. "Fiscal Policy, Total Factor Productivity and Economic Growth in Advanced Economies ", Applied Econometrics and International Development 17-2 (Summer - 2017), 1-17
Aydede Yigit, Dar Atul. "The cost of immigrants' occupational mismatch and the effectiveness of post arrival policies in Canada", IZA Journal of Migration 5:1 (Spring - 2016), 1-23
AmirKhalkhali Sal, Dar Atul. "On the Growth Process of Firms: Does Size Matter?", Journal of Business and Economics Research 14:3 (Summer - 2015), 477-484
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "On The Impact of Public Debt on Economic Growth in 23 Countries, 1996- 2007", Applied Econometrics and International Development 14:1 (Spring - 2014), 21-30
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "On the Effectiveness of Quality Regulation: Some Empirical Results", The Business & Management Review 2:2 (Spring - 2012), 53-59
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "Explaining Inter-Country Differences in Economic Growth Rates of OECD Countries for 1996-2008: Does Regulatory Quality Matter?", Applied Econometrics and International Development 12:2 (Spring - 2012), 41-50
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "On the Relation between Regulation and Economic Growth", International Business & Economics Research Journal 11:2 (Spring - 2012), 147-152
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "On the Impact of Openness and Regulatory Quality on Saving- Investment Dynamics in Emerging Economies", Applied Econometrics and International Development 11:2 (Spring - 2011), 21-28
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "Government Size and the International Mobility of Capital", International Business and Economics Research Journal 9:9 (Spring - 2010), 23-28
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "Trade Openness and Saving-Investment Correlations ", Journal of Econometrics and International Development 24:1 (Spring - 2007), 120-127
Dar Atul. "Estimating Worker Information Gaps From a Stochastic Frontier: A Study of Canadian Labour Markets", International Business & Economics Research Journal 6:12 (Spring - 2007), 91-98
Sharif Najma, Dar Atul. "An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Imperfect Information on Wages in Canada", Review of Applied Economics 3:1-2 (Spring - 2007), 137-155
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali Saleh. "Government Size, Factor Accumulation and Economic Growth: Evidence from OECD Countries", Journal of Policy Modeling 24:7-8 (Spring - 2002), 679 692
AmirKhalkhali Sal, Dar Atul. "Government Policy, Total Factor Productivity and Growth", Penn Economic Review Vol.9, No.2 (Winter - 2000), 13-22
Dar A., Amirkhalkhali S.. "On the Impact of Government Size on Economic Growth", Development Policy Review 17:1 (Spring - 1999), 65-76
Dar A., AmirKhalkhali S.. "Government and Economic Growth in Most Industrialized Countries: Some Further Results", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers 28 (Spring - 1999), 66-71

Presentation

Aydede Yigit, Dar Atul. "Asymmetric Information and the Immigrant Wage Gap in Canada ", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Summer - 2017)
AmirKhalkhali Sal, Dar Atul. "On the Persistence of Slow Growth in OECD Economies ", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Summer - 2017)
AmirKhalkhali Sal, Dar Atul. "On the Impact of Public Debt on Capital Mobility: A Time Series Cross-Section Study ", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Summer - 2016)
Aydede Yigit, Dar Atul. "Is the Lower Return to Immigrants’ Foreign Qualifications a Post-arrival Problem In Canada? ", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Summer - 2016)
Aydede Yigit, Dar Atul. "The Cost of Immigrants’ Occupational Mismatch in Canada ", Third Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics (Summer - 2016)
Aydede Yigit, Dar Atul. "Workforce Underutilization and the Development of a Vertical Mismatch in Canada", First World Congress of Comparative Economics (Summer - 2015)
Aydede Yigit, Dar Atul. "How Big is It? The Cost of Vertical Mismatch in Canadian Labour Markets", Economics of Education Association Conference (Summer - 2015)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali S.. "An Empirical Model of Firm Size and Persistence of Growth", International Business Conference (Spring - 2014)
Dar Atul. "The Impact of Imperfect Information on the Wages of Native-Born and Immigrant Workers: Evidence from the 2006 Canadian Census", Second Economics & Finance Conference (Spring - 2014)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali S.. "On Testing Gibrat’s Law of Proportionate Effect: Some Recent Evidence", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2013)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhlali S.. "On the Macroeconomic Impacts of Public Debt in G7 Countries", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2012)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali S.. "On the Effectiveness of Quality Regulation: Some Empirical Results", Corporate Governance and Business Conference (Spring - 2012)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali S.. "On Explaining the Differences in Economic Growth: Recent OECD Evidence ", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2011)
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "On the Impact of Regulation on Economic Growth in OECD Countries", European Academic Conference (Spring - 2011)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali S.. "On the Impact of Openness and Regulatory Quality on Saving-Investment Dynamics in Emerging Economies", Canadian Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2010)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali S.. "Intertemporal Budget Constraints and Country Size in OECD Countries", International Policy Modeling Conference (Spring - 2009)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali S.. "On Saving-Investment Correlations and Capital Mobility in Emerging Economies", European Applied Business Research Conference (Spring - 2009)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali S.. "On the Impact of Government Size Saving-Investment- Current Account Dynamics: An Empirical Study of OECD Countries", European Applied Business Research Conference (Spring - 2008)
Dar Atul, AmirKhalkhali S.. "The Saving-Investment-Current Account Relationship and Government Size: An Empirical Study of G7 Countries", Penn Economics Association Conference (Spring - 2007)

Conference Proceedings

Dar Atul. "The Impact of Imperfect Information on the Wages of Native-Born and Immigrant Workers: Evidence from the 2006 Canadian Census", International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences: Proceedings of the Economics & Finance Conference (2014 - 2014)
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "The Saving-Investment Relationship and Government Spending in G7 Countries", Pennsylvania Economics Association (PEA) Proceedings (2013 - 2013)
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "Impact of Government Size on Saving-Investment-Current Account Dynamics: An Empirical Study of OECD Countries", International Business and Economics Research Proceedings (2013 - 2013)
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "Intertemporal Budget Constraints and Country Size in OECD Countries ", International Policy Modeling Conference Proceedings (2010 - 2010)
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "On the Impact of Government Size on Saving-Investment-Current Account Dynamics: An Empirical Study of OECD Countries", European Applied Business Research Proceedings (2008 - 2008)
Dar Atul, Amirkhalkhali S.. "The Saving-Investment Relationship and Government Spending in G7 Countries ", Pennsylvania Economics Association (PEA) Proceedings (2007 - 2007)
Dar A., Sharif N.. "The Wage Distributions of Immigrant Women in Canada: An Empirical Study of the Role of Information Gaps", Statistics Canada Economic Conference (2002 - 2002)
Dar A., Amirkhalkhali S.. "On Explaining the Differences in Economic Growth Rates in OECD Countries", Sixth Conference on Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance (2002 - 2002)
Dar A., Sharif N.. "On The Labour Market Experience of South Asian Immigrant Women: Evidence from Canadian Census Data", Canadian Asian Studies Association Conference (2002 - 2002)
Dar A., AmirKhalkhali S.. "Government Spending, Factor Accumulation and Growth", Pennsylvania Economics Association Proceedings (2001 - 2001)
Dar A., Sharif N.. "Socio-Economic Status and Access to Health Care of Immigrant and Native-Born Canadians: Some Empirical Evidence for Atlantic Canada", Workshop Presentation at the 5th Metropolis Conference (2001 - 2001)
Dar A., Sharif N.. "Going Beyond Micro-Credit: Microfinance as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation in Rural India", Canadian Asian Studies Association Meeting of the South Asia Council (2001 - 2001)
Dar A., Amirkhalkhali S.. "Trade Openness and Factor Accumulation: Evidence from OECD Countries", Statistics Canada Economic Conference (2001 - 2001)
Dar A., AmirKhalkhali Saleh, AmirKhalkhali Samad. "On the Impact of Monetary Policy: Some Time Series Results", Pennsylvania Economics Association Conference (2001 - 2001)
Dar A., AmirKhalkhali Samad, AmirKhalkhali Saleh. "On the Degree of Capital Mobility in Most Industrialized Countries: Some Further Results", International Academy of Business Administration Conference (2001 - 2001)
Dar A., Sharif N.. "Income, Institutions and the Gender Dimensions of Educational Attainment: An Empirical Study of Developing Countries in Asia", Canadian Economic Association Conference (2000 - 2000)
Dar A., Amirkhalkhali S.. "Government and Economic Growth in Most Industrialized Countries", Atlantic Canada Economics Association (1999 - 1999)
Dar A., Sharif N.. "The Economic Well-Being of the Elderly: An Empirical Study of South Asian Immigrants", Canadian Asian Studies Association Meeting of the South Asia Council (1999 - 1999)
Dar A., Amirkhalkhali S.. "An Investigation of the Impact of Aggregate Fiscal Policy Variables on Total Factor Productivity and Economic Growth", Canadian Economics Association Conference (1999 - 1999)
Dar A., AmirKhalkhali S.. "On Differences in Economic Growth Rates: A Time-Series Cross Section Study", Canadian Economics Association Conference (1998 - 1999)
Dar A., Sharif N.. "Micro-Credit and Fertility Choices: An Empirical Study of Poor Women in Bangladesh", Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference (1998 - 1998)

Other Publications

Aydede Yigit, Dar Atul. "The Cost of Vertical Mismatch in Canadian Labour Markets: How Big is It?"
CLSRN (Summer - 2015)

Service: Institutional Committees

Master of Applied Economics Committee, 2012/01 - None (Member)
University Appointments Committee, 2008/01 - 2011/01 (Member)
Selection Committee, 2005/01 - None (Chair)
University Review Committee, Panel of Full Professors, 2004/01 - 2007/01 (Member)
Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research Committee, 2002/01 - 2007/01 (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Journal article reviewer, International Institute of Economic and Social Sciences 2016/02 - 2016/03
Editorial Advisory Board , International Institute of Economic and Social Sciences, Prague 2014/03 - Present
Journal article reviewer, Journal of Economic Issues 2014/02 - 2014/04
Participant , Saint Mary's University 2014/01 - 2014/01
Participant, Saint Mary's University 2014/01 - 2014/01
Acting Program Director, Saint Mary's University 2013/01 - 2015/01
Participant in Prosperity Dialogues, Saint Mary's University 2013/01 - 2013/01
Chairperson, Saint Mary's University 2012/01 - 2015/01
Master of Finance Council, Saint Mary's University 2010/01 - Present
Acting Chairperson, Saint Mary's University 2007/01 - 2007/01