Staff profile

Dr Ghulam Mustafa

Lecturer in Economics

Ghulam Mustafa


Economics and Finance


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am an applied economist with experience in economic growth modelling and labour economics, predominantly working with secondary data. I have extensive teaching experience, gained from teaching a range of subjects in Economics and Quantitative Skills at Queen Mary University of London, Middlesex University, London and prestigious universities in Pakistan. I am also affiliated with Queen Mary University of London as a Visiting Research Fellow. I have disseminated my research output at a number of conferences in England, Scotland and the USA.

Teaching responsibilities

I lead and teach a module in Econometrics, which is about understanding empirical research and how we can use applied econometric techniques to understand economic issues.  I also lead on quantitative skills for business module, which is about the ability to use spreadsheets for quantitative analysis, and the skills to interpret and communicate the results of data analysis. These modules contribute to key skills development for employability of our graduates. Also, I lead on the corporate governance module, which looks at the framework of rules underpinning the relationships between corporations, their stakeholders, the government and the society at large. I have been responsible for teaching the following modules: 

Professional interests

The Enterprise Evaluation and Applied Economics Cluster Seminar Series

I have the responsibility to organise seminar series for the Enterprise Evaluation and Applied Economics Cluster since 2018. Our research seminars showcase the research being undertaken by the Cluster, as part of the Centre for Business Improvement. The series brings together prominent economists, staff and PhD students to present their work in the field.


Economic Modelling, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Economies, Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Empirical Economic Review, The Forman Journal of Economic Studies

Research projects:

URSS (Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme)   

Determinants of innovation in SMEs: An empirical analysis of the East Midlands

Research interests


Recent conferences

Recent publications

Lenkei, B., Mustafa, G. and Vecchi, M. (2018) “Growth in emerging economies: Is there a role for education?” Economic Modelling ISSN 0264-9993:

Mustafa, G., Rizov, M. and Kernohan, D. (2017) “Growth, human development, and trade: The Asian experience” Economic Modelling, 61: 93 -101.

Mustafa, G. and Jamil, M. (2018) “Testing Governance-Productivity Nexus for Emerging Asian Countries,” Lahore Journal of Economics, 23-1.

Working papers:

Apergis, N., Mustafa, G. and Khan, M. (2020). Governance thresholds and human capital–growth nexus

Apergis, N., Mustafa, G. and Dastidar, S.G. (2020). The impact of fracking activities on housing prices: the role of health indicators across Oklahoma’s counties

Apergis, E., Apergis, N. and Mustafa, G. (2020). Financial uncertainty and occupational choice

Apergis, N., Dastidar, S.G. and Mustafa, G. (2020). The role of fracking drilling activities for public health: New evidence across Oklahoma counties