Staff profile

Dr Ghulam Mustafa

Lecturer in Economics

Ghulam Mustafa


Economics and Finance


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Economics 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 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 on current debates in applied economic theory, which is about knowledge of economic history and how we can use economic theory and applied economic skills to understand contemporary economic issues.

I also teach on applied intermediate macroeconomics, international business economics and strategy, quantitative skills for business, introductory mathematics for economics and market analysis.

Research interests

My main research interests include issues in macroeconomics, international economics, labour economics and international finance. Currently my research focuses on the role of institutions in mediating the relationship between human capital and economic growth. Furthermore, I am working on disentangling the role of tariffs on exporting firms' productivity.


PhD in Economics, Middlesex University in London

MSc in Research Methods for Business and Management, Middlesex University in London

MSc in Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan

Recent conferences

2017, Governance thresholds and human capital–growth nexus, The Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE) 2017 conference, New York, USA.

2013, Human capital, governance and productivity in Asian economies, GPEN–CGR Annual Conference, Queen Mary University, London, UK.

2013, The role of human capital accumulation in Productivity of Asian economies, Scottish Economic Society Conference, Perth Scotland. 

2011, Openness, economic growth, and human development: Evidence from South Asia, Economic and Social Data Services, International Annual Conference London, UK.

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.

Jamil, M., Mustafa, G. and Ilyas, M. (2018) “Impact of school infrastructure and pedagogical materials on its academic performance: Evidence from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” FWU Journal of Social Sciences.