Bahar Ghezelayagh

Bahar Ghezelayagh


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Personal profile


Bahar is an Associate Professor in Financial Economics. 

Bahar’s research is in time series analyses, and applied econometrics more generally. Currently she is working on co-movements in the energy markets, as well as whether climate policies in the UK have an impact on firms' efficiency and productivity.

Bahar is currently supervising Mr Haibo Zhang with Professor Corrado Di Maria.

Bahar has undertaken consultancy works during her time at UEA too. She carried out an Economic Impact Assessment for the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association following the Royal Norfolk Show in June 2018. A team of students from School of Economics worked for this project as Research Assisstants. The project was a finalist at the Innovation & Impact Awards 2020 in the Consultancy Project of the Year category. 

Teaching Interests

Bahar is currently co-teaching Applied Econometrics (PGT) with Dr Georgios Papadopoulos. This is one of the core modules for the master students (Academic and Professional). This module is divided into two parts: 1) Time series methods (including ARIMA modelling, stationarity testing, ARCH/GARCH models, Volatility Spillover, VARs , Cointegration and VECMs) 2) Microeconometrics (including panel data methods, and models for binary response variables). Stata is used extensively. I have recently started producing some screencasts for students. Here is a sample:

Bahar also teaches introductory mathematics to first-year students who have not done A-level in mathemaics.

If you would like to have more information regarding either of these modules, please email Bahar.

Administrative Posts

Bahar is currently the Director of Undergraduate Admissions in the School of Economics.

She was previously the Gender Equality Director and the Senior Advisor of the School, and she successfully submitted the School’s application for the Athena SWAN Bronze award in April 2017. The School was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in October 2017. The School of Economics at UEA is very proud to be one of the very few Economics Department in the UK to hold this award.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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