Dr. Ahmed Kamara

Ahmed Kamara

Assistant Professor of Economics

Office: OCNR 

Phone: (361) 825-5802
Email: Ahmed.Kamara@tamucc.edu 

Education

PhD. Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, 2017
Economics, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA, 2010
Agricultural Economics and Ext., University for Development Studies, Ghana, 2003

 

Joined the faculty in 2018

  • Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Fiscal Policy, Open Economy Macroeconomics.
  • Teaching Interests: Macroeconomics, Money and Banking/Finance, Monetary Theory, International Economics.

Biography 

Dr. Kamara joined the faculty of the College of Business at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) in the Fall of 2018. Before coming to TAMU-CC, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts - Boston. Dr. Kamara received his PhD in Economics from Texas Tech University, an MA in Economics from Georgia State University and a BS in Agricultural Economics from the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Ghana. In his research, he uses both conventional and unconventional methods in fiscal and monetary policy analysis. Issues of topical interest to him include the role of financial frictions in the economy, the economic implications of nominal GDP targeting, especially from the point of view of fiscal policy, and the impact of structural factors such as the size of the informal sector, variations in the savings rate and differences in household characteristics including skills and labor productivity. Originally from Ghana, he worked in both government and the private sector before relocating to the United States.

Selected Publications

  • Credit Constraints and the Government Spending Multiplier (with Salem Abo-Zaid). Under Review
  • Government Spending Effects in the Presence of the Informal Sector. Under Review
  • A Fiscal Perspective of Nominal GDP Targeting (with Salem Abo-Zaid and Huiying Chen). Under Review
  • On the Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy in the Presence of Supply-Side Effects (with Salem Abo-Zaid). Under Review
  • On Optimal Taxation in the Presence of "Non-Capitatlist" Households.

 

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