Tahira Yasmin, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Al Ain Campus

+971 3 7024819

tahira.yasmin@aau.ac.ae

Education

Ph.D. Business Management, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia.

MBA, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia.

MSC, Economics, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

Bachelor of Economics, Punjab University, Lahore.

Research Interests

Economic Development Policies; Energy Consumption and Sustainable Development; Electricity Tariff and Impact Analysis; Input-output Analysis

Selected Publications

  • Eletter, S., Yasmin, T., El Refae, G.A. (2019). Marketing Intelligence in the Era of Big Data.TEM Journal, 8(3), 938-944.
  • Bekhet, H.A., Matar, A., Yasmin, T. (2017).  Exploring the relationship between CO2 emissions, energy consumption and economic growth in GCC countries : Econometric Analysis. 70, 117-132.
  • Bekhet, H. A., Yasmin, T., Al-Smadi, R. W. (2017). Dynamic Linkages among Energy, CO2 Emissions, Economic growth and Financial Development Patterns in Malaysia: Time Series Approach. Int. J. Economics and Business Research, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 493-523.
  • Bekhet, H. A., Yasmin, T. (2017). Investigating source change of economic development in Malaysia: total input cost approach. Int. J. Economics and Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 214-236.
  • Bekhet, H.A., Abdullah, T.A.R.T., Yasmin, T. (2016). Measuring Output Multipliers of Energy Consumption and Manufacturing Sectors in Malaysia during the Global Financial Crisis. Procedia Economics and Finance35, 179–188.
  • Bekhet, H.A., Yasmin, T. (2015). Modeling the Structural Changes Sources of the Malaysian Economy: I-O Model, Int. J. Economics and Business Research, Vol. 10, No. 2. 125-147.
  • Bekhet, H.A.,  Yasmin, T. (2014). Evaluation of Global Financial Crisis Effects on Exports and Energy Consumption Patterns in Malaysia: An Input–Output Analysis. International Economics 140, 49-70.
  • Bekhet, H.A., Yasmin, T. (2013). Disclosing the relationship among CO2 Emissions, Energy Consumption, Economic Growth and Bilateral Trade between Singapore and Malaysia: An Econometric Analysis, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Business Sciences, 7(9), 1-13.
  •  Bekhet, H.A., Yasmin, T. (2016). Rapid Economic Growth and Natural Gas Consumption Nexus: Looking forward from Perspective of 11th Malaysian Plan. ICARET, Bangi.
  • Bekhet, H.A., Yasmin, T., Ghazali, F.R. (2016). Examining the Natural gas Price Determinants in Malaysian Economy. Inetrnational Symposium & Exhibition on Business and Accounting, COBA.. Malaysia.

Teaching Courses

Principles of  Micro Economics, Principles of Macro Economics,  Knowledge Management, Managerial Economics.

Memberships

Review of Energy Exploration & Exploitation 

International Input-output Association

International Business Review

 

Article

Marketing Intelligence in the Era of Big Data

Published in: Technology Education Management Informatics

Aug 28, 2019

/ Shorouq Eletter / Tahira Yasmin / Ghaleb El Refae

Telemarketing is a cost-effective instrument that offers products or services to customers through two-way and one-to-one communications over the phone. This research will use a real data collected from a Portuguese retail bank dataset during (May/ 2008 to June/ 2013) period, in order to sell long term deposits. The dataset comprises a total of 20 variables in a total of 41188 telephone contacts, and a binary (“yes” or “no”) response variable that describes whether or not the customer will purchase the long-term deposit. Logistic regression and Naïve base models are built for benchmarking. Based on the results, the predictive performance of the multilayer perceptron artificial neural networks is better than the other models.


Article

Investigating source change of economic development in Malaysia: total input cost approach

Published in: Int. J. Economics and Business Research

Oct 18, 2017

Hussain Ali Bekhet / Tahira Yasmin

The paper examines compositional structure changes in the Malaysian economy, over 1980–2015, when nine plans were implemented and five I-O tables were published by Department of Statistics Malaysia. Input side is utilised to evaluate changes in economic efficiency. The study focuses on changes in economic structure with different levels of development over time. As results indicate, the source of economic development in the Malaysian economy is final demand for 1983–1987, 1991–2000, 2000–2005 and 2005–2010 periods and for the whole period of the study. A rise in efficiency over time for the 1983–1987, 1987–1991 and 1991–2000 periods was revealed. Furthermore, the efficiency degree between the above sub periods increased over time but remains weak over the study period. There is also vital change in value added structure in recent years. The economy has not moved fast enough forward, and is not geared by the type of exports that sustains a dynamic industrial development. Overall, there is need of implementation of various effective policies regarding R&D, innovation and human capital to meet future challenges.


Article

Dynamic Linkages among Energy, CO2 Emissions, Economic growth and Financial Development Patterns in Malaysia: Time Series Approach

Published in: Int. J. Economics and Business Research

Jun 07, 2017

Hussain Ali Bekhet / Tahira Yasmin Raed Walid Al-Smadi

The aim of this research is to examine the dynamic relationship among financial development, economic growth, energy consumption, CO2 emissions and gross fixed capital formation in Malaysia. Time series data for the period 1970 to 2013, the ARDL model and multivariate Granger causality tests are used to determine the dynamic interrelationship among the study variables. The overall results show: 1) that all the variables are co-integrated during the study period; 2) a long- and short-run relationship existed between energy consumption and economic growth; 3) a long-run unidirectional Granger causality among the study variables is found; 4) there is a bidirectional causality running from economic growth to energy consumption and CO2 emission in the short run. It concludes that, with financial development and economic growth, effective energy policies need to cut the emissions level. The present study may guide the policymakers in formulating proper energy planning in Malaysia to attain future environmental targets while enhancing the financial perspective.


Article

Exploring the relationship between CO2 emissions, energy consumption and economic growth in GCC countries : Econometric Analysis

Published in: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Apr 01, 2017

Hussain Ali Bekhet / Tahira Yasmin Ali Matar

This study investigates the dynamic causal relationships among carbon emissions, financial development, economic growth, and energy consumption for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from 1980 through 2011. Annual time series data and an autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) model are used. The main contribution of this paper is that it has investigated the causes of carbon emissions by taking into account the role of financial development and economic growth in GCC countries. The results suggest long-run and causal relationships among carbon emissions, financial development, gross domestic product (GDP), and energy use in all GCC countries except United Arab Emirates (UAE). Moreover, there is long-run unidirectional causality running from carbon emissions to energy use in the case of Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar. Furthermore, a one-way causal relationship from financial development to carbon emissions in the context of UAE, Oman, and Kuwait is found. The evidence suggests that financial systems should take into account environmental aspects in their current operations in these countries. The results of this study may be of great importance for policy and decision makers in developing energy policies for GCC countries that contribute to curbing carbon emissions while preserving economic growth.


Conference Paper

Rapid Economic Growth and Natural Gas Consumption Nexus: Looking forward from Perspective of 11th Malaysian Plan

Published in: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Nov 18, 2016

Hussain Ali Bekhet / Tahira Yasmin

The present study investigates the relationship between economic growth and energy consumption by incorporating CO2 emissions, natural gas consumption and population in Malaysia. Annual data and F-bound test and granger causality have applied to test the existence of long run relationship between the series. The results show that variables are cointegrated for long run relationship. The results also indicate that natural gas consumption is an important contributing factor to energy demand and hence economic growth in case of Malaysia. The causality analysis highlights that the feedback hypothesis exists between economic growth and energy consumption. While, conservative hypothesis is validated between natural gas consumption and economic growth which implies that economic growth will push natural gas consumption policies in future. This study opens up new direction for policy makers to formulate a comprehensive natural gas policy to sustain environment for long span of time in case to achieve 11th MP targets.


Article

Measuring Output Multipliers of Energy Consumption and Manufacturing Sectors in Malaysia during the Global Financial Crisis

Published in: Procedia Economics and Finance

Nov 10, 2016

Hussain Ali bekhet Tuan Ab Rashid Tuan Abdullah / Tahira Yasmin

The strong relationship between energy consumption and economic growth is widely recognized. Most countries’ energy demand declined during the economic depression known as the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008–2009. The objective of the current study is to investigate the energy consumption and performance of Malaysia's manufacturing sectors during the GFC. We applied the output multiplier approach, which is based on the input-output model. Two input-output tables of Malaysia covering 2005 and 2010 were used. The results indicate significant changes in the output multipliers of the manufacturing sectors between 2005 and 2010. Moreover, the energy-to-manufacturing sectors’ output multipliers also decreased during the GFC due to a decline in export-oriented industries during the crisis. The increasing importance of the manufacturing sector to the development of Malaysian trade resulted in a noticeable decrease in the consumption of each energy sector's output, especially the electricity and gas sector. Based on the research findings, it is very important to have proper planning in manufacturing sector to reduce high import dependence, shortages of skilled labor, lack of competitiveness and limited indigenous technological capabilities.


Article

Modeling the Structural Changes Sources of the Malaysian Economy: I-O Model

Published in: Int. J. Economics and Business Research

Oct 15, 2015

Hussain Ali Bekhet / Tahira Yasmin

The study explores the structural change in intermediate demand and total output for Malaysia economy through the changes in the input coefficient and Leontief inverse matrices for the period 1980 to 2013. Decomposition structural method was utilised to focus on changes in the economic structure with different levels of development over time. The economic structure is decomposed into three initial components (technology, intermediate and total output). The results show a rather remarkable degree of commonality in the patterns of growth processes, with more significant deviations between sectors compared to tables. Nevertheless, most changes within the sectors, and the Malaysian I-O table as a whole, seem to result from changes in the level of the efficiency. Technical relationship seems to have remained relatively unchanged. It seems that the economy has not moved fast enough forward, and does not seem to be oriented by, the type of exports that may sustain a dynamic industrial development, based on external markets.


Article

Evaluation of Global Financial Crisis Effects on Exports and Energy Consumption Patterns in Malaysia: An Input–Output Analysis

Published in: International Economics

Oct 02, 2014

Hussain Ali Bekhet / Tahira Yasmin

During the last three decades, dependence on foreign trade has increased sharply in Malaysia, causing the Malaysian economy to become increasingly export-oriented. The global financial crisis (GFC) affected Malaysia׳s economic growth tremendously in the fourth quarter of 2008, and policy makers subsequently adopted effective measures to avoid future crises. The government unveiled two stimulus packages; the first—totalling RM7 billion (US$1.9 billion), accounting for 1.04% of the GDP—was launched in November 2008 while the second—totalling RM60 billion (US$16.2 billion), or 9% of the GDP—was launched in March 2009. The objectives of this paper are to (1) discuss the influence of the GFC on Malaysia׳s trade and energy consumption and (2) analyse the effect of the Malaysian government׳s stimulus plans for economic revival using an input–output model. The results indicate that the drop in exports caused by the GFC led to a 13% decrease in GDP and a 16% reduction in energy consumption. The stimulus packages led to 1.83% and 4.64% increases in economic growth and energy consumption, respectively.


Conference Paper

Exploring EKC, trends of growth patterns and air pollutants concentration level in Malaysia: A Nemerow Index Approach

Published in: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Nov 14, 2013

Hussain Ali Bekhet / Tahira Yasmin

The present study examines an Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis by analyzing annual data of air pollutants concentartion and per capita GDP as economic indicator over the (1996-2010) period in Malaysia. Nemerow Index Approach (I) used to generate a measures of air pollution.The results show that ambient air quality indicators supports the EKC hypothesis which stated that pollution levels increase as a country develops, but begin to decrease as rising incomes pass beyond a turning point. Also, the I result is justifying that most pollutants are showing value less than 1.