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Nazirul has a doctorate in Econometrics from Monash University. His thesis, Startup Innovation and Growth: Resource Constraints and The Mediating Role of Dynamic Capabilities, covers strategic management, startup ecosystem, and innovation.

His current research interests are in data and innovation and their intersections with other areas. These include entrepreneurship, algorithms, democracy, neurocinema, heritage arts and culture, energy, healthcare, Islamic finance, and monetary policy.

His work has been presented at the International Statistical Institute Regional Statistics Conferences (ISI-RSC) and the World Statistics Congress (ISI-WSC).

He was part of the Academic Committee for the 2019 World Statistics Congress and the Malaysian Knowledge Economy (MyKE III) project under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) (now the Ministry of Economy).

He is a member of the Econometric Society and the International Statistical Institute (ISI).


Research interests

  • Econometrics
  • Big Data and Democracy
  • Monetary Policy
  • Startup Ecosystem
  • Heritage Arts and Culture
  • Climate Change
  • Neurocinema

Monash teaching commitment

  • ETW 2510 Introduction to Econometrics

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research area keywords

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Algorithms
  • Democracy
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Innovation
  • Startup Ecosystem