Personal profile


Dr Nazirul Hazim A Khalim holds a Doctorate in Econometrics from Monash University, where he wrote a thesis titled "Startup Innovation and Growth: Resource Constraints and The Mediating Role of Dynamic Capabilities." His doctorate work explores the domains of strategic management, innovation, and startup ecosystems.

Presently, Dr Nazirul is committed to interdisciplinary research that bridges data with innovation and society. His research portfolio covers an expansive set of subjects, including but not limited to entrepreneurship, algorithmic governance, democratic institutions, neurocinematics, cultural heritage, energy policy, Islamic finance, and monetary economics.

Dr Nazirul's work has been presented at international conferences of high repute, including the International Statistical Institute Regional Statistics Conferences (ISI-RSC), the World Statistics Congress (ISI-WSC), the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS), the Malaysian Statistics Conferences (MyStats). Upcoming conferences are the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM).

He has also been a significant contributor to academic organisations, serving on the Academic Committee for the 2019 World Statistics Congress and participating in the Malaysian Knowledge Economy (MyKE III) initiative, commissioned by the former Economic Planning Unit, now known as the Ministry of Economy.

In addition to research, Dr Nazirul has exhibited a keen interest in academic outreach and societal impact. He recently organised the Data and Democracy Seminar, the P. Ramlee 50-Year Tribute Exhibition, P. Ramlee Orchestra Concert, P. Ramlee Research Symposium, the Cosmopolitan Arts of Nusantara Southeast Asia Exhibition, the Nusantara Music Talk and Forum for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Week, and the World Humanitarian Day Speaker's Corner Competition. Upcoming events under his lead are the Data and Democracy and Geopolitical Security Forum, an interdisciplinary regional stakeholders summit, and the Nusantara Heritage Arts Seminar and Workshop Series with Habib's HARTA Gallery & Museum and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM).

Dr Nazirul is a PRME Champion for Education at the School of Business and coordinates the 3ZERO Clubs at Monash University Malaysia. He is also the ambassador for eiHub, an entrepreneurship incubator at the School of Business. He also maintains active memberships in the Econometric Society as well as 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

  • ETW1001 Introduction to Business Analytics
  • ETW2510 Introduction to Econometrics
  • ETW3420 Forecasting Theory and Practice
  • ETW3483 Applied Analytics
  • BEW3110 Work Experience Program

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

Education/Academic qualification

Econometrics, Doctor of Philosophy, Startup Innovation and Growth: Resource Constraints and The Mediating Role of Dynamic Capabilities, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 16 Feb 2023

Research area keywords

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