Dr. Abdullah Khan

Dr. Khan is an experienced economist and educator with passion for innovation in teaching, research, and service. He is particularly passionate in finding innovative ways to reach out to students with diverse learning styles concurrently and effectively.


Dr. Khan traveled extensively in the USA, Europe, South Asia, South East Asia, and the Caribbean. His work experience gained at the United Nations’ headquarters reinforced his vision of sustainable global economic development by blending global thoughts with local level entrepreneurial actions.

As an educator he always thrives to connect textbook theories with practical applications. This infusion of “real life” into his classroom teaching flows naturally and seamlessly as he draws from his previous work experience gained from serving as an educator and as a manager at various public and private for-profit and not- for-profit organizations. During holiday seasons, he enjoys long drives and taking hiking trips on the wooded trails at various local, state and national parks.


Ph.D., Economics

Georgia State University

Dissertation title: ‘Trends in Industrial Agglomeration: The Case of U.S. Manufacturing Industries, 1988-2003’

Master of Arts, Economics

Georgia State University

Master of Business Administration

Western Kentucky University

Bachelor of Social Science (major in Economics)

University of Dhaka

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Post graduate training in Conflict Resolution

Pennsylvania State University

Post Graduate Certificate Training in Economic Development Planning

Institute of Social Studies,

The Hague, Netherlands

Training on "The Art and  Practice of Leadership", 

Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Industrial Organization,
  • Public Economics,
  • Determinants of economic growth and development
  • Economics of Innovation,
  • Applied Microeconomics and Applied Macroeconomics
  • Win-win strategies for international business in emerging market countries
  • Entrepreneurship and microfinance
  • Organizational conflict resolution and communication strategies

Activities and Honors

  • Member, American Economic Association
  • Member, Southern Economic Association
  • United Nation’s Development Program (UNDP) Fellowship
  • Hubert Humphrey Fellowship
  • Member, Board of Trustees, International Conference of Advancement in Management
  • Received Excellence in Teaching Award in 2019 

Recent Publications

 Khan, Abdullah (2023). Using SAS In Generating Multi-Jurisdictional Reports for U.S. Retail Industries’ Employment Trend, South East SAS User Group Conference 2023,

(Download link from SSRN:  https://ssrn.com/abstract=4623512 

Khan, A. (2023). Employment Trends and Relative Influence of U.S. Retail Subsector Employments on GDP. Archives of Business Research11(8), 189–205. https://doi.org/10.14738/abr.118.15343

Khan, A. (2023). Influence of Residential Internet Access and Patented Innovation on U.S. Non-store Retail Industries’ Employment, Advances in Social Research Journal, 10(8):107-124.


 (Download link from SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4540393 )

Ridley, D., Llaugel, F., Daniels, I., & Khan, A.  (2022). Study on Linear Programming in Risk Management. In X. Wang (Ed.), Novel Research Aspects in Mathematical and Computer Science(Vol. 1: 151–161). B.P. International. https://doi.org/10.9734/bpi/nramcs/v1/15923D

Ridley, D., Llaugel, F., Daniels, I., & Khan, A. (2021). Randomized Objective Function Linear Programming in Risk Management. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 9(3), 391-402.  

(Full text download link) 

Ridley, D. and Khan, A. (2020) Randomized Constraint Limit Linear Programming in Risk Management. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 8, 2691-2702. (Full text download link) 

Ridley, D., & Khan, A. (2019). Decoupling Entrepreneurship Capital from Capital Stock. Bulletin of Political Economy, 13(1), 77–86. (full text download link from SSRN)

Khan, A M. (2017). Macroeconomic Determinants of Economic Growth: A Cross-Cohort Study of Anglophone, Francophone and Hispanophone Countries (July 1, 2017). Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 29, No 2, Fall 2017. (Full text downloadable link:  https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101767 ).

Khan, A. M. (2017). Trends in Innovation Activities in Manufacturing Industries Across Development Echelons. International Journal of Business and Social Research, 07(06), 13-40. (Full text downloadable link:  https://ssrn.com/abstract=3006430 ).

Khan, A. (2014). Impact of Employment Agglomeration on Patented Innovation in U.S. Manufacturing Industries from 1986 to 2008. International Journal of Business and Social Research, 4(10), 25-42. (Full text downloadable link: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2522776

Khan, A. (2012). Impact of Globalization on Productivity of U.S. Manufacturing Labor: 1988-2003. International Journal of Business and Social Research2(5), 203-218 (Full text download link: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2161887 )

Khan, A., and Roy, P. (2011). Globalization and the Determinants of Innovation in BRICS versus OECD Economies: A Macroeconomic Study. Journal of Emerging Knowledge in Emerging Markets, 3, 29-45 (full text downloadable link: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1037&context=jekem )

Khan, A., Roy, A., and Veliyath, R. (2011). Globalization and International R&D Flows into Emerging Markets: Nomothetic Evidence. Journal of Emerging Knowledge in Emerging Markets, 3, 118-140. (Full text downloadable link: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1042&context=jekem )

Khan, A. and Rider, M. (2010). The Impact of Globalization on Agglomeration: The Case of U.S. Manufacturing Employment from 1988 to 2003, Working paper no. 10-07, Georgia State University. (full text download link http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1670211 )

Khan, A. and Sjoquist, D. (2006), Adequate Funding of Education in Georgia: What Does It Mean, What Might It Cost, How Could It Be Implemented?, Fiscal Research Center Report no. 129, Georgia State University (published in May, 2006) (full text downloadable link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1682958 )


Abdullah Kahn
Dr. Abdullah Khan
Associate Professor of Economics
  • School of Business
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