Dr. Amir Kia

Faculty Member

Dr. Amir Kia

Biography

Amir Kia has a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Carleton University. In 1984 he joined the Bank of Canada (the central bank) where he held several positions.
From 1999 to 2003, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Emory University where he received the “Five Favorite Faculty Award” and multiple teaching nominations. From 2003 to 2006, he held the position of Visiting Associate Professor at Carleton University where he received the “Teaching Excellence Award” as well as multiple teaching nominations. He is currently Associate Professor at Utah Valley University.

Education

Ph D, Carleton University, 1984

Major: Macro and Micro Policy as well as International Trade and Finance

Teaching

ECON 4100

Analysis of Financial Institutions and Markets, Fall 2021

ECON 3010

Intermediate Microeconomics, Fall 2021

ECON 4960

Senior Seminar Current Economic Issues, Fall 2021

ECON 4100

Analysis of Financial Institutions and Markets, Spring 2021

ECON 4340

Applied Econometrics, Spring 2021

ECON 3010

Intermediate Microeconomics, Spring 2021

ECON 4960

Senior Seminar Current Economic Issues, Spring 2021

Presentations

Kia, Amir , Canadian Economics Association Meetings, "Demand for Money in the United States_ Stability and Forward-Looking ", Canadian Economics Association, Toronto Canada. (May 22, 2020)
Kia, Amir , Canadian Economics Association Meetings, "Direct Impact of Debt, Deficit and Debt Financing on Investment in a Large Country_ Evidence from the United States", Canadian Economics Association, Montreal. (May, 2018)
Sotomayor, Maritza , Kia, Amir (Presenter & Author), Woodbury School of Business Friday Seminar, "Determinants of Inflation in Egypt and Mexico and the Impact of Distance ", Finance and Economics, Orem. (December 1, 2017)
Sotomayor, Maritza , Kia, Amir (Author Only), III Ibero-American Socioeconomics Meeting (III ISEM-SASE), "Determinants of Inflation in Egypt and Mexico and the Impact of Distance ", Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Cartagena, Colombia. (November 17, 2017)
Kia, Amir , Scientific Conference of Microfinance and Sustainable Development, "Monetary Policy Transparency in a Forward-Looking Market_ Evidence from the United States", ECO-ENA (Economics and ECO-Engineering Associate Inc.), Ottawa. (June, 2017)
Kia, Amir , Finance and Economics Conference, "Monetary Policy Transparency in a Forward-Looking Market_ Evidence from the United States ", Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (August 1, 2016)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Kia, Amir , Hamidi, Mohsen , "The Impact of Debt, Deficits and Debt Management on the Rate of Interest in a Small Open Economy_ Evidence from Canada" .
Kia, Amir , (2020) "Direct Impact of Debt, Deficit and Debt Financing on Investment in a Large Country_ Evidence from the United States" (Issue: 2, vol. 6). Eskisehir: World Journal of Applied Economics . doi: 10.22440/wjae.6.2.3
Kia, Amir , "Demand for Money in the United States_ Stability and Forward-Looking Tests" .
Kia, Amir , Jafari, Dr. Mahboubeh , Array, Array , (2020) "Forward-Looking Agents and Inflation in an Oil-Producing Country_ Evidence from Iran" (Issue: August 2020, vol. 69). Elsevier Inc.: Journal of Asian Economics. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S104900782030097X
Kia, Amir , Sotomayor, Maritza , (2020) "Determinants of Inflation in Egypt and Mexico_ Empirical Evidence" (Issue: 1, vol. 22). EBR Kardeljeva pl. 17 SI-1000 Ljubljana: Economics and Business Review. http://ojs.ebrjournal.net/ojs/index.php/ebr/article/view/747
Kia, Amir , (2020) "Positive Interest Rate, Stationary Economy, and Inefficiency" (Issue: First Edition, vol. Book). Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. https://www.igi-global.com/

Awards

Best paper in a Special Issue of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS

The INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS - September 16, 2015

I got the best paper award of the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, 20(3), 2015

“Faculty Excellence Award”,

Utah Valley University - April, 2010

“Faculty Excellence Award”, Utah Valley University, received in April 2010

The Wallace R. Woodbury Professorship in Economics

The Wallace R. Woodbury - August, 2009

The Wallace R. Woodbury Professorship in Economics, Utah Valley University, received in August 2009

Annual Scholar Award 2009-2010

WB School of Business - March, 2009

Thw award is based on the research and teaching achievments

Teaching Excellence Award

Carleton University - April 15, 2004

Excellence in teaching

Five Favorite Faculty Award

Emory University - October, 1999

Excellence in teaching