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 Full 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 2022

ECON 4960

Economics capstone research project, Fall 2022

ECON 3010

Intermediate Microeconomics, Fall 2022

ECON 4100

Analysis of Financial Institutions and Markets, Spring 2022

ECON 4340

Applied Econometrics, Spring 2022

ECON 4960

Economics capstone research project, Spring 2022

ECON 3010

Intermediate Microeconomics, Spring 2022

Presentations

Kia, Amir (Author Only), “27 th RSEP International Conference on Economics, Finance & Business, "Demand for Money in the United States_ Stability and Forward-Looking Tests", Review of Socio-Economic Perspectives (RSEP) & BC Publishing, Madrid, Spain. (September 8, 2022)
Kia, Amir , Scientific Conference, "Demand for Money in the United States_ Stability and Forward-Looking Tests", Economics & ECO-Engineering Associate, Inc, England- Online. (September 11, 2021)
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)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Kia, Amir , "Demand for Money in the United States_ Stability and Forward-Looking Tests" .
Kia, Amir , Hamidi, Mohsen , (2022) "The Impact of Debt, Deficits and Debt Management on the Rate of Interest in a Small Open Economy_ Evidence from Canada" (Issue: 1, vol. 19). Hammond, LA: International Journal of Applied Economics. applied-economics-journals.org
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 , 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

Faculty Senate Faculty Excellence Award

Utah Valley University - April 15, 2022

The award recognizes full-time and adjunct faculty who have made significant contributions to UVU's mission through demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

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