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Dr Omar Bashar

Lecturer, Economics and Finance


Omar started academic career as Lecturer in Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) in 1998, where he taught postgraduate students and mid-level bank officials in various training programmes. Omar moved to American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) in September 2000. He taught business courses, particularly accounting and finance modules to BBA and MBA students in AIUB. Prior to joining Swinburne Lilydale in January 2008, Omar was located in Swinburne Sarawak, Malaysia. He taught undergraduate microeconomics and macroeconomics in Swinburne Sarawak. Currently he teaches economics and finance units in Swinburne Business School. Omar's research interests include open economy macroeconomics, economic growth and development, international economics and finance, and Islamic finance. His current postgraduate supervision role includes Coordinating Supervisor for PhD and Masters by Research programs. Omar was a Member of the Research Committee in Swinburne's Faculty of Higher Education, Lilydale from 2009-2010 and Swinburne's Sarawak Campus in Malaysia in 2007.

Research interests


PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as External Associate.

Fields of Research

  • Economic Development And Growth - 140202
  • International Economics And International Finance - 140210
  • Banking, Finance And Investment - 150200

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Also published as: Bashar, Omar; Bashar, O.; Bashar, Omar K.; Bashar, Omar K. M. R.; Bashar, Omar Khaled Mohammad Rizwanul
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