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Yrd. Doç. Dr. Zahoor Ahmed

Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences

  • Group:ECONOMICS ADMINISTRATIVE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Zahoor Ahmed

Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a prominent position in a reputed university that could enable me to use my research skills and
knowledge for building a career.

ACADEMIC RECORD
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) (July-2020)
Supervisor: Prof. Zhaohua Wang
Major in Business Administration from the School of Management and Economics, Beijing
Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. A four years program from Sep-2016 to July-2020.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Sep- 2006)
Master in Business Administration with a CGPA of 3.88/4.00 (major in finance) from Mohammad
Ali Jinnah University (MAJU), Islamabad, Pakistan.

AREA OF INTEREST
Financial Development, Globalization, Sustainable Development, Environmental Economics, Energy
Economics

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS

1) Ahmed, Z., Ahmad, M., Rjoub, H., Kalugina, O. A., Hussain, N., 2021. Economic growth, renewable energy
consumption, and ecological footprint: Exploring the role of environmental regulations and democracy in sustainable
development. Sustainable Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2251 (SSCI Q1 IF 8.562)
2) Ahmed, Z., Asghar, M.M., Malik, M.N., Nawaz, K., 2020. Moving towards a sustainable environment: The dynamic
linkage between natural resources, human capital, urbanization, economic growth, and ecological footprint in China.
Resources Policy, 67, 101677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2020.101677 (SSCI Q1 IF 8.222)
3) Ahmed, Z., Nathaniel, S. P., Shahbaz, M., 2020. The criticality of information and communication technology and human
capital in environmental sustainability: Evidence from Latin American and Caribbean countries. Journal of Cleaner
Production. 125529. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125529 (SCI Q1 IF 11.072)
4) Ahmed, Z., Zhang, B., Cary, M., 2020. Linking economic globalization, economic growth, financial development, and
ecological footprint: Evidence from symmetric and asymmetric ARDL. Ecological Indicators. 121, 107060.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.107060 (SCI Q1 IF 6.263)
5) Ahmed, Z., Caglar, A. E., Murshed, M., 2022. A path towards environmental sustainability: The role of clean energy and
democracy in ecological footprint of Pakistan. Journal of Cleaner Production.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132007 (SCI Q1 IF 11.072)
6) Ahmed, Z., Ahmad, M., Murshed, M., Shah, M.I., Mahmood, H., Abbas, S., 2022. How do green energy technology
investments, technological innovation, and trade globalization enhance green energy supply and stimulate environmental
sustainability in the G7 countries? Gondwana Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2022.09.014 (SCI Q1 IF 6.151)
7) Ahmed, Z., Cary, M., Shahbaz, M., Vo, X. V., 2021. Asymmetric nexus between economic policy uncertainty, renewable
energy technology budgets, and environmental sustainability: Evidence from the United States. Journal of Cleaner
Production. 313:127723. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127723 (SCI Q1 IF 11.072)
8) Can, M, Ahmed, Z., Mercan, M., Kalugina, O. A., 2021. The role of trading environment-friendly goods in environmental
sustainability: Does green openness matter for OECD countries? Journal of Environmental Management. 295:113038.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113038 (SCI Q1 IF 8.91 Corresponding Author)
9) Ahmed, Z., Ahmad, M., Alvarado, R., Sinha, A., Shah, M.I., Abbas, S., 2021. Towards environmental sustainability: Do
financial risk and external conflicts matter? Journal of Cleaner Production. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133721
(SCI Q1 IF 11.072)
10) Can, M., Ahmed, Z., 2021. Towards sustainable development in the European Union countries: Does economic
complexity affect renewable and non-renewable energy consumption? Sustainable Development.
https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2402 (SSCI Q1 IF 8.562 Corresponding Author)
11) Abbas, S., Ahmed, Z., Sinha, A., Oleg, M, Mahmood, F., 2023. Toward fostering environmental innovation in OECD
countries: Do fiscal decentralization, carbon pricing, and renewable energy investments matter? Gondwana Research.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2023.03.002 (SCI Q1 IF 6.151 Corresponding Author)
12) Dai, J., Ahmed, Z., Alvarado, R., Ahmad, M., 2023. Assessing the nexus between human capital, green energy, and load
capacity factor: policymaking for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Gondwana Research.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2023.04.009 (SCI Q1 IF 6.151 Corresponding Author)
13) Ahmed, Z., Zafar, M. W., Ali, S., & Danish., 2020. Linking urbanization, human capital, and the ecological footprint in
G7 countries: An empirical analysis. Sustainable Cities and Society, 55, 102064.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102064 (SCI Q1 IF 10.696)
14) Ahmed, Z., Cary, M., Le, H.P., 2021. Accounting asymmetries in the long-run nexus between globalization and
environmental sustainability in the United States: An aggregated and disaggregated investigation. Environmental Impact
Assessment Review. 86, 106511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2020.106511 (SSCI Q2 IF 6.122)
15) Ahmad, M., Ahmed, Z., Akbar, S., Alvarado, R., 2023. Towards environmental sustainability in E−7 countries: Assessing
the roles of natural resources, economic growth, country risk, and energy transition. Resources Policy, 82, 103486.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2023.103486 (SSCI Q1 IF 8.222 Corresponding Author)
16) Fakher, H. A, Ahmad, Z., Acheampong, A. O, Nathaniel, S. P., 2022. Renewable energy, nonrenewable energy, and
environmental quality nexus: An investigation of the N-shaped Environmental Kuznets Curve based on six environmental
indicators. Energy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.125660 (SSCI Q1 IF 8.857 Corresponding Author)
17) Cary, M, Ahmed, Z., 2022. Do heavy-duty and passenger vehicle emissions standards reduce per capita emissions of
oxides of nitrogen? Evidence from Europe. Journal of Environmental Management. 320:115786.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115786 (SCI Q1 IF 8.91 Corresponding Author)
18) Ahmed, Z., Can, M., Sinha, A., Mahmood, A., Alvarado, R., Rjoub, H., 2022. Investigating the role of economic
complexity in sustainable development and environmental sustainability. International Journal of Sustainable
Development and World Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2022.2097330 (SCI Q2 IF 4.87)
19) Ahmed, Z., Zafar, M. W., & Anwar, S. M,. 2020. Analyzing the linkage between military spending, economic growth,
and ecological footprint in Pakistan: evidence from cointegration and bootstrap causality. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.27,
41551-41567. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-10076-9 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
20) Dai, J., Ahmed, Z., Pata, U. K., Ahmad, M., 2023. Achieving SDG-13 in the Era of Conflicts: The Roles of Economic
Growth and Government Stability. Evaluation Review, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193841X231160626 (SSCI Q3 IF
2.121 Corresponding Author)
21) Ahmed, Z., Le, H.P., 2020. Linking Information Communication Technology, trade globalization index, and CO2
emissions: evidence from advanced panel techniques. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-
11205-0 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
22) Ahmed, Z., Cary, M., Sajid, A., Murshed, M., Ullah, H., Mahmood, H., 2021. Moving towards a green revolution in
Japan: Symmetric and asymmetric relationships among clean energy technology development investments, economic
growth, and CO2 emissions. Energy & Environment. https://doi.org/10.1177/0958305X211041780 (SSCI Q3 IF 3.154)
23) Can, M., Ahmed, Z., Ahmad, M., Oluc, I., Guzel, I., 2022. The Role of Export Quality in Energy–Growth Nexus:
Evidence from Newly Industrialized Countries. Journal of the Knowledge Economy. DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13132-022-00996-x (SSCI Q3 IF 1.815 Corresponding Author)
24) Mahmood, F., Ahmed, Z., Hussain, N., Zaied, Y.B., 2022. Macroeconomic factors and financing strategies in working
capital: Evidence from China. International Journal of Finance & Economics. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2666
(SSCI Q4 IF 1.634 Corresponding Author)
25) Dai, j., Ahmed, Z., Sinha, A., Ugur, P., Alvarado, R., 2023. Sustainable green electricity, technological innovation, and
ecological footprint: Does democratic accountability moderate the nexus? Utilities Policy. 82, 101541. https://doi.org/
10.1016/j.jup.2023.101541 (SSCI Q3 IF 3.247 Corresponding Author)
26) Ahmed, Z., Le, H.P., Shahzad, S.J.H., 2019. Towards environmental sustainability: How do urbanization, economic
growth, and industrialization affect biocapacity in Brazil? Environment, Development and Sustainability.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01915-x (SCI Q3 IF 4.08)
27) Ahmed, Z., Adebayo, T.S., Udemba, E.N., Murshed, M., Kirikkaleli, D., 2021. Effects of Economic Complexity,
Economic Growth, and Renewable Energy Technology Budgets on Ecological Footprint: The Role of Democratic
Accountability Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-17673-2 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
28) Ahmed, Z., Ahmad, M., Murshed, M., Vaseer, A. I., Kirikkaleli, D., 2021. The trade-off between energy consumption,
economic growth, militarization, and CO2 emissions: Does treadmill of destruction exist in the modern world? Environ.
Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-17068-3 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
29) Ahmed, Z., Ali, S., Saud, S., Shahzad, S.J.H., 2020. Transport CO2 emissions, drivers, and mitigation: an empirical
investigation in India. Air Qual. Atmos. Heal.13, 1367-1374. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11869-020-00891-x (SCI Q2 IF
5.804)
30) Ahmed, Z., Wang, Z., 2019. Investigating the impact of human capital on the ecological footprint in India: An empirical
analysis. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 26, 26782–26796. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-05911-7 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
31) Ahmed, Z., Wang, Z., Ali, S., 2019. Investigating the non-linear relationship between urbanization and CO2 emissions :
An empirical analysis. Air Qual. Atmos. Heal. 12, 945–953. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11869-019-00711-x (SCI Q2 IF
5.804)
32) Ahmed, Z., Wang, Z., Mahmood, F., Hafeez, M., Ali, N., 2019. Does globalization increase the ecological footprint?
Empirical evidence from Malaysia. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 26, 18565–18582. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-
05224-9 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
33) Barut, A., Citil, M., Ahmed, Z., Avik, S., Abbas, Shujaat., 2022. How do economic and financial factors influence green
logistics? A comparative analysis of E7 and G7 nations. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-
22252-0 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19 Corresponding Author)
34) Chishti, M. Z., Ahmed, Z., Murshed, M., Namkambe, H. H., Ulucak, R., 2021. The asymmetric associations between
foreign direct investment inflows, terrorism, CO2 emissions, and economic growth: a tale of two shocks. Environ. Sci.
Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-15188-4 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19 Corresponding Author)
35) Fakher, H. A., Ahmed, Z., Alvarado, R., Murshed, M., 2022. Exploring renewable energy, financial development,
environmental quality, and economic growth nexus: new evidence from composite indices for environmental quality and
financial development. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-20709-w (SCI Q2 IF 5.19
Corresponding Author)
36) Rasheed, M.Q., Haseeb, A., Adebayo, T.S., Ahmed, Z., Mahmood, A., 2021. The long-run relationship between energy
consumption, oil prices, and carbon dioxide emissions in European Countries. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-17601-4 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19 Corresponding Author)
37) Mustafa, N., MansoorAsghar, M., Mustafa, R., Ahmed, Z., Rjoub, H., Alvarado, R., 2022. The nexus between
environmental strategy and environmental performance: analyzing the roles of green product innovation and
mechanistic/organic organizational structure. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-22489-9 (SCI
Q2 IF 5.19 Corresponding Author)
38) Mahmood, F., Shahzad, U., Nazakat, A., Ahmed, Z., Rjoub, H., Wong, W.K., 2021. THE NEXUS BETWEEN CASH
CONVERSION CYCLE, WORKING CAPITAL FINANCE, AND FIRM PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM
NOVEL MACHINE LEARNING APPROACHES. Annals of Financial Economics.
https://doi.org/10.1142/S2010495222500142 (ESCI-Scopus Corresponding Author)
39) Dai, J., Alvarado, R., Ali, Sajid., Ahmed, Zahoor., Meo, M.S., 2022. Transport infrastructure, economic growth, and
transport CO2 emissions nexus: Does green energy consumption in the transport sector matter? Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-25100-3 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19 Corresponding Author)
40) Zafar, W. Z., Sinha, A., Ahmed, Z., Qin, Q., Zaidi, S.H., 2021. Effects of Biomass Energy Consumption on Environmental
Quality: The Role of Education and technology in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Countries, Renewable &
Sustainable Energy Reviews, 142, 110868. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.110868 (SCI Q1 IF 16.799)
41) Ahmad, M., Ahmed, Z., Majeed, A., Huang, B., 2021. An environmental impact assessment of economic complexity and
energy consumption: Does institutional quality make a difference? Environmental Impact Assessment Reviews.89,
106603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2021.106603 (SSCI Q2 IF 6.122)
42) Mahmood, A., Ahmed, Z., Riaz, M., Yang, X., 2023. Modeling the linkage between climate-tech, energy transition, and
CO2 emissions: Do environmental regulations matter? Gondwana Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2023.04.003
(SCI Q1 IF 6.151)
43) Xue, Chaokai., Shahbaz, M., Ahmed, Z., Mahmood, A., Sinha, A., 2021. Clean energy consumption, economic growth,
and environmental sustainability: What is the role of economic policy uncertainty? Renewable Energy.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.12.006 (SCI Q1 IF 8.634)
44) Wang, Z, Y, C., Zhang, B., Ahmed, Z., Ahmad. M., 2022. Environmental degradation, renewable energy, and economic
growth nexus: Assessing the role of financial and political risks? Journal of Environmental Management. 325:116678.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116678 (SCI Q1 IF 8.91)
45) Ahmad, M., Ahmed, Z., Gavurova, G., Olah, J., 2022. Financial risk, renewable energy technology budgets, and
environmental sustainability: Is going green possible? Frontiers in Environmental Science. https://doi.org/
10.3389/fenvs.2022.909190 (SCI Q2 IF 5.411)
46) Liu, M., Chen, Z., JR, J.K.S., Ahmed, Z., Kirikkaleli, D., 2022. The dynamic impact of energy productivity and economic
growth on environmental sustainability in South European countries? Gondwana Research. 115:116-127
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2022.11.012 (SCI Q1 IF 6.151)
47) Can, B., Ahmed, Z., Ahmad, M., Can, M., 2022. Do renewable energy consumption and green trade openness matter for
human well-being? Empirical evidence from European Union countries. Social Indicators Research. DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-022-02981-y (SSCI Q2 IF 2.935)
48) Zeraibi, A., Ahmed, Z., Shehzad, K., Murshed, M., Nathanie, S.P., Mahmood, H., 2021. Revisiting the EKC hypothesis
by assessing the complementarity between fiscal, monetary, and environmental development policies in China. Environ.
Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-17288-7 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
49) Adebayo, T. S., Udemba, E. N., Z., Ahmed, Z., Kirikkaleli, D., 2021. Determinants of consumption-based carbon
emissions in Chile: an application of non-linear ARDL. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-
13830-9 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
50) Ahmad, M., Ahmed, Z., Yang, X., Can, M., 2023. Natural Resources Depletion, Financial Risk, and Human Well‑Being:
What is the Role of Green Innovation and Economic Globalization? Social Indicators Research. DOI: https://doi.org/
10.1007/s11205-023-03106-9 (SSCI Q2 IF 2.935)
51) Wang, Z., Ahmed, Z., Zhang, B., Wang, B., Wang, B., 2019. The nexus between urbanization, road infrastructure, and
transport energy demand: empirical evidence from Pakistan. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 26, 34884–34895.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-06542-8 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
52) Kihombo, S., Saud, S., Ahmed, Z., Chen, S., 2020. The effects of research and development, and financial development
on CO2 emissions: Evidence from selected WAME economies. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-
021-14288-5 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
53) Lin, X., Zhao, Y., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, Z., Rjoub, H, Adebayo, T.S., 2021. Linking Innovative Human Capital, Economic
Growth, and CO2 Emissions: An Empirical Study Based on Chinese Provincial Panel Data. International Journal of
Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 8503. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168503 (SSCI Q1 IF 4.614)
54) Mahmood, F., Dongping, H., Ahmed, Z., Shahzad, U., Ali, N., Shahbaz, M., et al. 2021. EXPLORING THE
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SHORT-TERM BORROWINGS AND PROFITABILITY IN CHINA: THE
MODERATING ROLE OF CASH CONVERSION CYCLE. Journal of Business Economics and Management. 22(3),
675-694. https://doi.org/10.3846/jbem.2021.13723 (SSCI Q2 IF 2.596)
55) Kihombo, S., Ahmed, Z., Chen, S., Adebayo, T. S., Kirikkaleli, D.,2021. Linking financial development, economic
growth, and ecological footprint: What is the role of technological innovation? Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-14993-1 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
56) Murshed, M., Ahmed, Z., Alam, M. S., Mahmood, H., Rahman, Abdul, Dagar, V., 2021. Murshed, M., Namkambe, H.
H., Ulucak, R., 2021. Reinvigorating the role of clean energy transition for achieving a low-carbon economy: evidence
from Bangladesh. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-15352-w (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
57) Wang, Z., Rasool, Y., Zhang, B., Ahmed, Z., & Wang, B., 2019. Dynamic linkage among industrialisation, urbanisation,
and CO2 emissions in APEC realms: evidence based on DSUR estimation. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics,
52, 382–389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2019.12.001 (SSCI Q2 IF 5.059)
58) Nathaniel, S. P., Barua, S., Ahmed, Z., 2021. What Drives Ecological Footprint in Top Ten Tourist Destinations?
Evidence from Advanced Panel Techniques. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-13389-5 (SCI
Q2 IF 5.19)
59) Shah, S. M. A., Jiang, Y., Wu, H., Ahmed, Z., Ullah, I., & Adebayo, T. S., 2021. Linking green human resource practices
and environmental Economics performance: The role of green economic organizational culture and green psychological
climate. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), 10953.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010953 (SSCI Q1 IF 4.614)
60) Habib, Y., Xia, E., Hashmi, S. H., Ahmed, Z., 2021. The Nexus between Road Transport Intensity and Road-related CO2
Emissions in G20 countries: An Advanced Panel Estimation. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-
021-14731-7 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
61) Shahzad, U., Fukai, L., Mahmood, F., Jing, L., & Ahmed, Z., 2020. Reliable and Advanced Predictors for Corporate
Financial Choices in Pakistan. Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business, 7(7), 73–84.
https://doi.org/10.13106/jafeb.2020.vol7.no7.073 (ESCI)
62) Kihombo, S., Vaseer, A. I., Ahmed, Z., Chen, S., Kirikkaleli, D., Adebayo, T. S., 2021. Is there a tradeoff between
financial globalization, economic growth, and environmental sustainability? An advanced panel analysis. Environ. Sci.
Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-15878-z (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
63) Kanat, O., Yan, Zhijun., Asghar, M. M., Ahmed, Z., Mahmood, H., Dervis, K., Murshed, M., 2021. Do natural gas, oil,
and coal consumption ameliorate environmental quality? Empirical evidence from Russia. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-15989-7 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
64) Awosusi, A.A., Mata, M.N., Ahmed, Z., Coelho., M.F, Altuntas., M., Martins, J.M., et al., 2022. How do renewable
energy, economic growth and natural resources rent affect environmental sustainability in a globalized economy?
Evidence from Colombia based on the Gradual Shift Causality approach. Frontiers in Energy Research.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2021.739721 (SCI Q3 IF 3.858)
65) Ramzan, Peizhi, W., Awosusi, A., Ahmed, Z., Mahmood, A., Altuntaş, M., 2021. Does globalization moderate the effect
of economic complexity on CO2 emissions? Evidence from the top 10 energy transition economies. Frontiers in
Environmental Science. 778088. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.778088 (SCI Q2 IF 5.411)
66) Ahmad, M., Ahmed, Z., Bai, Z., Oiao, G., Popp, J., Olah, J., 2022. Financial inclusion, technological innovations, and
environmental quality: Analyzing the role of green openness. Frontiers in Environmental Science.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2022.851263 (SCI Q2 IF 5.411)
67) Ali, S., Can, M., Shah, M.I., Jiang, J., Ahmed, Z., Murshed, M., 2022. Exploring the linkage between export
diversification and ecological footprint: evidence from advanced time series estimation techniques. Environ. Sci. Pollut.
Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-18622-3 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
68) Martins, J.M., Adebayo, T.S., Mata, M.N., Oladipupo, S.D., Adeshola, I., Ahmed, Z. et al. 2021. Modeling the
Relationship between Economic Complexity and Environmental Degradation: Evidence from Top Seven Economic
Complexity Countries. Frontiers in Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.744781 (SCI Q2 IF
5.411)
69) Ali, S., Du, J., Abbasi, B.N., Ahmed, Z., 2022. The nonlinearity and nonlinear convergence of CO2 emissions: Evidence
from top 20 high emitting countries. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s11356-022-19470-x (SCI Q2 IF
5.19)
70) Nathaniel, S.P., Solomon, C.J., Ajide, K.B., Ahmad, Z., Fakher, H.A., 2023. Striving towards carbon neutrality in
emerging markets: the combined influence of international tourism and eco-friendly technology. International Journal of
Sustainable Development and World Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2023.2195831 (SCI Q2 IF 4.87)
71) Peng, G., Meng, F., Ahmed, Z., Olah, J., Harsanyi, E., 2022. A Path towards Green Revolution: How do Environmental
Technologies, Political Risk, and Environmental Taxes Influence Green Energy Consumption? Frontiers in Environmental
Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2022.927333 (SCI Q2 IF 5.411)
72) Ali, S., Jiang, J., Ahmad, M., Usman, O., Ahmed, Z., 2022. A path towards carbon mitigation amidst economic policy
uncertainty in BRICS: an advanced panel analysis. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-20004-
8 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
73) Asghar, M.M., Zaidi, S.A.H., Ahmed, Z., Khalid, S., Murshed, M., Mahmood, H., Abbas, S., 2022. The role of
environmental transformational leadership in employees’ influencing organizational citizenship behavior for environment
well‑being: a survey data analysis. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-19886-5 (SCI Q2 IF
5.19)
74) Qiao, G., Yang, D., Ahmad, M., Ahmed, Z., 2022. Modeling for Insights: Does Fiscal Decentralization Impede Ecological
Footprint? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), 10953. https://doi.org/
10.3390/ijerph191610146 (SSCI Q1 IF 4.614)
75) Tang, T., Shahzad, F., Ahmed, Z., Ahmad, M., Abbas, S., 2022. Energy transition for meeting ecological goals: Do
economic stability, technology, and government stability matter? Frontiers in Environmental Science. https://doi.org/
10.3389/fenvs.2022.955494 (SCI Q2 IF 5.411)
76) Radoine, H., Bajja, S., Chenal, J., Ahmed, Z., 2022. Impact of urbanization and economic growth on environmental
quality in western africa: Do manufacturing activities and renewable energy. Frontiers in Environmental Science.
https://doi.org/ 10.3389/fenvs.2022.1012007 (SCI Q2 IF 5.411)
77) Peng, G., Meng, F., Ahmed, Z., Ahmad, M., Kurbonov, K., 2022. Economic growth, technology, and CO2 emissions in
BRICS: Investigating the non‑linear impacts of economic complexity. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-20647-7 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
78) Hao Y., Kong X., Ahmad M., Ahmed Z., 2023. Digital Economy, Industrial Structure, and Environmental Quality:
Assessing the Roles of Educational Investment, Green Innovation, and Economic Globalization. Sustainability 15:2377.
https://doi.org/10.3390/su15032377 (SSCI Q2 IF 3.889)
79) Deng, X., Yang, J., Ahmed, Z., Hafeez, M., Salem, S., 2022. Green growth and environmental quality in top polluted
economies: the evolving role of financial institutions and markets. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-23421-x (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
80) Zhang, Q., Anwer, S., Hafeez, M., Jadoon, A.K., Ahmed, Z., 2023. Effect of environmental taxes on environmental
innovation and carbon intensity in China: an empirical investigation. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/
10.1007/s11356-023-26299-5 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)
81) Wan, B., Wan, W., Hanif, N., Ahmed, Z., Ahmad, M., 2022. Logistics performance and environmental sustainability: Do
green innovation, renewable energy, and economic globalization matter? Frontiers in Environmental Science.
https://doi.org/ 10.3389/fenvs.2022.996341 (SCI Q2 IF 5.411)
82) Khan, S., Alvarado, R., Nawaz, MA., Ahmed, Z., Rehman, A., Elahi, SM., 2023. Determinants of environmental quality
in India: evidence using the bootstrapped ARDL model with structural breaks. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. https://doi.org/
10.1007/s11356-023-26870-0 (SCI Q2 IF 5.19)

EXPERIENCE
Designation Assistant Professor
Organization Bahçeşehir Cyprus University
Location Nicosia, Turkey
Tenure: 2023 to Present
I am an Assist. Prof. in the Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and
Social Sciences, Bahçeşehir Cyprus University.

Designation Assistant Professor
Organization Cyprus International University
Location Nicosia, North Cyprus, Turkey
Tenure: 2022 to 2023
I am an Assist. Prof. in the Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Administrative
Sciences, Cyprus International University.

Designation Assistant Professor
Organization ILMA University
Location Karachi, Pakistan
Tenure: 2021 to 2022
Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management
Sciences, ILMA University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Designation Lecturer
Organization College of Commerce Sultana Foundation
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Tenure: 2009 to 2016
I taught different subjects, such as accounting, auditing, business, etc., to Bachelor of Commerce and
Intermediate of Commerce classes in the College of Commerce Sultana Foundation, affiliated with the
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Designation Lecturer
Organization Indus Group of Colleges
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Tenure: 2007 to 2008
The job was related to teaching different subjects at Bachelor’s and Intermediate levels.

EDITORIAL POSITIONS, ACHIEVEMENTS, & AWARDS
▪ BIT 2019 Distinguished International Student Award
▪ Guest Editor of a special issue in the journal “Resources, Conservation and Recycling” (Elsevier: JCRSCI: Q1, Impact Factor: 13.716)
▪ https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/resources-conservation-and-recycling/about/call-forpapers#decoding-the-waste-energy-economy-nexus-for-carbon-neutrality
▪ Leading Guest Editor of a special issue in the journal “Environmental Science and Pollution Research”
(Springer: JCR-SCI: Q2, Impact Factor: 5.19)
https://www.springer.com/journal/11356/updates/23515098
▪ Leading Guest Editor of special issues in the journal “Sustainability” (JCR-SSCI: Q2, Impact Factor:
3.88)
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/H0Z322FZ34
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/97974XMW5B
▪ Guest Editor of a special issue in Gondwana Research (Elsevier: JCR-SCI: Q1, Impact Factor: 6.151)
▪ Bronze Medal in the Master of Business Administration

SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Time series and panel data econometrics, exceptional written and oral English communication, ability to
use statistical software like E-views, STATA, and Gauss.

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