Sana Naseem, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics


Dr. Sana Naseem is an experienced economics specialist. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Al Yamamah University. She served as chair and member in many committees in college of business (COB) at YU such as chair of the national commission for academic accreditation & assessment (NCAAA) committee; member of accreditation committee; and member of appeal reconsideration committee.

Prior to joining Al-Yamamah University, she was working as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Saudi Electronic University. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University in India.

Dr. Sana has over ten years of teaching experience in both India and Saudi Arabia, where she has taught both undergraduate and graduate students. Her dynamic research interests include economic growth, tourism, women’s empowerment, macroeconomics indicators. She is an avid researcher and has contributed research papers in high quality peer reviewed journals and has authored one book. She is actively engaged in extracurricular activities at university and has received the following accolades:

Certificate of appreciation in outstanding supervision of the student team winning first place in The Bloomberg-Misk 2020-21 University Economic Research Challenge, February 2021, Al Yamamah University.

Certificate of appreciation in recognition of valued support as a faculty champion in “The Pearl Initiative Student Case Study Competition” on Corporate Integrity in the Gulf Region, Pearl Initiative, March 2018.

Certificate of appreciation in recognition of extra-curricular activities conducted during the academic year 2017-18, Al Yamamah University


  1. Khan, M.; Khan. U.; Naseem, S.; Faisal, S (2023). Role of energy consumption, tourism and economic growth in carbon emission: evidence from Kuwait. Cogent Economics & Finance.
  2. Yasin, I., Naseem, S., Anwar, M.A. et al.(2022). Exploring the environmental sustainability issues in developing countries: the impact of ethnic diversity, financial development, and urbanization. Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
  3. Naseem, Sana (2022). Probing Gender Influence on Entrepreneurial Intention in Saudi Arabia. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal. Volume 28, Special Issue 4.
  4. Sana and other (2022). Does Economic Freedom Matter for Growth? (Empirical evidence from Sri Lanka). The Journal of Business Studies, 06(01)2022
  5. Naseem, Sana (2021). The Role of Tourism in Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Saudi Arabia. Economies. 9:117. Pp 1-12.
  6. Khan, M.; Naseem, Sana & Khan, Uzma (2021). Tourism Industry And Its Impact on Economic Growth of Five GCC Countries. International Journal of Entrepreneurship, Special issue Title – Business Economic and Risk Management. Volume 25, Special Issue.
  7. Naseem, Sana (2020). Performance of Fiscal Measures in Rectifying Fiscal Imbalances in Saudi Arabia. Financial Studies, Centre of Financial and Monetary Research "Victor Slavescu". vol. 24(4), pages 60-67.
  8. Ghulam, Y.; Dhruva, K.; Naseem, S.; Hill, S (2018). The Interaction of Borrower and Loan Characteristics in Predicting Risks of Subprime Automobile Loans. Risks. 6, 101.
  9. Naseem, Sana (2018). Macroeconomics Determinants of Saudi Arabia’s Inflation 2000-2016: Evidence and Analysis. International journal of Economics and Financial Issues. 8, N.3, pp. 137-141.
  10. Naseem, Sana & Khan, W.Wasmi (2018). VAT a New Move Directing KSA’s Development, Research Journal of Economics.  Vol: 2 Issue: 2,2018.
  11. Naseem, Sana (2017). Economies of Two Asian Giants India and China: A Comparative Study, International Journal of Business and Social Science. Vol.8, No.9.
  12. Naseem, Sana & Dhruwa, Kamini (2017). Issues and Challenges of Saudi Female Labor Force and the Role of Vision 2030 – A Working Paper, International journal of Economics and Financial Issues. 7, N.4 ,Pp.23-27.
  13. Naseem, Sana & Almasri, Rana (2016). Resource Mobilization by Indian Mutual Fund Industry, International journal of management. Vol 12 No: 1, Pp 31-35.
  14. Naseem, Sana (2016). Effectiveness of fiscal measures in correcting the fiscal imbalance in India, Perspectives of innovation in economics and business (PIEB). vol 16 issue 3,Pp.124-134.
  15. Newspaper Article:

Naseem, Sana (2016). Article: Demonetization in India: A Boon or Bane. Daily Tribune (DT) News Bahrain. 10th December.

  1. Book published:

Akhtar, S.M. Jawed & Naseem, Sana. (2013). Fiscal Policy Reforms in India- Since 1991. New Century Publications. New Delhi. India. ISBN-978-81-7708-346-0.



  1. Presented a paper at 10th International Conference held at Acharya Bangalore B-school (ABBS) organized by Binghamton university, New York; Peking University, Beijing, China & ABBS School of Management, Bangalore , India during 5- 7th August 2021.
  2. Presented a paper at 9th International Conference held at Acharya Bangalore B-school (ABBS) organized by Binghamton university, State University of New York & ABBS School of Management, during 2-4th October 2019.
  3. Presented a paper in Al Yamamah First Economic Forum on “Diversify Saudi economy in light of vision 2030” organized by Al Yamamah University and approved by Ministry of Higher Education, Riyadh, KSA,1st March 2017.
  4. Attended the conference and passed the assessment exam in “Strategies for Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment” jointly organized by Franklin University (Columbus, Ohio, and USA) & Saudi Electronic University in Riyadh, 31st January 2014.
  5. Presented a paper at 93rd Annual Conference of Indian Economic Association held at Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, during 27-29 Dec.2010.
  6. Presented a paper at 91st Annual Conference of Indian Economic Association held at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India, during 27-29 Dec.2008.

Current Teaching:

ECO 101: Principles of Microeconomics (undergraduate)

PGRD 496: Fundamentals of Business Statistics (Graduate)

Undergraduate Teaching:

Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics

International Finance

Business in Saudi Arabia

Introduction to Risk Management

Graduate Teaching:

Fundamental of Business Statistics

Managerial Economics

Manpower Economics

Management Statistics

Introduction to Economics


  1. Chair of National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) Committee, College of Business (COB), Al Yamamah University. (January 2023- present)
  2. Member of Accreditations Committee, College of Business, Al Yamamah University. (Present)
  3. Quality Coordinator of Finance, NCAAA, College of Business Administration (COBA), Al Yamamah University. (2020-2022).
  4. Member of Appeal Committee (Reconsideration Case), College of Business Administration (COBA), Al Yamamah University. (2022-present)
  5. Course coordinator of “Principles of Microeconomics” ECO 201, College of Business Administration (COB), Al Yamamah University. (2015-present)
  6. Member of Graduate Program Committee, COBA, Al Yamamah, University. (2020-21)
  7. Academic Advisor for undergraduate students, COBA, Al Yamamah University. (2015-present)
  8. Course Coordinator of “International Finance” (FIN-418), COBA, Al Yamamah University. (2019-20)
  9. Member of Academic & Professional Engagement Committee, COBA, AACSB International Accreditation work standards 13-15. (2018-19)
  10. Member of MBA Annual Program Report (APR), NCAAA, COBA, Al Yamamah University. (2016-17)
  11. Member of Examination Committee, COBA, Al Yamamah University. (2015-16)