I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University. I am also a Research Fellow of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at West Virginia University.

I am an applied economist specializing in healthcare provider labor, licensing, and regulation markets. I am passionate about finding solutions that improve healthcare access and quality at reduced costs.

I use various applied econometric, spatial, and policy evaluation techniques and supplement my empirical knowledge with the practice of technology-driven methods such as data-scrapping, big data, predictive, and causal machine learning approaches.

I have published in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals, including the World Development, Annals of Regional Science, Energy Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Spatial Economic Analysis, Applied Economics Letters, Journal of Labor Research, and others.

I will teach Business and Economic Statistics II and Timeseries Forecasting in Fall 2023. Previously, I have taught Regional Economics, Economic Analysis of Big Data, Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Business Data Visualization, and Elementary Business & Economic Statistics.

For any questions about my research or other scholarly activities, please get in touch with me by email You can also reach me on Twitter @econshishir.