Senior Lecturer EconomicsRoom: MSB.2.21
Telephone: (64 7) 838 4931
Current Office Hours: Monday 2-3pm and by appointment
Waikato Management School
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Editorships & Editorial Associations
Ph.D. (Economics) Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
M. A. (Economics) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,
M. Phil. (International Relations) Jawahar NehruUniversity, New Delhi, India
Sayeeda is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. Her professional research expertise and interests are in the area of International Trade and Finance. They focus on: (i) Intra‑industry Trade and Inter-industry international trade (ii) Comparative Economics; (iii) International trade in Services; (iv) Economic Integration; (v) New Zealand trade and economic relations between Australia and the Asia-Pacific nations; (vi) New Zealand China-Free trade Agreement (FTA); (vii ) Trade Modelling/Various Patterns of Trade Intensities; (vii) Exchange rate volatility and balance of payment issues; (viii) Trade Policy Issues. Additional areas of interests are: First and Second Best Trade Policies; Ranking Comparative Economic Performance; Kiwifruit Revealed Comparative advantage, New Zealand Kiwifruit Export Performance; and FDI Flows from developing countries.
She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on International Trade, International Finance, International Economy, Comparative Economic Performance in Global Perspective, Financial Economics and Economies of Asia and the Pacific.
Sayeeda is currently an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Economic Integration, and a Research Fellow at the New Zealand–India Research Institute-Victoria University of Wellington. She was previously a Trustee on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board, and an auditor for the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EMASA) and on the advisory committee of EAMSA.
Sayeeda was an economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) prior to taking up her appointment at the University of Waikato. She has visited and lived in many different countries including India, Tanzania, Canada and New Zealand.
Sayeeda was a visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, a visiting scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, a visiting scholar at CHUO University in Tokyo, a Visiting Research Fellow, University of Philippines, Diliman, Manila, Philippines and a visiting Scholar at James Cook University, (Business School) Townsville, Australia.She has lectured at the University of Dar-Es-Salaam and the Centre for Foreign Relations in Tanzania.
Sayeeda has been involved in community services since an early age of her life. She has actively participated in the community activities provided by Waikato Multicultural Council, Waikato Indian Association, Waikato Muslim Association, and participated in the establishment of the Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Trust Centre (SHAMA); she is a founding member of Advisory Committee of SHAMA. She has also extended her love and care to senior citizens, and home of compassion patients. She is a Rotarian and a Liaison person between Hamilton East Rotary Club and University of Waikato, and participates in a number of social services organized by Hamilton East Rotary Club such as international students Annual Farm visit-Kiwi Experience, Annual Field Day.
Sayeeda is a justice of the peace (JP) for New Zealand; being a JP she provides Justice of the Peace services to students, staff and to the wider community. She is actively involved in Hamilton Community Radio, and broadcasts a Radio Show “Aapki Mahphile harmony” each week.