Umar Farooq

Designation: Assistant Professor Economics & IB

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: +91-7006910386

Umar Farooq is working as an Assistant Professor of Economics and International Business at the Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, India. He has previously worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Management Development Institute Gurgaon, one of India’s AACSB-accredited business schools. As an ardent researcher, he has published his work in globally acknowledged and reputable journals such as Elsevier, Springer, and Taylor & Francis (Routledge). His research interests encompass environmental economics and policy. He is passionate about teaching and learning economics and econometric models. Dr. Farooq has also passed the UGC-NET and JK-SET level examinations and received a gold medal as the top student in the MA Economics program at the University of Kashmir.

PhD from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K; Thesis Title, “On the Nexus Between Growth and Environment: A Time Series Analysis for India

Masters in Economics-University of Kashmir (2018)

Bachelors in Arts, University of Kashmir (2016)

Qualified UGC-NET, JK-SET

Environmental Economics and Policy

Energy-Environment-Economic Growth Nexus

Rare Earths and Environment Friendly Technologies

Intermediate Microeconomics


Basic Statistics and Mathematical Economics


Teaching and Research Assistant at MDI Gurgaon from Feb-2024 to June-2024.

Gold Medallist in Masters of Economics, University of Kashmir-2018

  1. Dar, A. B., Bhanja, N., Paul, M., & Farooq, U. (2024). Shaping a Greener Tomorrow: Analysing the Impact of Environment-friendly Technology on Ecological Footprints in Emerging Asian Economies. Journal of Cleaner Production. (ABDC/A; IF= 11.1).
  2. Farooq, U., Bhanja, N., Rather, S. R., & Dar, A. B. (2024). From Pollution to Prosperity: Using inverted N-shaped Environmental Kuznets Curve to Predict India’s Environmental Improvement Milestones. Journal of Cleaner Production. (ABDC/A; IF= 11.1).
  3. Farooq, U., Paul, M., & Dar, A. B. (2023). On the nexus between growth and disaggregated ecological footprints-empirical evidence from India. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1-33. (ABDC/B).
  4. Ahmed, F., Dar, A. B., Farooq, U., & Sharma, R. L. (2023). Do Socio-economic Factors in the BRICS Explain Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion? The Indian Economic Journal71(2), 386-405. (ABDC/B).
  5. Farooq, U., & Dar, A. B. (2022). Is there a Kuznets curve for forest product footprint? –Empirical evidence from India. Forest Policy and Economics144, 102850. (ABDC/B).
  6. Does Gender Matter for the Financial Inclusion in India: Evidence from the Global Financial Inclusion Index. (Under Review)
  7. What drives the demand for Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Consumption in India? The Role of Financial Development, Economic growth, Trade Openness and Geopolitical Uncertainty. (Under Review)
  8. Ecological Footprint, Tourism and Information and Communication Technology: Evidence from the MENA Countries? (Submitted)
  9. Investigating the impact of Economic Growth and Forest Rent on Forest Product Footprint: Evidences from EKC. (Under Review)

  1. Nexus between Cropland Footprint, Agriculture Trade, and Agricultural Inputs.
  2. Role of Environment-friendly Technology, Environmental Regulation and Institutional Quality on Environment Quality.
  3. Investigating the impact of geopolitical uncertainty and globalisation on ecological footprints for Indian data.
  4. The impact of geopolitical uncertainty on renewable and non-renewable energy consumption in India.

  1. Umar Farooq (2023), “Footprint-Specific Environmental Kuznets Curves for India: An Empirical Estimation of Per Capita GDP” 57th Annual Conference of Indian Econometric Society Organized by Department of Economics University of Hyderabad India; 4-6th January 2023.
  2. Umar Farooq (2022), “India’s Transition towards Environmental Improvement Phase- Some Projections Based on the Inverted N-Shaped Kuznets Curve” at International Hasankeyf Scientific Research and Innovation Congress 17-18 December 2022 Batman / Turkey.
  3. Umar Farooq (2021), “Symmetric and Asymmetric Impact of Financial Development and Geo-Political Risk on Renewable and Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption in India” at 5th International Conference on Covid-19 Studies September 24-25, 2021, Ankara, Turkey.