M. Taha Kasim
Robert E. Hughes Assistant Professor of Economics
M. Taha Kasim (PhD, Georgia State University) joined the Economic department in 2016. His research interests include topics in environmental and urban economics with focus mostly on the impact environmental and urban policy could have on household and/or firm behavior and the impact policies could have on environmental outcomes. Most recently, he has studied how households respond to price-based policies, the impact information disclosure policies could have on environmental quality, and the influence of normative appeals and non-pecuniary strategies on behavioral outcomes. At Furman, Dr. Kasim has taught Introduction to Economics, Urban Economics, Economics of the Environment and Empirical Methods.
Dr. Kasim is an ardent follower of cricket and loves instructing others about the sport. If somebody wants to know where the “silly point” fielding position is on a cricket field or how to ball a “googly”, please don't hesitate to contact him.
Additional Professional Activities
- Kasim, M. Taha and Benjamin Ukert. 2021. "The impact of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children participation on tobacco use and alcohol consumption." Contemporary Economic Policy, 39(3): 608-625.
- Heidt, Philip and M. Taha Kasim. 2020. "The effects of highways on school segregation." Papers in Regional Science, 99(5), 1261-1280.**
- Banzhaf, H. Spencer and Taha Kasim. 2019. "Fuel consumption and gasoline prices: the role of assortative matching between households and automobiles." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , 95: 1 - 25.
- Kasim, M. Taha. 2017. "Evaluating the effectiveness of an environmental information disclosure policy: an application to New South Wales." Resource and Energy Economics, 49: 113 - 131.