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Dr Baseerit Nissah

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Professional biography

Baseerit is a Lecturer in Economics and Staff Tutor in Social Sciences at the Open University. Prior to joining the Open University, she was an Assistant Professor in Economics at Coventry University for over a decade before which she held a Research Fellow position in Management School at the University of Sheffield under EPSCR funded project on "voiceYourView" on making public places safe. The Research Fellow position was originally with the Aston Business school, Aston University, which she had obtained after completing her PhD.

She has authored chapters in undergraduate Economics textbooks and led on the development of new MSc course in Economics.


Higher Education 

2009 PhD in Economics, “Investigating the Debt-Growth Relationship of Developing Countries; A Multi-Country Econometric Analysis.” Department of Economics, University of Leicester

2002 MSc in Economics, Merit, Department of Economics, University of Warwick

2001 BA (Hons) Financial Economics, First Class, Coventry Business School, Coventry University


Professional qualifications

2015 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Coventry University

Research interests

Baseerit's research interests can generally fall within Economic Justice focusing on income and wealth inequalities; country level debt, particularly developing countries indebtedness and debt crisis.  

Teaching interests

Baseerit has designed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate modules on various courses in Economics. Her teaching has been on the topics of Econometrics and Quantitative Methods.

She has also authored a chapter as well as developed the associated digital learning material for the second level undergraduate textbook for module Running the Economy.

Furthermore, she is lead for the teaching strategy and accessibility for the postgraduate level. course in Economics.

Impact and engagement

Integral part of the design and development team from its initial stage for student support scheme replacing the traditional Academic Personal Tutorship with Progress Coaches and operationalising the initiative for the largest school in the Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University. 


The effect of institutions on the FDI‐growth nexus: what matters most? (2023-07)
Li, Chengchun; Tanna, Sailesh and Nissah, Baseerit
The World Economy, 46(7) (pp. 1999-2031)