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Assistant Professor

Dr. Muhammad Imam Akimaya


Muhammad Akimaya is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. His research interests lie in the area of energy policy, energy markets, and political economics. He has publications in Energy Economics Journal and Journal of Transport Economics and Policy. He has been teaching principle of macroeconomics course and energy economics course for both undergraduate and graduate students. He received his PhD in Mineral and Energy Economics from Colorado School of Mines, while also serving as a teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate level course such as Principles of Economics and Economics of International Energy Markets. He is also an active member of International Association for Energy Economics.

Previously, he worked for BP MIGAS, the Indonesian state upstream oil and gas activities regulator, as an assistant to the Deputy Chairman for Financial Control. He holds a MS in Mineral and Energy Economics from Colorado School of Mines and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Mineral and Energy Economics, 2017
Colorado School of Mines

Master of Science (MS), Applied Economics, 2013
Colorado School of Mines

Bachelor of Science (BS), Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2008
Purdue University


Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Political Economy, Valuation, Development Economics

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