Nabaz is an engineering economist. He has more than 15 years of governmental, humanitarian and industrial experience, holding the position of Minister's advisor at the Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Agriculture, working in UN at the mine action program, and in different sectors and humanitarian programs. He has several years of university teaching experience within the computer science, economics, energy policy, and business and management domains at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is working also at the University of Liverpool in UK holding the position of Certified Dissertation Advisor in the business school. Nabaz is currently acting as a journal referee for many international journals: The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. African Journal of Business Management. Springer. Applied Financial Economics. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Regulation& Governance. Journal of Business Cycle Research.


  • 2018- Present: Chair- Department of Economics and Finance, Kurdistan Business School.
  • 2014-2018: Assistant Professor: University of Kurdistan Hawler (UKH). Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Business Management Sciences.
  • 2015- Present: Certified Dissertation Advisor: University of Liverpool – Business and Management School


  • 2007-2016: Information Management Advisor. Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Agriculture- Kurdistan Regional Government.
  • 2004-2007: GIS/Information Management Manager (Mine Advisory Group MAG, Erbil).
  • 2003-2004: Information Management Oficer (Regional Mine Action Authority, Erbil).
  • 2000-2003: Information Officer (UN-OPS Mine Action Program, Erbil).

·         Doctoral Thesis  

1.   “Investigating the Relationship between ICT investment and Energy Use and its Impact on Productivity”, Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program, Seoul National University. August 2014. Advisor: Professor Jongsu Lee. 

2.   “Exploring Demand for Energy in the Industrial Sector- the case of South Korea”, Department of Economics, SMC University, Zurich: Switzerland, October 2013. Principle Advisors: Prof. Almas Heshmati, Prof. William Queensberry.


·         Master Thesis

o    “Adoption of Mobile Telephony and its User Satisfaction in Kurdistan Region of Iraq”, Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program, Seoul National University. February 2011. Advisors: Prof. Almas Heshmati, Prof. Jongsu Lee.

·         Journals  

1.  How ICT Investment Influences Energy Demand in South Korea and Japan (with Jongsu Lee and Eunnyeong Heo), Journal of Energy Efficiency, 2015.

2. Analysis of Landmine Fatalities and Injuries in the Kurdistan Region (with Almas Heshmati), Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2015, Vol. 30(15) pp 2591 –2615.

3. A Measure of Technological Capabilities for Developing Countries (with Jeong Dong Lee), Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2014. Vol 92(1) pp 210 –223.

4. Determinants of Mobile Telecommunication Adoption in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (with Almas Heshmati). International Journal of Communication, 2013, Vol 7(1). 

5. Determinant of Mobile Phone Customer Satisfaction in Kurdistan Region (with Almas Heshmati). Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics, and Information Technology, 2012, Vol 2(3). 

6. A Study of Telecommunication Policies and Broadband Penetration for Sweden and South Korea. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering, 2017, Vol 1(1)   

7. Economic Growth of Asia Pacific Countries: What Factors Are Important? UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 2018, Vol 2(1)

o    Working Papers

1. How ICT Investment and Energy Use Influence the Productivity of Korean Industries (with Jongsu Lee and Almas Heshmati). Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). 2014.

2. Production Risk, Energy Use Efficiency and Productivity of Korean Industries (with Almas Heshmati). Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies. 2014. Sweden.

3. How ICT Investment Influences Energy Demand in South Korea and Japan (with Jongsu Lee and Jeong Dong Lee). MPRA Paper 55454. 2014.University Library of Munich, Germany.  


Programming and coding with R, Gauss, Limdep, SAS, and STATA

PhD Dissertation

1. Private sector development and diversification of incomes to reduce dependency on natural resources (on-going)

Master Dissertation


1. Increasing Economic Production and Growth of Industries in Nigeria: A Review of Energy Management and Technological Innovation Strategies. 

2. How do decision makers assess quality/productivity in IT outsourcing projects?

3. Investigate the benefits of using an additional module in an ERP system

4. Analysis of the internet and broadband access penetration in Kurdistan rural areas: A conjoint Analysis.

5. The effects of IT on HRM Performance in the higher education sector.

6. The Impact of Online Procurement Training on UN Field Missions.

7. Impact of Municipal Finance on Japan’s Long Term Care Insurance.

8. Risk Factors Affecting Cost Estimate Accuracy and its Impact on Project Cost Overruns In Construction Projects in Massachusetts.

9. Assessing Technological Capabilities in KRG Entities.

10. Adoption of Social Media platforms in SMEs.

11. Transferring Lean Practice into Banking Service Sector.

12. Assessing Quality of Education- Quality of Service Indexing Approach.

13. Sustainable Project Management, A Study into The Challenges of Waste Reduction in the Aerospace Industry.

14. Investigating the influence of whole life costing on sustainability improvements in the construction industry

15. Impact of Lean Implementation in PDO Operations 


Undergraduate Final Year Project 

1. Social network analysis (SNA) applications in evaluating students participations in different class activities

2. Investigating the Mobile Phone customer satisfaction in Kurdistan

3. Analysis of User Preferences of Broadband Access in Kurdistan

4. Online Voting System

5. Demand Forecasting for Technological Products.

6. Modeling Household Energy Demand in Kurdistan



·  Khayyat, N. T., “ICT Investment for Energy Use in the Industrial Sectors”, Springer, 2017,

·  Khayyat, N. T. , “Energy Demand in Industry: What factors Are important”?, Springer, 2015,

·   Heshmati, A. and Khayyat, N. T., “Socio-Economic Impacts of Landmines in Southern Kurdistan, 2013, Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

·  Khayyat, N. T., “Adoption of Mobile Telecommunication and its User Satisfaction”, 2012, Lambert Academic Publishing.

·  Khayyat, N. T., “Essays in Economic Studies: A useful Economic Handbook”, 2012, Lambert Academic Publishing.


Books Chapters:

·  Khayyat, N. T., “Technology Management and Policy of Kurdistan Region of Iraq”. In A. Anaid & E. E. Tugdar (Eds.), Iraqi Kurdistan’s Statehood Aspirations: A Political Economy Approach (pp. 87-98). 2019, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

·  Khayyat, N. T., “Legal Actions Against Landmine Users”. Chapter 4th in “Perspectives on Kurdistan Economy and Society in Transition-Vol II”. Heshmati A. Dilani A., and Baban S. (Eds). 2013. Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

·  Khayyat, N. T. “Establishment of Hawler Science and Technology Park”. Chapter 20th in “Perspectives on Kurdistan Economy and Society in Transition”. Heshmati A. Dilani A., and Baban S. (Eds). 2012. Nova Science Publishers.

·  Khayyat, N. T., “Effects of Information Technology on Cost, Quality and Efficiency in Provision of Public Services”. Chapter 6th in “Information and Communication Technologies Policies and Practices”. Heshmati A. and Peng S. (Eds). 2010. Nova Science Publishers.

·  Khayyat, N. T., “An Introduction to the Ministry of Water Resources”. Chapter 10th in “Integrated Water Resources Management in Kurdistan Region”. Heshmati A. (Ed.). 2009. Nova Science Publishers.

·  Khayyat, N. T., “Characteristics of the main consumers of water resources: Development of recreational, tourism and other services”. Chapter 6th in “Integrated Water Resources Management in Kurdistan Region”. Heshmati A. (Ed.). 2009. Nova Science Publishers.


1. Demand Forecasting

2. Consumer Behavior

3. Conjoint Analysis

4. Productivity

5. Production Risk

5. Factor Demand

6. Lean Thinking

7. Non-Parametric Approach (Frontier analysis and Index Measure)

8. Social Media Marketing

9. Project Risk Management


1. Data Mining,

2. Management Information System

3. Modeling and Simulation

4. Probability and Statistics

5. Financial Markets and Institutions. 

Master(MA and MSc):

1. Energy Economics

2. Innovation Diffusion

3. Demand Forecasting

4. State and Economic Development

5.Information Technology Management

6. Management Information System

7. Economics of Information Technology, Pricing and Policy.

8. Research Methods

9. Methodologies for Market Analysis


1. Advanced Econometrics

2. Research Methods

3. History of Economic Thought 

  • 2008-2010 Seoul National University- College of Engineering , MSc Full Scholarship
  • 2011-2014 Seoul National University- College of Engineering , PhD Full Scholarship

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