Dr. Brinda Mahalingam

Clinical Associate Professor - Economics & Computational Analysis, Honors College


301 Sparkman Drive
Business Administration Building
Room 314
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado
  • M.A., Economics, San Jose State University
  • M.A., Economics, Annamalai University, India
  • B.A., Economics, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Honors & Awards

  • Collaborative Learning Fellow, UAH, 2017
  • Open Educational Resource (OER) Award, ACHE/ACCS, 2018


  • Member, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, Southern Regional Science Association

Recent Publications

  • Amiri, A., B. Mahalingam, A. Derbes, and W. H. Orman, “The impact of long-term exposure to ambient PM2.5 and ozone on respiratory diseases and health expenditure,” submitted to Nursing Economics, 2019

  • Mahalingam, B., and W. H. Orman, “GDP and Energy Consumption: A panel study of the U.S.”, Applied Energy, Vol 213, page 208-218, 2018.

  • Mahalingam, B., “Revival of Essay Writing in Economics,” International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2013.

  • Return on Investment on Investment Tax credits, 2018 conducted with Jeff Thompson for The Huntsville Chamber of Commerce

  • Economic Impact of Toyota Mazda Plant, 2018 conducted with Jeff Thompson for the University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Economic Impacts of the Economic Development Announcements 2015-2018 (half year) (Madison, Morgan and Limestone County) 2018 conducted with Jeff Thompson for The Huntsville Chamber and Huntsville International Airport

  • Economic Impacts of Economic Developments on the City School Districts (half year) (Madison County), 2018 conducted with Jeff Thompson for The Chamber of Commerce, Huntsville

  • Economic Impact Analysis 2006-2018. 2019 conducted with Jeff Thompson, Director of CMER for Hudson Alpha.

  • Economic Impacts of the Major Defense & Security-Related Industry in Calhoun County, AL 2018, 2019, conducted with Jeff Thompson for Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Task Force

  • Economic Impacts of Indorama Plants in North Alabama for 2017-2019, conducted with Jeff Thompson for Indorama