Dr. Wafa Orman

Associate Dean, College of Business Associate Professor, Economics & Computational Analysis Department


301 Sparkman Drive
Business Administration Building
Room 350C
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Arizona, 2007
  • M.A., Economics, University of Arizona, 2004
  • M.A., Economics, University of Mumbai, 2002
  • B.Comm., University of Mumbai, 2000

Honors & Awards

  • "Survival of the Strictest? An Experimental Examination of Club Goods," University of Alabama in Huntsville 2009 Research Mini-Grant
  • Trust and Social Capital in Immigrant Networks, NSF Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) and Department of Homeland Security Special Competition 2007-2008


  • Referee, American Economic Review
  • Referee, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Toronto, 2008
  • Discussant, Southern Economic Association Annual Conference 2008, Washington DC
  • Discussant, Western Social Science Association Annual Conference 2006, Phoenix, AZ
  • Discussant, Western Economic Association Annual Conference 2006, San Diego, CA
  • Participant, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP) Mentoring Workshop 2008, New Orleans, LA
  • Member, American Economic Association
  • Member, Southern Economic Association


  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Religion
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Experimental Behavioral Economics

Recent Publications

  • Azita Amiri, Brinda Mahalingam, Anton Derbes, Jordan Haney, Susan Alexander, and Wafa Hakim Orman. The impact of chronic ambient exposure to pm2. 5 and ozone on asthma prevalence and copd mortality rates in the southeastern united states. Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 38: Nursing Perspectives on Environmental Health, page 15, 2019.

  • Wafa Hakim Orman. Religiosity and financial crises in the united states. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 58(1):20–46, 2019

  • Brinda Mahalingam and Wafa Hakim Orman. GDP and energy consumption: A panel analysis of the US. Applied Energy, 213:208 – 218, 2018.

  • James C. Cox & Wafa Hakim Orman. (2015) Trust and Trustworthiness of Immigrants and Native-Born Americans, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Volume 57, Pages 1-8

  • Eric A. Fong, Xuejing Xing, Wafa Hakim Orman, William I. Mackenzie Jr. (2015) Consequences of deviating from predicted CEO labor market compensation on long-term firm value, Journal of Business Research, Volume 68, Issue 2, Pages 299-305

  • Michael D. Makowsky, Wafa Hakim Orman, Sandra J. Peart. (2014) Playing with other people's money: Contributions to public goods by trustees, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Volume 53, Pages 44-55

  • Utteeyo Dasgupta and Wafa Hakim Orman. Does heterogeneity help in overcoming the public goods dilemma in a sequential contribution environment? Group Decision and Negotiation, 23(5):1219–1239, 2014.

  • Dasgupta, U., Orman, W. H. (2014) Does Heterogeneity Help in Overcoming the Public Goods Dilemma in

  • Charles M. North, Wafa Hakim Orman, and Carl R. Gwin. Religion, corruption, and the rule of law. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 45(5):757–779, 2013.

  • Wafa Hakim Orman. Giving it away for free? The nature of job-market signaling by open-source software developers. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 8(1):1–33, 2008. a Sequential Contribution Environment? Group Decision and Negotiation, 1–21.