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Shamar Stewart

Assistant Professor
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250 Drillfield Dr.
202-A Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Shamar Stewart's recent research projects have focused on exchange rates stability and the synchronicity of economic growth. His broad research interests center on the fields of international finance, applied time series econometrics, and macro-finance.


Applied econometrics and economic analytics; international development economics


PhD. Economics, University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2019

MA. Economics, University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2019

MSc. Economics, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, 2011

BSc. Economics & Statistics, UWI, Jamaica, 2009

My current research agenda is centered on the issues of currency fluctuations and stability as well as economic growth synchronization. To this end, I utilize nonlinear time series econometric models to assess the time-varying properties of the data.

Courses Taught

  • Business Finance
  • Principles Macroeconomics
  • Fin. Analysis and Modeling
  • Business Finance


  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2019-Present
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama, Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies, 2014-2019
  • Economist, Bank of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica, 2012 - 2014


Culverhouse Business School Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student 2018, 2019

Synchronization of Regional Growth Dynamics in China (with Zhicun Bian, Jun Ma and Jinlan Ni), China Economic Review (2018)