Sakib Mahmud

Dr. Sakib

Sustainable Management | Interdisciplinary Studies | Economics
Office: Erlasnson Hall 305C


Dr. Sakib Mahmud is a Professor in Sustainable Management and Economics at the School of Business and Economics of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Dr. Mahmud is also affiliated with the Sustainable Management undergraduate and graduate programs which are offered in collaboration between University of Wisconsin campuses and the University of Wisconsin-Extended Campus at Madison, Wisconsin.

Prior to this appointment, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor for the academic year 2011-2012 at the Department of Economics of the University of Montana. He was also a lecturer at the Department of Economics at North South University in Bangladesh for the academic years of 2003-2005. He received his doctoral degree in economics from the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming in 2011. He completed his degree in M.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia (UBC) of Canada in 2002.

Dr. Mahmud’s research specializations include applied microeconomics with applications on issues related to sustainable management/ sustainability, environmental and resource economics, climate change adaptation of coastal households, small business economics, and public policy.

Dr. Mahmud received numerous grants during his brief academic career. He was also 2014-2015 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow under the University of Wisconsin System.

Dr. Mahmud is current President of the Wisconsin Economic Association (WEA). He is also serving as a Board Member of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation (DSACF) – a non-profit organization that encourage private giving for the public good and foster generosity, civic engagement and inclusiveness.

Dr. Mahmud is a Steering Committee Member of the National Bank of Commerce-sponsored Regional Economic Indicators Forum (REIF) to perform research to develop long-term study of economic indicators that covers 15 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

From Spring 2015, Dr. Mahmud is serving as the Academic Director for the Sustainable Management Undergraduate program offered through the University of Wisconsin system.

To establish research collaborations, Dr. Mahmud is a Senior Fellow at the Asian Center for Development, which is a research think tank to promote better understanding and relations among the people, policy makers, researchers and academics in order to a ensure sustainable development path for Asia.

Dr. Mahmud enjoys working with Duluth Superior Eco Rotary with his spouse and young family. He enjoys reading nonfictions, watching movies, and playing/ watching soccer, cricket, and tennis.

Notable University and Community Services

  • President: Wisconsin Economic Association (WEA), October 2023 – present
  • Board of Trustees: Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation (DSACF), June 2023 – present
  • President: Duluth Superior Eco Rotary, June 2024 – present
  • President-elect: Duluth Superior Eco Rotary, June 2023 – June 2024
  • Academic Director: University of Wisconsin System Sustainable Management Undergraduate Program, representing UW-Superior (2015 – present)
  • Faculty Representative of UW-Superior: United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), 2021 – present
  • Chair: Himalayan Policy Research Consortium (HPRConsortium), Policy Research Focus on the South-South Global Issues (2017 – present)
  • Senior Fellow: Asian Center for Development (ACD), 2015 – present
  • Faculty Senate Member, represented School of Business and Economics (SBE), 2019-2022 (nominated)

Regional Economic Indicators Forum (REIF)

  • Regional Economics Faculty Research Staff, Regional Economic Indicators Forum (REIF), performing research to develop and provide updates on current and future economic indicators that covers economies of 15 counties in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. The Semi-Annual REIF event is organized in collaboration with the National Bank of Commerce, the College of St. Scholastica, and University of Minnesota-Duluth, 2015-present 
  • REIF Steering Committee Member, 2015-present  



  • 2022-2023 – Max H. Lavine Award for Outstanding Professional Research and Publication 
  • 2015 – Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin System


  • 2011 – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Economics, University of Wyoming
  • 2002 – Master of Arts (M.A.) – University of British Columbia
  • 2000 – Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Economics, North South University, Bangladesh