College of Business, Health, and Human Services
Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Moiz Bhai is an associate professor of economics in the department of accounting, economics, and finance at UA Little Rock. His recent research focuses on the intersections of health and labor economics and the economic and policy implications of practice occupational licensing reform.
Boiz states his professional and personal goal is evaluate policies that can improve the lives of Americans and reduce disparities. He notes a major challenge to improving poor health of Americans is exacerbated by their inability to find a medical provider. Bhai has published 7 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Economics Letters and Economic Inquiry and he has multiple manuscripts under review. He has also published an op-ed in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and a policy brief in Pennsylvania with the Commonwealth Fund.
In addition to this, Boiz has won 8 grants totaling more than $120,000 in external funding even while teaching classes. These include research grants from the Council of State Boards of Nursing’s Center for Regulatory Excellence, the Charles Koch Foundation, and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University just to name a few. With these research funds, he has hosted seminars on campus, invited economists to visit UA Little Rock and give talks ranging from immigration to the economics of health care, and hire student research assistants, which aids in student’s personal research interest and their education experience.
Bhai received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a M.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.