Samia Islam

Samia Islam
Samia Islam

Samia Islam, associate professor of economics, presented the paper “Well-being, Job Insecurity and the Opiod Crisis” at the 58th Southern Regional Science Association meetings in Washington, D.C., April 4-6. This paper was the first presentation in an invitation-only special session on Regional/spatial Aspects of the Opioid Crisis.

In the paper, Islam and co-author Kelly Chen examine the relationship between perceived job insecurity and opioid abuse behavior, as measured by the misuse of and deaths involving prescription and synthetic opioids.

Islam also co-organized two other sessions, “Transportation, Mobility and Urban Economics,” which Islam chaired, and “Poverty, Conflict and Higher Education.”