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    instability in financial markets, price and volatility dynamics, economic and industrial development in East Asia and Africa

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    Research Interests

    • Instability in financial markets - caused by market structural issues, e.g. trade constraints, and external events, e.g. terrorism.
    • Price and volatility dynamics - stock, foreign exchange and commodity futures markets, and their interactions.
    • Intraday and high-frequency trading - with a special emphasis on liquidity and efficiency.
    • Economic and industrial development in East Asia and Africa - oil and transportation industries, FDI, trades and factor mobility.
    • Corporate financial performance
    • Financial market integration

    Biography

    I was awarded a PhD from the University of Nottingham after graduated with a MSc degree in economics and finance from the University of York. I had taught at Durham University full-time since 2010 before joining Oxford Brookes University in 2014 as a senior lecturer. I have been researching and lecturing at Coventry University since 2015. I have taught many modules in finance, econometrics and economics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and successfully supervised more than 140 students for their MSc/UG dissertations. Prior to his academic career, I worked as a business consultant and a military officer for several years. I am currently the PGR (PhD/MRES) Director for the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI).

    Area of Expertise:

    • Applied econometrics
    • Financial econometrics
    • Sectoral and regional studies

    PhD Project

    I am currently supervising the following PhD projects.

    • Impact of industry diversification on economic and human development in oil-producing Sub-Saharan African countries. 
    • Investigating the causes and impact of South Korea's FDI into Sub-Saharan African countries.
    • Testing decouping and recoupling hypotheses between conventrional and Islamic stock markets. 
    • Corporate financial performance and the adoption of entreprise risk management. 
    • Corporate financial performance and corporate social responsibility.

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