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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


    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.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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