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Last updated 18th April 2024


I am a Professor in Economics and Finance, and Director of Graduate Education, at the Huddersfield Business School. I have previously worked at the University of Bradford School of Management, University of Kent, Imperial College London and the University of Sheffield. I am an experienced academic with an established track record of completing high quality research, developing research networks, securing research funding where I have demonstrated research leadership, and producing high quality research outputs. I research in areas such as innovation and firm theory, corporate finance, international economics and applied econometrics, especially time-series econometrics, quantile regression and nonparametric econometrics. My research has resulted in publications in high quality journals such as the Technovation (ABS 3*), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (ABS 3*), Journal of Agricultural Economics (ABS 3*), Economics Letters (ABS 3*), International Review of Financial Analysis (3*) and Annals of Tourism Research (ABS 4*). I am currently leading a University of Huddersfield ASRI funded project on wellbeing, income and productivity research, for which a research fellow has been in post since March 2024. I also led an international team across six countries as principal investigator for a successful EU FP7 funding bid titled "Crossing Boundaries", awarded EUR194,500 (Dec 2015-Dec 2016; co-investigator: 2013-Nov 2015). Other successful bids include research for the World Bank and the UK Food Standards Agency, and research visits funded by Erasmus+. I am also Associate Editor of Bulletin of Economic Research (ABS 2*). I am currently PI for a University ASRI funded grant on the relationship between income, wellbeing and productivity, for which a Research Fellow should be in post by early 2024.

I am currently researching on interesting and topical areas such as welfare gains arising from trade; understanding liquidity within the eurozone; determinants of innovation outcomes and the role of institutions and IPR systems; and investigating the motherhood penalty for the UK using Understanding Society data. I regularly act as internal and external examiner for PhD examinations.  I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Sheffield. I gained an MA (IPE), with distinction, from the University of Hull for which I was awarded a British Chevening Scholarship. I also hold an MBA (IB), with distinction, from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. I completed my BA Honours degree in Economics from the University of Delhi gaining a first class award.

I have previously led a range of modules at PG level (MSc Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Methods in Finance), UG (IPO and Intangibles), PhD workshops and MBA teaching (Accounting and Economics for Decision Making, core module) at the triple-crown accredited Bradford University School of Management. My teaching aspires to engage with students and enable them to reason effectively and think through complex problems with reference to `real world' decision making.

I am HBS/ SBEL lead for institutional partnerships with elite Indian
higher education institutions (IIT Delhi, IIM Bangalore, IIFT and
IGIDR), University of Barcelona, and in South East Asia (University of Economics Saigon; Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta). These initiatives include institutional MOUs, academic research collaboration across institutions, and PGR exchanges. I have engaged in international outreach (IVA Driebergen and the triple crown Toulouse Business School) and recruitment activities overseas. I have also acted as Programme Leader for specialist MScs in finance, contributing to programme monitoring and review, and programme development in related areas such as Financial Technology.


Research Degree Supervision

I welcome applications from PhD students in the areas of international economics, firm theory and innovation, corporate finance and applied econometrics. Proposals aiming to employ cutting edge statistical / econometric methods in these and related areas are particularly welcome. 

Some recent PhD completions and topics

Oladoke Oke (2024), "Essays on Intersections of Energy Poverty and Development Outcomes".

Dina Tamazin (2024), "Developing A Comprehensive Performance Measurement Model of Sustainability Particular for Oil Refining Sector".

Aliyu Buhari Isah (2023), "Three Essays on Chinese Investments in Africa", Lecturer in International Business Economics, Lincoln University

Hossam Omara (2021), "The Impact of Board Diversity on Textual Social, Environmental Disclosures, and Corporate Performance", won the Dean's Prize for Innovation and Impact in Doctoral Research (Bradford School of Management)  Lecturer in Finance, Accounting & Logistics, AAST 

Nikhil Sapre (2021): “Three Essays on Financial Inclusion”
Joynal Abdin (2021): “The Impact of Institutions on Innovation: Three Empirical Studies”
Stefano Grillini (2020): “Three Essays in Financial Economics”
Hasan Tekin (2019): “The Impact Of The Global Financial Crisis And Institutional Settings On Corporate Financial Decisions”
Rabab Ebrahim (2017): “Dividend Policy, Stock Liquidity And Stock Price Informativeness”
Richmond Akwasi Atuahene (2017): “Corporate Governance And Financial Performance: Evidence From The Ghanaian Banking Sector”
Diara Md Jadi (2015) “An Empirical Analysis Of Determinants Of Financial Performance Of Insurance Companies In The United Kingdom”

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

External Examiner - BSc in Economics, Lancaster University

Sep 2023Aug 2027

External Exminer - MA in Economics , Westminster Business School


Research Expertise and Interests

  • international economics
  • innovation and firm theory
  • corporate finance
  • applied econometrics


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