I joined the Open University in June 2018, having previously taught at the University of Leicester and Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. I hold a first class BSc in Economics from the University of Hull, an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a PhD in Finance from the European University Viadrina (Germany) and a PG Cert. in Academic Practice in Higher Education from the University of Leicester.
My primary research interests revolve around asset pricing and investment strategies. More specifically, I am interested in whether stock prices reflect available information efficiently or merely follow the behavioural tendencies of traders. In my early work, I focused on informational asymmetries and the impact of insider trading on market microstructure. More recently, I have concentrated my research efforts on examining the interplay between stock markets and political developments. Several of my publications also investigate the use of technology in payment systems and banking.
I have extensive experience in teaching stock market analysis, equity valuation, portfolio management, financial analysis, investment, international finance, derivatives and risk management, as well as econometrics and statistics. I have taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels utilising the face-to-face and distance learning modes of delivery.
I have acted as a reviewer for nearly 40 academic journals, including Accounting Forum, British Accounting Review, Economic Modelling, European Financial Management, European Journal of Finance, Financial Review, International Review of Economics and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Studies, Quantitative Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and Service Industries Journal.
My research findings have been reported on in many media outlets, including Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times Deutschland, Voice of America, The Economist, CNBC, The Huffington Post, Boston Globe, NASDAQ’s web page, The Globe and Mail (Canada), De Pers (Netherlands), El Cronista (Argentina), Les Echos (France), De Standaard (Belgium), Morgenbladet (Norway), Arab Times (Kuwait), Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Brisbane Times (Australia), Canberra Times (Australia), Deutsche Welle (Germany), L'Économiste (Morocco), Bermuda Sun, Oman Daily Observer, Brunei Times, The Gulf (cover story), Pakistan Today and CoinDesk.