M. Faisal Safa, Ph.D.

M. Faisal SafaAssistant Professor of Economics & Finance

Office: Piper Academic Center (PAC) 105

Phone: (618) 537-6892

 

Education


Ph.D., Finance, University of New Orleans (2013)

M. Sc., Finance, Georgia State University (2009)

M.B.A., Finance, Dalhousie University (2003)

M. Comm., Accounting, University of Dhaka (1994)

B. Comm. (Hons.), Accounting, University of Dhaka (1993)


Teaching Interests


Corporate Finance

Investments

Financial Markets & Institutions

Quantitative Finance

Quantitative Decision Making


Publications


“AIG’s Announcements, Fed’s Innovation, Contagion and Systemic Risk in the Financial Industry” (with M. Kabir Hassan and Neal C. Maroney), 2013, Applied Financial Economics, 23 (16), pp. 1337 – 1348.

“Impact of Financial Liberalization and Foreign Bank Entry on Islamic Banking Performance”, (with M. Kabir Hassan and Benito Sanchez), International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, 2013, International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, 6 (1), pp. 7-42. (lead article).

“Bid-Ask Spread, Futures Market Sentiment and Exchange Rate Returns”, (with Neal C. Maroney) December 2012, Journal of Economic Cooperation & Development, 33(4), pp. 63-85.


Presentations


Governance Structure and Executive Compensation In Banking and Non-Banking Industries, (with M. Kabir Hassan and Abdullah Mamun),
          Southern Economic Association (2012), New Orleans
          Southwestern Finance Association (2013), Albuquerque

“AIG’s Announcements, Fed’s Innovation, Contagion and Systemic Risk in the Financial Industry” (with M. Kabir Hassan and Neal C. Maroney),
          Southern Economic Association (2012), New Orleans
          Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (2012), New Orleans
          Southwestern Finance Association (2012), New Orleans
          Southwestern Society of Economics (2013), Albuquerque

“Impact of Financial Liberalization and Foreign Bank Entry on Islamic Banking Performance”, (Benito Sanchez and M. Kabir Hassan),
          6th International Conference of the School of Economics and Business (2012), Sarajevo

“Upward Ratcheting of CEO Compensation in Large Canadian Corporations: Alternative Explanations” (with S.D. Chowdhury)
          Administrative Science Association of Canada (2005), Toronto

“Is the Ricardian Equivalence Relevant in Determining Economic Trends? An Empirical Assessment of the Canadian Experience” (with Fazley Siddiq)
          Atlantic Canadian Economic Association (2004), New Brunswick
          Canadian Economic Association (2003), Ottawa


Awards


Toussaint Hocevar Outstanding Doctoral Student, University of New Orleans (2012)

Crescent City Doctoral Scholarship, University of New Orleans (2009–2013)

Merit Scholarship, University of Dhaka (1990–1994)


Organizations & Memberships


Member, Financial Management Association

Member, Southwestern Finance Association