Mudassar Hasan


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Academic Biography

Dr. Mudassar Hasan has over 13 years of experience in teaching, research, and leadership in academia. He completed his Ph.D. (Finance) from the School of Economics & Finance, Massey University, New Zealand. Dr. Hasan is the 2020 Recipient of the Dean's List of Exceptional Doctoral Theses for his doctoral research titled "Essays on Spillover Effects of Economic and Geopolitical Uncertainty." He was also awarded a Gold Medal for his M.Phil. (Finance) at Lahore Business School, The University of Lahore, Pakistan.   

Before joining Teesside University International Business School (TUIBS), Teesside University, he worked at Lahore Business School, The University of Lahore, Pakistan, where he headed the cluster of accounting and finance during 2014-2016 and facilitated most of the modules of accounting and finance.  Dr. Hasan also served as a Contract Lecturer and a Research Associate at the School of Economics and Finance, Massey University, New Zealand, between 2016 and 2020.


Research Interests and Scholarly Activity

Dr. Hasan's scholarly interests revolve around Fintech, Decentralised Finance, Financial Contagion, and Climate Finance. 

Dr. Hasan has extensive research experience. He has published consistently in ABS-ranked journals, including:

  • Energy Economics,
  • Economics Letters,
  • Journal of Environmental Management
  • International Review of Financial Analysis,
  • International Journal of Finance & Economics,
  • Finance Research Letters,
  • International Review of Economics & Finance,
  • Global Finance Journal,
  • Journal of Behavioral & Experimental Finance,
  • The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance,
  • The Annals of Regional Science,
  • Tourism Economics,
  • Resources Policy,
  • Economic Analysis and Policy,
  • Eurasian Business Review,
  • Financial Innovation,
  • The Singapore Economic Review,
  • The Pakistan Development Review.

Dr Hasan has presented his research works at the following conferences:

  • The 2023 British Academy of Management Conference to be held between 01-06 September at Sussex Business School, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.
  • The 2022 British Academy of Management Conference to be held between 30 August and 01 September at Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • The 36th Eurasian Business and Economic Society Conference, held on July 1-3, 2021, Elite World Istanbul Hotel, Istanbul, Türkiye.
  • The Asian Development Bank's Virtual Workshop on Reforming Asian Utilities: Institutional Reforms for Boosting Private Investments held on November 18-19, 2020.
  • The 23rd Annual New Zealand Finance Colloquium, Lincoln, New Zealand, 13-15 February 2019. The colloquium was hosted by the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce at Lincoln University in Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • The 8th Annual New Zealand Finance Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand, 17-19 December 2018. The meeting was hosted by the Auckland Centre for Financial Research, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
  • The Annual Meeting of American Accounting Association (AAA), August 02-06, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
  • The 28th Annual General Meeting & Conference (AGM) of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE) held between November 13-15, 2012, in the Marriott Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan.

He has also refereed for several well-reputed journals, including:

  • Energy Economics
  • International Review of Financial Analysis
  • Journal of Environmental Management
  • International Review of Economics and Finance
  • Finance Research Letters
  • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
  • Resources Policy
  • Economic Analysis and Policy
  • Journal of Risk Finance
  • Annals of Financial Economics
  • International Finance
  • Financial Innovation
  • International Journal of Finance and Economics
  • International Journal of Managerial Finance
  • International Journal of Financial Engineering
  • Managerial Finance
  • Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences
  • Qualitative Research in Financial Markets
  • Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility

Currently, Dr. Hasan is also serving as Managing Editor of the Asian Finance Research Journal (AFRJ), a journal that, under his leadership, secured recognition in the "Y-Category" and funding from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He is also an Advisory Board Member of Heliyon Business and Economics and Advances in Decision Sciences. 

Awards and Accolades

Dr. Hasan has received the following awards and recognition for his research output.

  • Massey University 2020 Recipient of Dean's List of Exceptional Doctoral Theses for the Ph.D. thesis titled "Essays on Spillover Effects of Economic and Geopolitical Uncertainty."
  • The University of Lahore 2022 Best Researcher award for exceptional research output in 2021.

Teaching and Learning Engagement

Dr. Hasan is currently teaching undergraduate and post-graduate modules in 

  • Contemporary Financial Technology;
  • Future Ready Enterprises
  • Innovation Finance;
  • Core Concepts in Accounting and Finance;
  • Corporate Finance;
  • Strategic Finance;
  • Finance Management;
  • Business Finance; 
  • Financial Crime; 
  • Managing Operations & Finance;
  • Accounting Essentials for Business Success. 

Dr. Hasan also supervises final year undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and DBA student theses. 


Teaching Qualification

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Leadership, Administration, and Citizenship 

Dr. Hasan is currently serving in the following leadership and administrative roles:

  • Previous Course Leader: BA (Hons) Business Finance and Accounting
  • Current Course Leader: MSc Finance and Investment
  • Research Integrity and Liaison Officer
  • Link Tutor: Management Development Institute Singapore (Tashkent)
  • Research Ethics Review Committee Member (for Doctoral Students and Staff)
  • Personal Tutor: MSc International Management (Applied) & MSc International Management (Accountancy) (Applied)
  • DBA/PhD Internal Examiner
  • DBA/PhD Annual Review Assessor
  • End Point Assessment Panel Member
  • PhD Viva Chair
  • Member of Sustainable Finance research group
  • Member of Digital Transformation research group
  • Academic Mentor
  • Quality Assurance and Validation (QAV) Panel Member


Memberships and Professional Engagement

  • Member of Financial Management Special Interest Group (SIG) - British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Member of British Academy of Management
  • Member of British Accounting & Finance Association
  • Member of Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES)
  • Member of Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI) 


Ph.D. Supervision

Dr. Hasan welcomes Ph.D. applicants who are interested in the following research areas:

  • Financial Technology (Fintech)
  • Decentralised Finance
  • Financial market connectedness
  • Climate finance


    Current Doctoral Students:

    Mengyu Lu


    Amedu Oche

    Thesis Title: Relationship between Cryptocurrency and Growth of                          Organized Crimes. A Case Study Nigeria

         Barbra Arinaitwe

         Thesis Title: The influence of digital marketing on Fintech growth in                               Uganda

         Abubakari Assani

         Thesis Title: Impact of women on board on firm performance

         Huda Al-Rawi

         Thesis Title: The effect of crisis management on the credit risk                     financials of SMEs in UAE

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE), Teesside University

Award Date: 28 Jul 2023

PhD, Finance, Massey University

1 Mar 201618 Jun 2020

Award Date: 26 Aug 2020

External positions

Governor, Outwood Academy

6 Dec 2022 → …

Advisory Board Member, Advances in Decision Sciences

Sept 2022 → …

Adivsory Board Member, Heliyon Business and Economics

Sept 2022 → …

External Examiner, Quaid-i-Azam School of Management Sciences (QASMS), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

8 Aug 2022 → …

Associate Editor, Asian Finance Research Journal, The University of Lahore

Dec 2020 → …

Guest Editor, Journal of Competitiveness

Guest Editor, Research in International Business and Finance (CABS2)


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