Mansur Masih
Professor of Finance and Econometrics

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Updated: July 21, 2017


Dr A Mansur M Masih

Professor of Finance and Econometrics

Teaching Experience:

  • UK and Australia 27 Years (1974 - 2001)
  • Saudi Arabia 8 Years (2001 - 2010)
  • Malaysia 7 years (Since 2010)
The Global University of Islamic Finance
Lorong University A (off Jalan University)
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+ 60 3 7651 4186 (Work)
+ 60 3 7651 4110 (Fax)


Mansur's Career, Teaching and Research Experiences at a Glance
(including international professional awards):

Dr Mansur Masih is currently Professor of Finance and Econometrics at INCEIF, the Global University of Islamic Finance, Malaysia. He obtained a Ph .D (in Applied Financial Econometrics) from Leeds University preceded by a Masters in Economics from Manchester University. Prior to joining Global University, he taught at the Australian (New South Wales and Edith Cowan) and British (Leeds) Universities for a total of 27 years and King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia for 8 years. During all these years he taught courses in three disciplines: Finance, Economics, and Applied Econometrics/Statistics at all levels including the MBA and Executive MBA levels.

He used to give an IT-intensive hands-on research workshop regularly to the Business Faculty at the Australian, Saudi Arabian and Malaysian Universities on “Recent and ongoing advances in econometric methodology for applied research”. Mentoring the junior faculty and leading a collaborative research team are his major contributions.

He has held Visiting Appointments with the Universities of Pennsylvania, Oxford, Rhode Island, Australian National, and Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Thailand Development Research Institute, and Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. Also, funded by Special Competitive Annual Research Grants of the University of New South Wales, Australia (where he taught for long 22 years) he made a number of field trips almost annually for twenty years to most South-East Asian and South Asian countries, as well as Hong Kong, China, Korea, and Japan.

He has had 136 refereed “applied” papers published/accepted (of which 125 papers are in European/American international scholarly refereed journals). Another 115 papers applied to issues in Islamic Finance are completed and deposited with REPEC/MPRA as working papers.  A small recent sample: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its applications, J. of International money and finance,  J. of Financial research, J. of Business finance & accounting, Emerging Markets Review, Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv),  J. of Policy modeling,  Economic modelling, Energy Economics, J. of Population economics. Some of these journals are ranked  within the top ten finance journals in the world.  Also, he has had more than 4595 citations so far.

REPEC country rank 1 (top authors by country, Malaysia) and REPEC Global rank 20 (top authors by field, South East Asia),  Research Gate score (above 90% global researchers).

He presented 146 refereed papers at International conferences. He sits on the editorial/advisory board of 13 international refereed journals including 'Subject editorship' of the Journal of of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money and acts as an editorial referee to 16 international refereed journals.

His research excellence is reflected in the following international  professional  recognitions/awards

  • Holder of   “ Saudi Aramco Chair Professor  of  Energy Economics”, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia (2005 – 2008);

  • Holder of  “Bumiputra Commerce Bank Chair Professor of Finance and Banking”, Northern University of Malaysia (2005 -2007) (June-August);

  • Holder of Tun Ismail Ali Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance and Investment”, National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2004 (June-  August);

  • “Keynote Speaker” at the Bi-annual International Business and Economics Conference, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Terengganu, Malaysia, October 2012;

  • “Keynote Speaker” at the International Workshop of the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia, May 2007;

  • “Keynote Speaker” at the Asia-Pacific Economics and Business Bi-annual International Conference, Penang, Malaysia, October 2004 ;  

  • “Keynote Speaker” at the Malaysian Annual Finance Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April, 2003;  

  • the ‘best paper’ award in Asia-Pacific finance conference (Bangkok, 2001); 

  • the ‘best paper’ prize in  Global finance conference sponsored by Chicago stock exchange (Chicago,2000);  

  • the ‘best paper’ prize in PACAP/FMA finance conference sponsored by Kuala Lumpur stock exchange (Kuala Lumpur, 1998); 

  • the ‘best researcher’ of the faculty of business award (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia),1998;  

  • and the recipient of six international ANBAR awards for most cited papers in 2001, 2000,1999, 1997.


Links to the Universities I have been Associated with:

[Rumi Masih's Page (Co-author)]

Professor Dave Allen's Page @ ECU


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