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Abdullah Mamun


George S. Dembroski Scholar

Fellow in Credit Union Finance, Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

Ph.D. (Financial Economics) (New Orleans) MA Economics (Western University)

306-966-1862 mamun@edwards.usask.ca CV

25 Campus Drive, Nutrien Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, SK, S7N 5A7

Brief Biography

Abdullah Mamun is Professor of Finance and George S. Dembroski Scholar at the Edwards School of Business. He is also Fellow in Credit Union Finance at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives. He has taught economics and finance at undergraduate and graduate level at the University of New Orleans and at Massey University before moving to the University of Saskatchewan. He is actively involved in graduate student supervision (both M.Sc. and Ph.D.). His students have worked in different areas of financial economics, banking risk management, non-traditional banking activity, financial markets, and M&A. Many of his graduate students are well placed in academia, the private sector and in government.

Professor Mamun has a very wide research interest. His current research projects involve monetary policy and banking, risk management, credit unions, financial economics, M&A, etc. He has published over 20 research articles in journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, The Financial Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Policy Modeling, International Review of Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance & Finance Research Letters, among others. He has served as reviewers in journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, Financial Services Review, Global Journal of Finance and Economics, The Financial Review and International Money and Finance. He is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management.

He is active in professional organizations; he has served on program committee of Eastern Finance Association, Southwestern Finance Association, and Academy of Financial Services. He regularly attends and presents papers at academic conferences such as The Financial Management Association International, Asian Finance Association and Southwestern Finance Association.

Current and past academic positions

  • Professor, Department of Finance and Management Science, Edwards School of Business, July 2022- Present
  • George S. Dembroski Scholar, Department of Finance and Management Science, Edwards School of Business, July 2022- Present
  • Associate Professor, Tenured, Department of Finance and Management Science, Edwards School of Business, July 2011-June 2022
  • Fellow in Credit Union Finance, Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, January 2017- Present
  • Graduate Chair in Finance, Department of Finance and Management Science, Edwards School of Business, July 2015-June 2019
  • The Center for Strategic Financial Management Scholar, Department of Finance and Management Science, Edwards School of Business, July 2011- June 2013
  • Associate Professor, Without Tenure, Department of Finance and Management Science,Edwards School of Business, 2006-June 2011
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Commerce, Massey University, July 2003–December 2006


  • Ph.D. in Financial Economics (2003), University of New Orleans
  • M.A. in Economics (1999), Western University
  • M.S.S. in Economics (1996), University of Dhaka
  • B.S.S. in Economics (1995), University of Dhaka


  • Security Analysis and Evaluation (first course in Investments)
  • Applied Security Analysis (Investment practicum for undergraduate students managing $2million invested in securities in Canadian, US and international financial market).
  • Financial Institutions Management (fourth year course in Banking)
  • Portfolio Theory and Management (fourth year course in Investment Theory)
  • Investments, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (MBA course)
  • Financial Institutions Management (M.Sc. course in Banking)
  • Advanced Investment Theory (M.Sc. course in Investment Theory)
  • Seminar in Finance (M.Sc. seminar course)
  • Corporate Finance (M.Sc. course in Corporate Finance)

Research Interest

  • Banking
  • Credit Union
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial Economics
  • M&A

Publication (selected)

  • Adbullah Mamun. Understanding growth and its policy implication for Canadian credit unions, International Review of Economics & Finance, (Forthcoming).
  • Abdullah Mamun, Garett Meier, Craig Wilson.  How Do Noninterest Income Activities Affect Bank Holding Company Performance? Finance Research Letters, (Forthcoming).

  • Azam, Nimita, Abdullah Mamun, and George F. Tannous, 2022. Credit derivatives and loan yields. The Financial Review57(1), pp.205-241.

  • Abdullah Mamun, George Tannous, and Sicong Zhang, 2021. Do regulatory bank mergers improve operating performance? International Review of Economics & Finance, 73, pp.152-174.

  • Asem Alhomaidi, M. Kabir Hassan, William J. Hippler and Abdullah Mamun, 2019, The impact of religious certification on market segmentation and investor recognition Journal of Corporate Finance, 28-48

  • Abdullah Mamun, Md. Didarul Alam and George Tannous, 2019, Did the regulatory changes of 1999 and 2001 affect income smoothing behavior of US banks? Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting¸ 1011-1041

  • Abdullah Mamun and Dev Mishra, 2012, Industry merger intensity and Cost of Capital, International Review of Finance, Volume: 12 Issue: 4 pp. 469-490

  • Kabir Hassan, Ihsan Isik and Abdullah Mamun, 2010, Trade liberalization and industry performance in Bangladesh, Journal of Policy Modeling, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp. 399-417

  • Abdullah Mamun, M. Kabir Hassan, and Neal Maroney, 2005. The Wealth and Risk Effects of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) on the US Banking Industry, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting. 32, No. 1 & 2, pp. 351-388

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Working Papers and Work in Progress

  • Income Smoothing, Allowance and Provision for Loan Losses: Evidence from U.S. Credit Unions with Dev Mishra and Santa Hegde, (current version July 2022). Presented at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operative under title of ‘Provision for Loan Losses in U.S. Credit Unions: Income Smoothing and Safety and Soundness, 2019 Credit Union Research Workshop, jointly organized by Credit Union National Association (CUNA), University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperative, Filene Research Institute.

Honors and Awards

  • Highly Commended Paper at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011 (Emerald).
  • McGraw-Hill Irwin Distinguished Paper in Economics award at 2011 Southwestern Society of Economists.
  • Best Research Award for 2005, Massey University, Department of Commerce.
  • McGraw-Hill Irwin Distinguished Paper in Finance award at 2003 Southwestern Finance Association.
  • Department of Economics and Finance Nomination for University of New Orleans Alumni Award for 2002.
  • The Toussaint Hocevar Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 2001 at University of New Orleans.