Abdullah Mamun

Associate Professor

Graduate Chair in Finance

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

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

Room 78
25 Campus Drive, Nutrien Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, SK, S7N 5A7


Abdullah Mamun earned his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Economics from University of Dhaka, Bangledesh. He finished his M.A. in Economics from University of Western Ontario and Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans. He taught finance at the University of New Orleans and at Massey University before moving to the University of Saskatchewan where he is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Edwards School of Business.

Professor Mamun's teaching interests are financial institutions and investments at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He has taught courses in banking, corporate finance, and investments at the undergraduate level; and corporate finance and investments at the graduate level including MBA and M.Sc. programs. Professor Mamun is actively involved with graduate supervision. He had supervised one Ph.D. thesis and more than a dozen M.Sc. theses. Since coming to Edwards School he has supervised three M.Sc. theses and is currently supervising another three M.Sc. students. His students have worked on different areas of financial economics. His current students are working in areas such as banking risk management, non-traditional banking activity, financial markets and M&A.

Professor Mamun has a very wide research interest. His current research projects involve monetary policy and banking, bank risk management, financial economics, M&A etc. He research has appeared in the area of banking, corporate finance, financial economics and investments. His research has appeared in Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Review of Financial Economics, Journal of Policy Modeling, International Review of Finance, Applied Financial Economics, Applied Economics Letters and Journal of Economics and Finance. He is active in professional organizations; he has served on program committee of Eastern Finance Association, Southwestern Finance Association, and Academy of Financial Services.

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
  • Special University Scholarship and International Graduate Student Scholarship at University of Western Ontario.

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Edwards School of Business

Current Undergraduate Courses

COMM 367: Security Analysis and Evaluation

COMM 469: Management of Financial Institutions

Current M.Sc. Course

FIN 989: Readings in Financial Institutions

Current MBA Course

MBA 854: Investments, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Past courses

COMM 467: Portfolio Theory and Management

FIN 801: Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance

Past Courses at other institutions

Advanced Investment Analysis (M.Fin program, Massey University)

Investment Analysis (B.Com program, Massey University)

Investment (B.Sc. program, University of New Orleans)

Corporate Finance (B.Sc. program, University of New Orleans)

Recent Publications

  • Industry merger intensity and Cost of Capital (with Dev Mishra), International Review of Finance, forthcomming.
  • Business Cycle and Aggregate Industry Mergers (Sardan Komlenovic, and Dev Mishra) Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol 35, No 3, pp. 239-259, July 2011.  
  • Cross-border Impact of the Financial Services Modernization Act: Evidence from Large Foreign Banks (with M. Kabir Hassan and Ihsan Isik) Applied Economics Letters, vol. 18, issue 4, pp. 337-341, 2011.
  • Size Does Matter! The intra-industry effect of bank loan ratings (with Lawrence Rose and Wei-Huei Hsu) Applied Financial Economics vol. 20, issue 23, page 1807-1818, November 2010.