Work by the faculty and students of the Department of Finance

Recent Submissions

  • Religiosity, neglected risk and asset returns: theory and evidence from Islamic finance industry 

    Azmat, Saad; Ali, Haiqa; Azad, A. S. M. Sohel; Hassan, M. Kabir (American University of Sharjah, 2018-11)
    This paper studies the sociological influence of religion on the risk and return in the financial markets with particular context of Islamic finance, a rapidly emerging and expanding financial industry. The paper builds a ...
  • Governance and Short Sales 

    Dupuis, Daniel; Kryzanowski, Lawrence (American University of Sharjah, 2015)
    This paper investigates the relationship between short sales and governance. We argue that short sales are reversely linked to the overall level of corporate governance of a firm and that sellers react contemporaneously ...
  • Has the Financial Crisis had an Adverse Effect on Bank Competition? 

    Mirzaei, Ali; Moore, Tomoe (American University of Sharjah, 2015-01-25)
    This article investigates whether the recent financial crisis has had any adverse impact on bank competition for 24 emerging and 25 advanced countries with large and small-size banks over the sample period 2001-2010. The ...
  • The Effects of Analyst Forecast Properties on the Cost of Debt: International Evidence 

    Boubakri, Narjess; El Ghoul, Sadok; Guedhami, Omrane; Samet, Anis (American University of Sharjah, 2014-01-02)
    This study investigates whether financial analysts play a governance role in international debt markets by examining the link between analyst forecast characteristics and the cost of debt financing. Using a sample of 2,686 ...
  • International Diversification and Corporate Social Responsibility 

    Attig, Najah; Boubakri, Narjess; El Ghoul, Sadok; Guedhami, Omrane (American University of Sharjah, 2013-11-07)
    Using a large sample of 3,040 U.S. firms and 16,606 firm-year observations over the 1991-2010 period, we find strong evidence that firm internationalization is positively related to the firm's corporate social responsibility ...
  • Firm Growth and Political Institutions 

    Boubakri, Narjess; El Ghoul, Sadok; Saffar, Walid (American University of Sharjah, 2013-11-06)
    Using a large sample of 115,534 firm-year observations from 46 countries over the period 1992 to 2007, we investigate the impact of political institutions on firms' growth. We find that high levels of political constraint ...
  • Investors' Payout-form Preference and Taxes 

    Chazi, Abdelaziz; Theodossioub, Alexandra; Zantout, Zaher (American University of Sharjah, 2013-06-05)
    We find the form of U.S. corporate cash payout to shareholders often relevant to share price and in different directions at different times. Regularly cash-dividend paying firms have a significant share price premium ...