School of Business and Economics


Sad Abu-Alim Bsc Finance (University of South Florida, USA); MBA in advanced financial management (University of South Florida, USA)

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Doctoral Researcher in Accounting and Finance

Sad joined the School's PhD program in October 2018 and is a member of the Accounting & Finance Group as well as the Economics group. Previously, Sad worked from 2013-2018 as a Lecturer in the Department of Finance at the Hashemite University (Jordan). He was awarded a full sponsorship from Hashemite University to study for a PhD in Finance at Loughborough University.

Sad holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance (2010) and MBA (with a concentration in advanced financial management, 2012), both from the University of South Florida, USA. He held positions as real estate agent at Marcus & Millichap and managed a gas station business in Florida.

 Research Interests:

  • Banking
  • Banking regulations
  • Shadow banking
  • Stress tests 

Research Plan:

Investigate the impact of the Supervisory Stress tests on bank’s behaviour.

Supervisor(s): Giovanni Calice and Vitor Castro

Thesis Title/Topic:

The impact of the supervisory stress tests on banks