Dr Tahir Suleman

Centre of Learning: Business, Hospitality and Tourism

School: School of Business

Teaching Programme: Bachelor of Applied Management

Present research/professional speciality: Currently I am working in the following areas i.e. related to political connection, firm risk and profitability nexus. Second, how the economic policy uncertainty influence the asset prices as well as cost of capital and liquidity risk.

 

Background:

Tahir Suleman is a Lecturer in Finance at Wellington Institute of Technology and Researcher at Victoria Business School. He obtained his Ph.D. from Victoria University of Wellington. He also holds M.Sc. Quantitative Finance, from Hanken School of Economics, Finland and MS Financial Economics from University of Skovde, Sweden. Tahir also served as Vice president of postgraduate student association, Victoria University of Wellington.

He has been actively involved in research and teaching activities. Tahir's areas of research include empirical asset pricing, policy uncertainty, volatility modelling, corporate governance and political connections.

He has presented in the leading international finance conferences around the globe such as, AFBC, Global Finance, and New Zealand Association of Economists, New Zealand Finance Colloquium, New Zealand Econometric Study Group Meeting, IV Financial Research Conference IMEF, Mexico, WEAI, Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Australia.

 

Academic Qualifications

2017: PhD Finance, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 

2010: M.Sc. Quantitative Finance, Hanken School of Economics, Finland 

2008: MS. Financial Economics, University of Skovde, Sweden 

2006: MBA, University of Faisalabad, Pakistan 

 

Professional Positions Held

2015 - current: Lecturer, Wellington Institute of Technology

2016: Visiting Fellow, Sustainable Development Policy Institute

2012: Research Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington

2006 - 2007: Lecturer, University of Faisalabad, Pakistan

 

Professional Distinctions and Memberships

2018: Boyle, Lally, and Rose Prize: New Zealand Finance Colloquium Best Paper award

2018: Invited as Plenary speaker at ICIETBM conference, Iqra University, Pakistan

2016: Wellington Institute of Technology Research Conference and Travel Grant

2015: School of Economics and Finance Research Travel Grant

2014: School of Economics and Finance conference Travel Grant

Victoria University of Wellington Postgraduate Research Scholarship

 

Books and Monographs

Suleman, T (2011), Political Risk and Stock Market Volatility. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN-10: 3845411813.

 

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters, books edited

Arif, I.,Raza, S. A., Ivkovi, A. F., and Suleman, T.(2018), Role of Remittance in the Development of Higher Education in Top Remittances Receiving Countries. Social Indicator Research

Suleman, T., Gupta, R., and Balcilar, M. (2017), Does Country Risks Predict Stock Returns and Volatility? Evidence from a Nonparametric Approach. Research in International Business and Finance, 42, pp.1173-1195.

Umar, Z., and Suleman, T. (2017), Asymmetric Return and Volatility Transmission in Conventional and Islamic Equities. Risks, 5(2), 1{18.

Arif, I., and Suleman, T., (2017), Terrorism and Stock Market Linkages: An Empirical Study from a Front-line State. Global Business Review, 18(2), pp.365-378.

Bhutta, A. I., and Suleman, T., (2017), Capital Structure and Business Groups: Evidence from Pakistan. Journal of Management Sciences, 4(2), pp.248-268.

Butt, H.A, Badshah, I., and Suleman, T. (2017), Illusory Nature of Pricing of Illiquidity Risk: The Test Case of Australian Stock Market. Journal of Finance and Economics Research, 2(2), pp.115-129.

Suleman, T (2012), Stock Market Reaction to Good and Bad Political News. Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting, 4(1), 299-312.

Suleman, T (2012), Stock Market Reaction to Terrorist Attacks: Empirical Evidence from a Front Line State. Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, 6(1), 97{110

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Board Gender Diversity and Risk Management: And a View of the Financial, Investment and Liquidity Policies" 8th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance conference, Victoria University of Wellington.

Performance of Business Groups during the Energy Crisis", 8th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance conference, Victoria University of Wellington.

Political Risk and Risk Premia: Evidence from Firm Level Analysis", 56th New Zealand

Association of Economists Annual Conference (July 2015), Victoria University Brown Bag Seminar Series (October 2015).

Political uncertainty in Developed and Emerging Markets", Victoria University Brown Bag Seminar Series (July 2015), 28th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney (December 2015), New Zealand Finance Colloquium (February 2016), University of Melbourne Brown Bag Seminar Series (April 2016).

Does Trading Really Boost Performance?" Victoria University Brown Bag Seminar Series (May 2014), Victoria University Finance workshop (November 2014), 27th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, (December 2014).

Political Uncertainty and Exchange rate volatility" Victoria University Brown Bag Seminar Series (August 2014), WEAI 11th International Conference, (January 2015), PhD Symposium New Zealand Finance Colloquium, (February 2015).

Country Risk and Volatility of Stock Returns: Panel-GARCH Evidence for Latin America, New Zealand Econometric Study Group Meeting, University of Waikato, New Zealand (February 2014), IV Financial Research Conference IMEF, Mexico (August 2014), New Zealand Finance Colloquium, (February 2015).

Political Risk and Volatility Spillovers of Stock Returns Across India and Asian Markets", 5th SEF Research Symposium, Victoria University of Wellington (February 2014), 55th New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference (July 2014).

Dynamics of Political Risk Rating and Stock Market Volatility", 54th New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference (July 2013), PhD Symposium New Zealand Finance Colloquium, (February 2014).

Stock Market Reaction to Good and Bad Political News", Global Finance Conference in Bangkok, Thailand (April 2011).

 

Research Contributions

2017 - present: PhD thesis examiner for University of Karachi 

2017 - present: PhD thesis examiner for Sukkur IBA University 

2013 - present: Associate Editor - Journal of Management Sciences

2011 -2015: Editor - New Zealand Review of Economics and Finance

Referee: Journal of Applied economics, Arab Journal of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Economics and International Finance, Management Research Review, Australian Accounting Review.

 

External Websites 

https://sites.google.com/site/tahirsulemanprofile/

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