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Haitham A. Al-zoubi

Associate Professor
Alfaisal University
Saudi Arabia


Dr. Haitham A. Al-Zoubi is a financial economist with consulting, research, and teaching in asset pricing, financial engineering, corporate finance, and Islamic finance. He worked as Deputy Director General for Research and Development at Jordan's Social Security Corporation where he had fundamental contributions to Jordan Social Security policy and reform. Dr. Al-Zoubi received his PhD in Finance from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA in 2003. He worked as an associate professor of finance at United Arab Emirates University and as an assistant professor of finance at the Hashemite University. He has 23 papers published in highly ranked refereed academic journals like; Journal of Futures Markets, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and Applied Economics.

Research Interest

Asset Pricing Theory, Derivative Securities, Financial Engineering, Pension Reform , IPO s , and Is lamic Finance .


  • The Long Swings of Spot Exchange Rates and Complex Unit Roots Hypothesis," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money , 2008, 18, (3), 236 - 244 .

  • A New look at the Forward Premium “Puzzle”, " Journal of Fut ures Markets , 2011, 31 , (7 ), 599 - 628 . Lead Article.

  • Extreme IPO Underpricing and the Legal Environment in Wealthy Emerging Economies , " with A. Anzi , Journal of Multinational Financial Management , 2015, 31 , 83 - 103 .

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