Mansur M. Masih
Professor of Finance and Economics and
Head of Economics Research, Center of
Research Excellence in Renewable Energy,
Department of Finance and Economics
College of Industrial Management (AACSB
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
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Saudi Aramco Chair Professor of
Energy Economics (2005 - 2008)
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Bumiputra Commerce Bank Chair Professor
of Finance & Banking, (2005 - 2007) (June - August) Northern University of
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Tun Ismail Ali
Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance
& Investment, National University of Malaysia,
(June - August)
career, teaching and research experiences at a glance
international professional awards):
Professor Masih obtained a Ph.D (in Applied Financial Econometrics) from
Leeds University in 1974 preceded by a Masters in Economics from Manchester
University in 1969.
Prior to joining King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia
8 years ago, he taught
at the Australian (New South Wales and Edith Cowan) and
British (Leeds) Universities for a total of 27 years preceded by another
6 years at Bangladesh
Universities. During these 40 years he taught courses in three disciplines:
Finance, Economics, and Applied Econometrics/Statistics in Units such as,
Investments, Financial Econometrics, Forecasting methods, International finance
and trade, Managerial economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Industrial economics, Development
economics, Applied econometrics and Statistics. He also taught ‘Multinational
Financial Management’ at the Australian National University for a few
years in August for their ‘Master of Financial Management’ degree.
He has held Visiting Appointments with the Department of Economics, University
of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.( Jan-June,1985); Queen Elizabeth
House, University of Oxford (1986-1987); Bangladesh Institute
of Development Studies, Dhaka(Jan-Feb,1990);
Thailand Development Research Institute, Bangkok (Mar-Apr,1990); Malaysian
Institute of Economic Research, Kuala Lumpur(May-Sept,1990); and University
of Rhode Island, USA (1998-1999). Also funded by Special Competitive Annual
Research Grants of the University of New South Wales, Australia (where he
taught for long 22 years) he made a number of field trips
almost annually for twenty years to most South-East Asian and South Asian countries, as
well as Hong Kong, China, Korea and Japan.
He gives an IT-intensive hands-on practice-oriented weekly workshop
to the current Business Faculty at KFUPM (which he gave to the previous Faculty
at Australian Universities as well) on “Recent and Ongoing Advances in Econometric Research
Methodology in Finance and Economics”. He also gives this course regularly
at Kuala Lumpur to the ‘Malaysian Finance Association’ academics.
Mentoring the junior faculty and leading
a collaborative research team are his major contributions.
He has had
“applied” papers published /accepted
(of which 72 papers are in European/American scholarly journals). Another
papers are currently under review/revisions.
A small recent sample: Journal of International money and finance, Journal
of Financial research, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting,
Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Policy Modeling, Economic Modelling, Japan & The World Economy, Energy
Economics, Journal of Population Economics,
Archiv. Some of these journals are ranked
within the top 10 finance journals
in the world. Also, he has had more than
400 citations of his work so far.
He has presented
invited papers at international professional conferences.
He sits on the editorial boards of a number of international refereed journals
and acts as an editorial referee to 15 scholarly refereed journals.
Speaker” at the International Workshop of the Centre of Research Excellence
in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia, May 2007
- “Keynote Speaker” at
the Asia-Pacific Economics and Business Bi-annual International Conference,
Penang, Malaysia, October 2004
- “Keynote Speaker” at
the Malaysian Annual Finance Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2003
- 'Best paper' prize
awarded by the prestigious Asia Pacific Finance Annual Conference,
Bangkok, July 2001.
- 'Best paper' prize awarded by the prestigious 'Global Finance
held at Chicago, April 2000. The prize was sponsored by Chicago Stock
- 'Best paper' prize awarded by the prestigious 'PACAP/FMA Annual Conference
of Finance' held at Kuala Lumpur, October 1998. The prize was sponsored
by Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
- 'Best Researcher' of the Faculty of Business (Edith Cowan University,
- Recipient of 6 International ANBAR awards for most cited papers in
2001, 2000, 1999 & 1997. These papers will be in their web page dedicated for these
papers for 5 years.
- Nominated by the School of Finance and Business Economics (Edith Cowan
University, Australia) 1999, for the Australian National Award for Excellence in Teaching.