Welcome to Mansur's Official Web Site

Web Site Address: http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/finec/masih

Updated: January 05, 2010

A. 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 accredited)

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 Malaysia

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Tun Ismail Ali Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance & Investment, National University of Malaysia, 2004 (June - August)

KFUPM P O Box 1764
Dhahran 31261
Saudi Arabia

Tel:  860- 2135 (International +966 3 860 2135 )
Fax: 860- 2585  (International +966 3 860 2585)
Email: masih at kfupm dot edu dot sa



Mansur's career, teaching and research experiences at a glance
(including 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, Financial management, 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 82 refereed “applied” papers published /accepted (of which 72 papers are in European/American scholarly journals). Another 4 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,
Weltwirtschaftliches 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 77 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.

International Professional Recognitions/Awards:

  • “Keynote 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 Annual Conference' held at Chicago, April 2000. The prize was sponsored by Chicago Stock Exchange.
  • '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, Australia) Award, 1998.
  • 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 list 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.

Links to the Universities I have been associated with:

Professor Dave Allen's Page

Rumi Masih's Page (Co-author)

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