Professor Sabur Mollah

Professor of Finance / Director of Research

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Hull University Business School

s.mollah@hull.ac.uk

01482 463244

Sabur Mollah is a Professor of Finance and Director of Research at Hull University Business School.

Sabur previously taught at Bournemouth University, University of Botswana, University of Dhaka, University of Leeds, and Stockholm University.

He has published extensively on issues surrounding corporate governance in banks, market reactions to dividend policy, asset pricing behaviour, market efficiency and volatility.

He has raised around £500,000 in external grants from research foundations and his papers have appeared in world-leading journals, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Corporate Finance.

Research

Research Interests

Corporate governance systems and boardroom quality in banks, dividend policy, market conditions and investor behaviour, as well as market-based accounting research.

Publications

ABS 4* RANKED JOURNAL ARTICLE(S):

1) Srivastav, A., Keasey, K., Mollah, S, and Vallascas, F. (2017). 'CEO Turnover in Large Banks: Does Tail Risk Matter?' Journal of Accounting and Economics, 64, 37-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacceco.2017.05.001


ABS 4 RANKED JOURNAL ARTICLE(S):

2) Vallascas, F., Mollah, S., and Keasey, K. (2017). 'Does the Impact of Board Independence on Large Bank Risks Change After the Global Financial Crisis?' Journal of Corporate Finance, 44, 149-166. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2017.03.011

ABS 3 RANKED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

3) Mollah, S., Hassan, K., Al-Farooque, O., and Mobarek, A. (2017). 'The Governance, Risk-taking, and Performance of Islamic Banks', Journal of Financial Services Research, 51, 195-217. DOI 10.1007/s10693-016-0245-2.

4) Mollah, S., and Liljeblom, E. (2016). 'Governance and Bank Characteristics in the Credit and Sovereign Debt Crises – What is Different?' Journal of Financial Stability, 27, 59-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2016.09.003

5) Mobarek, A., Muradoglu, G., Mollah, S., and Hou, A.J. (2016). 'Determinants of Time Varying Co-movements among International Stock Markets during Crisis and Non-Crisis Periods', Journal of Financial Stability, 24, 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2016.03.003

Full publications list

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Managing Finance

Research PhDs

I welcome applications in corporate governance systems and boardroom quality, dividend policy, market conditions and investor behaviour, as well as market-based accounting research.

I have supervised several PhDs towards successful completions in Bangladesh, Sweden, and the UK. Currently I am supervising six PhD students, with four of them set to be complete by the end of 2017.

 

Teaching awards and accolades

University Pedagogy 1 & 2

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

Docent in Business Administration - specialization in Finance (Stockholm University, Sweden)

PhD Finance (Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK)

MCOM Finance (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; 1st Class)

BCOM (Honours) Finance (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; 1st Class)

External roles

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance

  • Guest Editor, Studies in Economics and Finance

  • Membership: American Finance Association; Financial Management Association International; British Accounting and Finance Association; British Academy of Management

  • Ad Hoc Referee: Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Financial Services Research; Journal of Financial Stability; European Financial Management; Journal of International Financial Market, Institutions, and Money; The European Journal of Finance; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; International Review of Financial Analysis; Corporate Governance: An International Review

  • Conference Organization: Program Committee Member: Southern Finance Association Meeting 2010 & 2011, Nordic Academy of Management Conference 2011, Eastern Finance Association 2012 Meeting

  • Track Chair: Market Microstructure Track, Nordic Academy of Management Conference 2011, 2013

Partnerships and collaborations

Sabur has research collaborations with

  • Stockholm Business School, Sweden
  • University of Leeds, UK
  • Hanken School of Economics, Finland
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • European Central Bank (ECB), Germany
  • Durham University, UK
  • Aston University, UK
  • Newcastle University, UK
  • Fordham University, USA
  • Bangor University, UK
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • University of New England, Australia
  • Cardiff University, UK
  • University of Northern Iowa, USA
  • Monash University, Australia

Awards and accolades

RESEARCH GRANTS:

1) 2010-To Date: Jan Wallanders Och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse Tore Browaldhs Foundation (Handelsbanken) Research Grant on, ‘Corporate Governance Failure of Large Banks during Global Financial Crisis’, (SEK 2.0 Million or Approx. £180,000). Project ID-P2010-0144:1. Principal Investigator: Sabur Mollah.

2) 2011-To Date: Jan Wallanders Och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse Tore Browaldhs Foundation (Handelsbanken) Research Grant on, ‘IFRS and Market Efficiency: Studying the Impact of IFRS Adoption on Market Efficiency around the World’, (SEK 2.0 Million or Approx. £180,000). Project ID-P2011-0212:1. Principal Investigator: Sabur Mollah.

3) 2013-2015: VINNOVA Research Foundation Research Grant on, ‘The co-dependence between bank and sovereign risk in Europe and the potential benefits of a banking union’, (SEK200,000 or Approx. £18,000). Project ID-2013-04586. Principal Investigator: Asma Mobarek.

4) 2011-2016: NASDAQ OMX Nordic Foundation Research Grant on, ‘Cross-country Random Walk Hypothesis and Mean Reverting Long-Memory Properties of Stock Returns: Does the duration for mean reversion varies in equity returns between Pre, during and Post Crisis period?’, (SEK 0.5 Million or Approx. £45,000). Project ID NASDAQ-OMX-2011:2. Principal Investigator: Sabur Mollah.

5) 2009-2014: NASDAQ OMX Nordic Foundation Research Grant on, ‘Contagion and Co-integration in Financial Markets during Financial Crisis’, (SEK 0.5 Million or Approx. £45,000). Project ID-NASDAQ-OMX2009:1. Principal Investigator: Sabur Mollah.

6) 2007: Office of Research and Development (ORD), University of Botswana, Research Grant (Round 14 Competition) on, ‘Corporate Governance and Firm Performance – Evidence from Botswana’ (BWP 50,000 or £3,500). Principal Investigator: Sabur Mollah.

7) 2006: Office of Research and Development (ORD), University of Botswana, Research Grant (Round 12 Competition) on, ‘Stock Market Behavior of an Emerging Market’ (BWP 30,000 or £2,500). Principal Investigator: Sabur Mollah.

8) 2004: Bangladesh University Grants Commission Research Grant on, “Asset Pricing Behavior of Stock Market of Bangladesh” (BDT 70,000 or £600). Principal Investigator: Sabur Mollah.

9) 2002: Bureau of Business Research, University of Dhaka Research Grant on, ‘Volatility of Stock Returns: Evidence from the Dhaka Stock Exchange’ (BDT 49,000 or £400). Principal Investigator: Sabur Mollah.

10) 1997: Bureau of Business Research, University of Dhaka Research Grant on, ’Determinants of Dividend Policy and Stock Price: A Study of the Companies Listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange’, (BDT 21,000 or £200). Principal Investigator: Sabur Mollah.

OTHER AWARDS:

1) 2016: Reviewer Recognition Award by Journal of Banking and Finance, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2) 2014: Reviewer Recognition Award by Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

3) 2014: Highly Commended award winner by Emerald LiteriNetwork on ‘Impact of board ownership, CEO-Chair duality and foreign equity participation on auditor quality choice of IPO companies: Evidence from an emerging market’, International Journal of Accounting and Information Management.

4) 2013: Best Paper Award with Cash Prize on, ‘Stock Return Behavior of Central European Emerging Markets’, 20th Global Finance Conference, Monterey, USA.

5)2012: Marquis Who’s Who: My biodata has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2013 database, ISBN 978-0-8379-1151-1.

6) 2011: Outstanding Reviewer Award by Emerald LiteriNetwork.

7) 2009: Highly Commended Award by Emerald LiteriNetwork on, ‘Market Volatility Across-countries: International Evidence’, Studies in Economics and Finance.

8) 2007: Outstanding Research Award: Dividend Policy and Security Price Behaviour in Emerging Financial Markets: Evidence from Bangladesh, Winter 2007 Global Conference on Business and Finance, Texas, USA.

9) 2007: Outstanding Research Award: Dividend Announcement and Security Price Reaction in Emerging Financial Markets: Evidence from Bangladesh, Winter 2007 Global Conference on Business and Finance, Texas, USA.

10) 2002: Charles-Wallace Trust grant.

11) 1998: Bangladesh-Sweden Trust travel grant for PhD fieldwork.

Professional highlights

2017-date: Director of Research at Hull University Business School, University of Hull, UK.

2016-date: Research Lead in Accounting & Finance Research Group, Hull University Business School, University of Hull, UK.

2009-2016: Lead in Externally Funded Research Projects, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University, Sweden.

2005-2008: Member of Senate (elected member as teachers’ representative), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2004-2005: Head of Uttara Campus (Campus Director), Victoria University of Bangladesh.

2003-2004: Head, Department of Business Administration, Uttara University, Bangladesh.

2002-2005: Assistant Proctor, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

1999-2001: Postgraduate Student Representative: Elected postgraduate representative of Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK.