Dr Mona Soufian

Lecturer in Finance

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Hull University Business School


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Mona joined HUBS in June 2014, following her previous academic appointment at Newcastle Business School. She was previously involved in consultancy projects in public and private funding.

She obtained her PhD in 2003 on empirical asset pricing of risk in the UK stock market. She has an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester (UMIST).

Mona's research interests include empirical asset pricing, market inefficiency and behavioural aspects of financial markets.

She is also interested in modelling instability in financial markets and the recent development on evolutionary finance in the context of decision making in financial markets, using agent-based modelling.


Research Interests

  • Empirical asset pricing

  • Market inefficiency

  • Behavioural aspects of financial markets

  • Decision making in financial markets


Soufian M, Hudson R and Skerrett L, 'Which heuristics can aid financial decision making?', International Review of Financial Analysis, vol 42, pp 199-210 (2015)

Soufian M, Hudson R and Manahov V, 'The implications of traders’ cognitive abilities on stock market properties', Intelligent System in Accounting, Finance and Management, vol 21, pp 1-18 (2014)

Soufian M, Hudson R and Forbes W, 'Adapting Financial Rationality; Is a New Paradigm Emerging?', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol 42, pp 199-210 (2014)

Soufian M, McMillan D and Horsburgh S, 'What drives the premium labour model, beta instability risk or human capital?: Evidence for the UK', Managerial Finance, vol 39, issue 12, pp 1188-1200 (2013)

Soufian M, Hudson R and Merali Y, 'Determinants of stability in financial markets', paper delivered to the International Conference on Computational and Financial Economics (CFE), London (2015)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Investment and Financial Theory

  • International Finance and Investment

  • Risk Management

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