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Dr.SAID ELFAKHANI

Academic Credentials

Doctor of Philosophy, Finance Major, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, 1989, (Statistics and Research Methods Minor).

Dissertation Topic:   “Dividend Policy Puzzle: The Information Effect and a New Version of the Signaling Theory.”
Supervisor:                  Professor Larry J. Merville.

Master of Science, Finance Major, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, 1987.

Master in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 1984.

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors List), Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1979.

Academic Experience

1998-present
Professor of Finance, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

1997-1998
Visiting Professor of Finance, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Department of Finance and Economics, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

1994-1995
Visiting Associate Professor of Finance, Indiana State University, Department of Management and Finance, Terre Haute, Indiana.

1988-1999
Professor of Finance, The University of Saskatchewan, Department of Finance and Management Science, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

1984-1988
Teaching Assistant the University Of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.

Theses Supervised

Dr. Elfakhani Supervised a number of Master of Science Finance Theses (at the U of Saskatchewan).
He also Supervised and Co-Supervised MBA theses for a number of students (at the U of Saskatchewan.).
A number of MBA Project Theses (at AUB).

Undergraduate CO-Operative Report (at KFUPM).
Member of the Supervising Committee For Na’el A. Tashkandi’s Cooperative Program Report (spring 1998) entitled “Co-op Report: Anew financing Technique in the Banking Industry”, King Fahad University Of Petroleum and Minerals.

Other Pedagogical

Have significantly redesigned and prepared class notes, handout Problems, and reading Packages for several finance courses, Graduate and undergraduate including:
(International Financial Management),(Intermediate Corporate Finance),(Theory of Finance).
Was actively involved in the start and promotion of the new M.Sc. Finance Program. U. of Saskatchewan.

Publications

Dr.Elfakhani published and wrote in a number of Business and Financial publication
This is only a sample of some of them:

  • (Short Positions, Size Effect, and the Liquidity Hypothesis, Implications for Stock Performance.)
  • (Thin Trading and Mispricing Profit Opportunities in the Canadian Commodity Futures.)
  • (Short Sellers Aren’t Always Right).
  • (Asymmetric Information, Insider Trading, and the Small Firm Size Effect).
  • (Portfolio Performance and the Interaction between Systematic Risk, Firm Size and Price-Earnings Ratios: The Canadian Evidence).

Dr. Elfakhani participated in several Executive Programs and workshops, He was also been invited as a lecturer for professional designations workshops.
Introduced simulated investment games for investment and portfolio management in which students use real world financial data, computer analysis and statistical packages to make sound investment decisions.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Awarded Citation of Excellence Certifying the “Highest Quality Rating” by ANBAR Electronic Intelligence for the paper “Small Firm and Value Effects in the Canadian Stock Market”.
Nominated for the “most effective Professor in the classroom” Award, 1997&1996.
Nominated for the “most Approachable Professor” Award, 1997

Professional Memberships

Member, The Academy of Business Administration, 1994.
Member, The Academy of Financial Services 1992-1994..
Member, Administrative Science Association of Canada, 1989-1993.
Member, The American Finance Association, 1987 to present.
Member, Eastern Finance Association, 1990 to present.
Member, Institute of Financial and Strategic Decisions, 1992 to present.
Member, The Mid South Academy of Economics and Finance, 1995.
Member, Midwest Finance Association, 1991 to present.
Member, Southern Finance Association, 1991 to present
Member, Southwestern Finance Association, 1991 to present.
Member, Western Finance Association, 1991 to present
Member, Southwestern Finance Association, 1991 to present.
Listed in the International Directory of Business and Management Scholars and Research (Harvard Business School Press)
Listed in The Wiley Guide to Finance Faculty.


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