Dr Nadeem Aftab

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PhD projects

Interested in supervising projects in Corporate finance, Productivity, Banking risk and regulations, Macro-financial linkages, Monetary policy, Financial innovations, Financial literacy, ESG and Greenwashing, and Financial history


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Personal profile


Nadeem worked for over ten years in the financial industry, serving the State Bank of Pakistan (the central bank) in various departments including Banking Supervision, Financial Stability, and Monetary Policy. In 2012, he took a full-time position as Assistant Professor at Abu Dhabi University, UAE, and since 2016, he is attached to the University of Northampton.

Nadeem holds a Doctoral degree in Finance from the University of Vienna, Austria, MSc in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan, and Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers, Pakistan


Bing Gong, [Completed] Doctoral research project: Bank Competition, Stability and Credit Constraints in the Chinese Banking System.

Vinh Loc Cao, [Completed] Doctoral research project: A study of the relationship between foreign direct investment inflows, exports and gross domestic product in Vietnam.

Patrick Yeboah, [Passed viva] Doctoral research project: The Impact of ESG Performance on Capital Constraints and Bond Pricing.

Peter Kagumya, [Final year] Doctoral research project: The Strategic Significance of Financial Capability on Financial Innovations in Uganda.

Jonathan Maumy, [Final year] Doctoral research project: A quantitative study into factors affecting satisfaction levels of tenants residing within the UK's private rented sector (PRS).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


  • HB Economic Theory
  • HG Finance
  • HA Statistics


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