Dr. Syed Mujahid Hussain

Title:Assistant Professor
Room #:1020
Ext. #:2904

Fields of Interest:

Information arrival and price discovery in Financial Markets, High Frequency Finance, Market microstructure, Emerging Markets, Financial Markets Integration and Islamic Finance.


PhD., Financial Economics, Hanken school of Economics – Finland, 2009.
M.Sc., Computational Finance, Hanken school of Economics – Finland, 2001.
MBA., International Islamic University, Islamabad – Pakistan, 1998.
B.Sc., Punjab University Lahore – Pakistan, 1994.
Syed Mujahid Hussain joined the department of Economics and Finance as an Assistant Professor in September 2015. Prior to joining SQU, Dr. Hussain was an Assistant Professor in the department of Finance at Hanken school of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. He has also served as a visiting faculty at Lappeenranta University of Technology Business School in Finland and National University of Science and Technology Business School in Islamabad, Pakistan. In addition to academia, he has also been a visiting researcher in the department of monetary policy and research at the Bank of Finland in Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Hussain has widely participated and presented his work in international conferences, and published in many peer reviewed scientific journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, European Financial Management, Multinational Finance Journal, and Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. He also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Finance, and International Review of Economics and Finance among others.

Selected Publications:

  • What Drives the Stock Market Growth? A Case of a Volatile Emerging Economy (With Timo Korkeamäki, Danielle Xu and Ashfaque Hasan Khan). Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (2015), Volume 51, Issue 1, p. 209-223.
  • Information Arrival, Jumps and Cojumps in European Financial Markets: Evidence Using Tick by Tick Data (With Frederic Deleze). Multinational Finance Journal (2014), Vol. 18, No. 3/4, p. 169-213.
  • The Financial Cost of Rivalry: A Tale of Two South Asian Neighbors (With Sheraz Ahmed). Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (2014), 50(3), 35-60.
  • Simultaneous Monetary Policy Announcements and International Stock Markets Response: An Intraday Analysis. Journal of Banking and Finance (2011), 35(3), 752-764.
  • Intraday Seasonalities and Macroeconomic News Announcements (With Kari Harju). European Financial Management (2011), 17(2), 367–390.