Dr. Mohammad Newaz

Lecturer in Finance

School of Economics, Finance and Accounting
Coventry Business School

Faculty of Business and Law

Email: ab9625@coventry.ac.uk 
Twitter: @mknewaz 
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Having been at Coventry University since January 2015, I thoroughly enjoyed working within the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting (EFA). It has a relaxing atmosphere with great academic and non-academic staff. My main duties include undertaking teaching and course management, supporting the School’s activities in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Finance. My other duties are to engage actively in applied research and income generation with a particular focus on the area of Finance, and to undertake dissertation and project supervision and other teaching and learning activities as required by the School.

My principal areas of teaching responsibility are Behavioural Finance and Research Methods. Like most of the faculty here, I see my teaching and research work as closely interconnected. My teaching philosophy reflects my interest in student-centred, interactive environment that encourages learning by both students and teachers. I emphasise critical, innovative and dynamic thinking, in which students can think about the class as a community where they can express themselves freely and perform up to their potential. Recently I have been awarded "Fellow" status as a professional recognition from the Higher Education Academy.

  • PhD in Finance, London Metropolitan University, 2014
  • International Finance MA, London Metropolitan University, 2007
  • Accounting & Information Systems MBA, University of Dhaka, 2004
Research interests

I am interested in the fields of exchange rates, time series, forecasting and behavioural finance especially in the context of emerging and frontier markets. Empirical research on exchange rates and associated volatility in respect of emerging and frontier markets is almost non-existent. My research examining whether traditional univariate and multivariate time series models that are used widely and successfully in the literature in relation to advanced countries, can perform equally well in the cases of emerging and frontier countries.

I am currently working on the following papers –

  • Forecasting Exchange Rates: New Evidence from Frontier Economies
  • Common Volatility Trends in the Emerging Markets Currencies and Dollar
  • The Determinants of Exchange Rates: An Application of ARDL - Cointegration Approach
Recent outputs and publications

Book chapter:

  • Andrikopoulos, P., Trang Anh, D. L. and Newaz, M.K. (2016) ‘Structural Breaks, Efficiency and Volatility: An Empirical Investigation of Southeast Asian Frontier Markets’. In the Handbook of Frontier Markets Vol.2: Evidence from Asia and International Comparative Studies. Ed. by Andrikopoulos, P., Gregoriou, G.N., and Kallinterakis, V. Elsevier.

Conference proceedings:

  • Newaz, M.K. (2015) ‘Structural Break and Forecasting Exchange Rates: An Empirical Investigation of Frontier Market Economies’. BES Internal Research Conference. Held 2015 at Coventry University, UK. 
  • Newaz, M.K. (2012) ‘Forecasting Exchange Rates using Combination Techniques: an Empirical Investigation of BRICS Economies’. in Obuah, E.E. (ed.) African Business and Development in a Changing Global Political Economy: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, ‘The International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) Conference 2012’. Held 15-19 May at El Jadida Polydisciplinary University, El Jadida, Morocco. 
  • Newaz, M.K. (2012) ‘Forecasting Exchange Rates using a Combination Techniques: An Empirical Investigation of Emerging and Frontier Market Economies’. The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Doctoral Colloquium. Held 16-17 April 2012 in Brighton, UK.
  • Newaz, M.K. (2011) ‘Forecasting Exchange Rates: An Empirical Investigation of Exchange Rates’. The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), South East Area Group (SEAG) Annual Conference. Held 13 September 2011 at Roehampton University Business School, London.
  • Newaz, M.K. (2011) ‘Forecasting Exchange Rates using a Combination Technique: An Empirical Investigation of Frontier Market Economies’. The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Doctoral Colloquium. Held 11-12 April 2011 at Aston University, Birmingham. 
Teaching modules
  • Behavioural Finance (postgraduate)
  • Research Methods (undergraduate and postgraduate)
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