Dr Zeenat Soobedar

Senior Lecturer

Email: zeenat.soobedar@culc.coventry.ac.uk 

Dr Zeenat Soobedar joined Coventry University London Campus in 2015 as Teaching Fellow in Economics. Zeenat is also a Teaching Assistant at the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London. She has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and considerable research expertise

Before joining Coventry University London Campus, Zeenat was a Research Associate at the Open University on an “Outstanding” graded ESRC-funded research project entitled “Gender and Intra-household Entitlements: A Cross-National Longitudinal Analysis” and was a research assistant at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.

In her teaching, Zeenat brings her academic expertise into the classroom where she equips both undergraduate and postgraduate finance-oriented students with appropriate research and quantitative skills through Research Methods modules at Coventry University London Campus.

Zeenat received her PhD in Economics from Queen Mary University of London and her MSc in Economics and Econometrics from University of Bristol.


  • PhD Economics, Queen Mary University of London, 2009
  • MSc Economics & Econometrics, Pass with Commendation, University of Bristol, 1999

Research and Consultancy

Zeenat has research interests in topics related to Labour and Financial Economics. One strand of her research concentrates on the analysis of changing labour markets within the financial industry.  Another area of her research looks at the usefulness of specific day trading strategies in improving investors’ portfolio performance.

Publications and Scholarship Activities

  • Soobedar, Z. (2011) ‘A Semiparametric Analysis of the Rising Breadwinner Role of Women in the UK’. Review of Economics of the Household 11(3), 415-428
  • Machin, S., R. Murphy, and Soobedar, Z. (2010). ‘Differences in the Labour Market Gains from Qualifications’. National Equality Panel Report
  • Machin, S., R. Murphy, and Soobedar, Z. (2010). ‘Differences in labour market gains from higher education participation’. National Equality Panel Report
  • Soobedar, Z. (2009) ‘Disability Benefits: A Substitute for Income Support for Single Mothers with No Qualifications in the UK’. QMUL Working Paper Series No. 657
  • Soobedar, Z. (2009) ‘Labour Supply Disincentives of Income Support: An Analysis of Single Mothers with No Qualification in the UK’. QMUL Working Paper Series No. 656 – Awarded the prize of best paper from a young economist at WEPG, the Department of Works and Pensions.

Teaching Areas 

  • Business and Management Research Methods
  • Internships
  • Dissertation
  • International Finance
  • Research Methods for Finance and Accounting
  • Data Management Analysis
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