Dr Pedram M. Nourani

Pedram M. Nourani

Senior Lecturer in Finance and Economics (NZUWI, China)

Qualifications: BIM, MBA Finance, PhD Economics

About Pedram

Pedram is a senior lecturer in finance and economics at the University of Waikato's Management School, based at the Joint Institute at Zhejiang University City College (NZUWI).

Prior to joining the University of Waikato, he was a senior lecturer in finance and business analytics at the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Pedram has also held several positions in industry starting from financial management assistant to finance manager.

In 2013, he received his MBA in Finance from Multimedia University.

In 2017, he completed his PhD in industrial and financial economics at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya under a Bright Sparks Scholarship, where he gained the University of Malaya Excellence Award 2017 for being he best PhD student with highest impact publications.

His research has mainly focused on efficiency performance, financial technology, risk and insurance, banking, financial economics and industrial economics.

His works appear in reputed journals such as Omega, Finance Research Letters, Economic Modelling, Applied Economics, Review of Managerial Science, Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, Singapore Economic Review, and Technological and Economic Development of Economy, among others.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Performance Management; Efficiency Analysis; Financial Technology; Risk and Insurance; Banking; Financial Economics; Industrial Economics.

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Recent Publications

  • Chandran, V. G. R., Nourani, M., Selvarajan, S., & Baskaran, A. (2021). Selective research funding policy and catching up the ladder in university research performance in Malaysia. Managerial and Decision Economics, 42(3), 539-550. doi:10.1002/mde.3252

  • Banna, H., Mia, M. A., Nourani, M., & Yarovaya, L. (2021). Fintech-based financial inclusion and risk-taking of microfinance institutions (MFIs): Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Finance Research Letters, online, 10 pages. doi:10.1016/

  • Lu, W. -M., Kweh, Q., Nourani, M., & Lin, C. -Y. (2021). Political governance, corruption perceptions index, and national dynamic energy efficiency. Journal of Cleaner Production, 295, 126505. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126505

  • Shamsabadi, H., Tebourbi, I., Nourani, M., & Min, B. (2021). Corporate governance and dividend reinvestment plans: Insights from imputation tax in Australia. Finance Research Letters, 41, 101810. doi:10.1016/

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Corporate Governance; Economics; Finance; Performance; Technology

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]