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Professor Imad Moosa

PositionProfessor, Finance
College/PortfolioBusiness
School/DepartmentEconomics, Finance and Marketing
Phone99251516
CampusMelbourne City Campus
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Professor Imad Moosa is published in several fields including international finance, financial markets, macroeconomics, energy economics, applied econometrics and the history of economic thought.

Imad Moosa obtained a BA in economics and business studies, MA in the economics of financial intermediaries and a PhD in financial economics from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 1975, 1976 and 1986, respectively. He has received formal training in model building, exchange rate forecasting and risk management at the Claremont Economics Institute (USA), Wharton Econometrics (USA), and the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (Switzerland). Until 1991, Imad had worked as a financial analyst, financial journalist and a professional economist/investment banker. As a result, he gained practical experience in foreign exchange, money market operations, new issues, securities portfolios and corporate finance. He was also an economist at the Financial Institutions Division of the Bureau of Statistics at the International Monetary Fund (Washington, DC). Imad has served in a number of advisory positions with private and public institutions, including KPMG, AUSAID, US Treasury, Central Bank of Kuwait and the Gulf Monetary Council.

In 1991 he started an academic career by lecturing in Economics and Finance at the University of Sheffield (UK). In 1994 he joined La Trobe University, where he ended up holding a chair in finance, before joining Monash University as a professor of finance during the period September 2006-July 2010. Ever since he has been a professor of Finance at RMIT.

Imad has published 19 books and some 250 papers in academic journals spanning several fields including international finance, financial markets, macroeconomics, energy economics, applied econometrics and the history of economic thought. His work has appeared in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Financial Studies, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, IMF Staff Papers, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. He has also written for professional magazines such as the prestigious Euromoney. His most recent books include Quantitative Easing as a Highway to Hyperinflation, The Costs and Benefits of Environmental Regulation and Good Regulation, Bad Regulation.

  • GCE (Advanced Level): Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Economics, City of Bath Technical College (England), 1972
  • B.A., Economics and Business Studies, University of Sheffield (England), 1975
  • M.A., Economics of Financial Intermediaries, University of Sheffield (England), 1976 (Dissertation: The Demand and Supply of Money Functions: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation)
  • Ph.D., Financial Economics, University of Sheffield (England), 1986 (Thesis: A Study of Kuwait’s Monetary Sector)
  • Econometric Modelling, Claremont Economics Institute, California, USA, January – February 1982
  • Exchange Rate Forecasting, Wharton Econometrics, Philadelphia, USA, July-August 1983
  • Bonds, Financial Futures, Swaps and Options, International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies, Geneva, September 1986
  • Exchange and Interest Rate Forecasting, International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies, Geneva, September 1989

View more outputs from this academic in the RMIT Research Repository

  • The WikiLeaks Effect. Funded by: Australian Centre for Financial Studies Grant pre-2014 from (2013 to 2015)
  • The changing importance of country factors in international Equity Portfolio Diversification. Funded by: Australian Centre for Financial Studies Grant pre-2014 from (2011 to 2014)
  • An International Profile of Operational Risk. Funded by: Australian Centre for Financial Studies Grant pre-2014 from (2011 to 2012)
  • New approaches to Modelling Operational Risk in the Light of the Basel II Accord. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2008 from (2008 to 2013)

Note: Supervision projects since 2004
5 PhD Current Supervisions
9 PhD Completions

International finance, Risk management, Financial markets, Financial economics, Financial aspects of economic development.