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Dr Ahmed Elsayed, BSc(Hons),Dip, MA, PhD, PGCAP, SFHEA

Associate Professor (Teaching) in Economics in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 47188
Room number: MHL 344

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Dr. Ahmed Elsayed is an Associate Professor (Teaching) in Economics at Durham Business School. Dr. Elsayed has joined Durham University in 2013. Prior to that, he has had excellent opportunities to work at several universities such as Leeds University and London Metropolitan University. Where his academic duties include PhD supervision, programme leadership, developing new programmes, and teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This allows him to acquire considerable experience in research, teaching and leadership. Ahmed has an extensive teaching experience in higher education. His current teaching interests include Economic Theory, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Methods, Financial Markets and Institutions and Financial Econometrics.
Dr. Elsayed obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Leeds University Business School. His Ph.D. thesis investigates the impact of financial development, financial structure and financial liberalisation policies on economic development in LDCs. His main research interests are in the areas of Contagion and financial crises, Middle East and Emerging Financial Markets, Financial Integration, Islamic Finance, Energy Economics, Information Transmission, and volatility modelling. In addition, Ahmed is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Analysis of cointegrating systems and econometric modelling of regime-switching and asymmetry
  • Contagion and financial crises
  • Economic determinants of volatility spillovers
  • Middle East economies and Emerging fianacial markets
  • Return and volatility transmission in financial markets
  • Financial Development and Regulations
  • Monetary and financial economics
  • Banking and Islamic Finance


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