Abdullah Mamun

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Financial Economics) (New Orleans) MA Economics (Western University)

306-966-1862 mamun@edwards.usask.ca CV

Room 78
25 Campus Drive, Nutrien Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, SK, S7N 5A7

Brief Biography

Abdullah Mamun has taught finance at the University of New Orleans and at Massey University before moving to the University of Saskatchewan, where he is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Edwards School of Business. He has taught economics and finance at both undergraduate and graduate level. He is actively involved in graduate supervision. His students have worked in different areas of financial economics, banking risk management, non-traditional banking activity, financial markets and M&A. Many of his students are well placed in academia and private sectors.

Professor Mamun has a very wide research interest. His current research projects involve monetary policy and banking, bank risk management, credit unions, financial economics, M&A, etc. He has published (including forthcoming) over 20 research articles in journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, The Financial Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Policy Modelling, International Review of Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, and Review of Financial Economics, among others. He has served as reviewers in Journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, Financial Services Review, Global Journal of Finance and Economics, The Financial Review and International Money and Finance. He currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management.

He is active in professional organisations; he has served on program committee of Eastern Finance Association, Southwestern Finance Association, and Academy of Financial Services. He regularly attends and presents papers in academic conferences such as The Financial Management Association International, Southwestern Finance Association.

Current and past academic positions

  • Associate Professor, Tenured, Department of Finance and Management Science, the University of Saskatchewan, July 2011-Present
  • Fellow in Credit Union Finance, Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, January 2017- Present
  • Graduate Chair in Finance, Department of Finance and Management Science, the University of Saskatchewan, July 2015-June 2019
  • The Center for Strategic Financial Management Scholar, Department of Finance and Management Science, the University of Saskatchewan, July 2011- June 2013
  • Associate Professor, Without Tenure, Department of Finance and Management Science, the University of Saskatchewan, 2006-June 2011
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Commerce, Massey University, July 2003–December 2006


  • B.S.S. in Economics (1995), University of Dhaka
  • M.S.S. in Economics (1996), University of Dhaka
  • M.A. in Economics (1999), University of Western University
  • Ph.D. in Financial Economics (2003), University of New Orleans


  • Security Analysis and Evaluation (first course in Investments)
  • Applied Security Analysis (Investment practicum for undergraduate students managing $2million invested in securities in Canadian, US and international financial market).
  • Financial Institutions Management (fourth year course in Banking)
  • Portfolio Theory and Management (fourth year course in Investment Theory)
  • Investments, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (MBA course)
  • Financial Institutions Management (M.Sc. course in Banking)
  • Advanced Investment Theory (M.Sc. course in Investment Theory)
  • Seminar in Finance (M.Sc. seminar course)
  • Corporate Finance (M.Sc. course in Corporate Finance)

Research Interest

  • Banking
  • Credit Union
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial Economics
  • M&A

Publication (selected)

  • Nimita Azam, Abdullah Mamun, and George Tannous, 2021, Credit Derivatives and Loan Yields. The Financial Review (conditionally accepted)
  • Abdullah Mamun, Dev Mishra and Lei Zhan, 2021, The Value of Intangible Capital in Mergers. Journal of Economics and Business (Accepted)
  • Abdullah Mamun, George Tannous, and Sicong Zhang, 2021. Do regulatory bank mergers improve operating performance? International Review of Economics & Finance, 73, pp.152-174.
  • Asem Alhomaidi, M. Kabir Hassan, William J. Hippler and Abdullah Mamun, 2019, The impact of religious certification on market segmentation and investor recognition Journal of Corporate Finance, 28-48
  • Abdullah Mamun, Md. Didarul Alam and George Tannous, 2019, Did the regulatory changes of 1999 and 2001 affect income smoothing behavior of US banks? Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting¸ 1011-1041
  • Abdullah Mamun and Dev Mishra, 2012, Industry merger intensity and Cost of Capital, International Review of Finance, Volume: 12 Issue: 4 pp. 469-490
  • Kabir Hassan, Ihsan Isik and Abdullah Mamun, 2010, Trade liberalization and industry performance in Bangladesh, Journal of Policy Modeling, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp. 399-417
  • Abdullah Mamun, M. Kabir Hassan, and Neal Maroney, 2005. The Wealth and Risk Effects of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) on the US Banking Industry, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting. 32, No. 1 & 2, pp. 351-388

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Honors and Awards

  • Highly Commended Paper at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011 (Emerald.
  • McGraw-Hill Irwin Distinguished Paper in Economics award at 2011 Southwestern Society of Economists.
  • Best Research Award for 2005, Massey University, Department of Commerce.
  • McGraw-Hill Irwin Distinguished Paper in Finance award at 2003 Southwestern Finance Association.
  • Department of Economics and Finance Nomination for University of New Orleans Alumni Award for 2002.
  • The Toussaint Hocevar Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 2001 at University of New Orleans.